Full electric conversions.....

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by e m p i » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:19 pm

Did you see the article in the latest camper and bus mag? They had an article on a Brazilian bay that had been converted by a company using Tesla batteries. They reckon they’ll get about 250 miles to a charge out of it. Again though, the downside is that it’ll cost a punter 25-30k to convert on top of buying the base vehicle.
Still quite an interesting read though.
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by susta » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:32 pm

Interesting Ian Harris Blocked me when I tried to introduce your thread!!

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:15 am

e m p i wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Did you see the article in the latest camper and bus mag?
I did and it's great to see electric conversions in the mainstream press. My only complaint is the lack of photos and details about the conversion... if we knew more about the battery for example we could validate their "range is more like 250 miles" statement :)

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:22 am

susta wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Interesting Ian Harris Blocked me when I tried to introduce your thread!!
That's odd... maybe he doesn't like our open source approach :wink:

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by e m p i » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:35 pm

Kevin Sharpe wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:15 am
e m p i wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Did you see the article in the latest camper and bus mag?
I did and it's great to see electric conversions in the mainstream press. My only complaint is the lack of photos and details about the conversion... if we knew more about the battery for example we could validate their "range is more like 250 miles" statement :)
Yeah wasn't many pictures of how they'd done it or the spec of the batteries but I guess they want to protect their methods for future business. Although at 30k for the conversion I can't see that many people beating a path to their door :roll:
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by GreenBeetleDave » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 pm

FYI

Here's another company that do conversion kits for VW's (if you're rich and want a short range) lol :wink:

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/index.php ... f9kuk860t5
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by funky_rick » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:50 pm

Great thread and some interesting developments. Would possibly be good in the magazine as an ongoing article.

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by petergyoung » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:19 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UeVsHmKAFA

Beginning is a bit dry but interesting from around 3.30 onwards.
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:45 am

Great to see electric conversions in the 'mainstream' car magazines... this is a 12 part series by Chris Hazell one of our merry band of converters 8)

https://www.fastcar.co.uk
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Jaguar I-PACE First Drive | Fully Charged

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by splitscreensteve » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:54 am

i know that steve johnson at Johnson autoworks was looking at pioneering an electric kit. May be owrth a phone call or email?
All I know is, he sometimes drives a Split.

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:01 pm

if you're interested in renewables or the future of transport then the Fully Charged Live Show looks interesting;

https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic ... 0&t=121683

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Wed May 02, 2018 5:29 pm

Some great progress with the Tesla Open Source controller... here's the large drive unit in a BMW 8 Series conversion 8)

https://youtu.be/Ke4ba0F804o

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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Reaction » Thu May 03, 2018 2:53 pm

Forgive me but I couldn't see it in previous pages, but I assume you guys musty be aware of jehugarcia and his homebuilt electric samba conversion? Its done using old laptop batteries. Again sorry if you're all already well aware of him.

https://youtu.be/5UeVsHmKAFA

Its not for me and looks like a dangerous thing to do if you don't know what you're doing... but seriously interesting.
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Re: Full electric conversions.....

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu May 24, 2018 3:28 pm

Why The Royal Wedding Was Great News For Jaguar (And Electric Cars) 8)

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