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Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion

  Can I use solar panels on my electric vehicle to generate power when I drive or parked?  This is a question that I asked myself years ago and I was asked about this again recently.  The short answer is, yes.  The real underlying question is how much power can be generated using solar panels Read more about Solar Powered Car Generation for DIY EV Conversion[…]

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Lithium Ion Battery Types for Electric Vehicles

Lithium and lithium-ion batteries are frequently used in consumer products, including electric vehicles.  There are many types of lithium batteries that have been developed over the past few decades, and I want to take a look at their current uses, types of lithium batteries, and how they compare to each other.  I also want to Read more about Lithium Ion Battery Types for Electric Vehicles[…]

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Carbon Footprint Analysis: Buy new versus Convert to an Electric Vehicle

  There have been many questions about the environmental aspect of a new electric vehicle versus an electric vehicle conversion from gasoline.  To dig deeper, we will look at what the carbon footprint is for a new vehicle to be manufactured.  Comparing these two carbon footprints can be a little tricky as the initial environmental harm has already been Read more about Carbon Footprint Analysis: Buy new versus Convert to an Electric Vehicle[…]

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11 EV Conversion Goals to Set Before You Make Your Own Car

Read in Goals To Determine Before Your EV Conversion Some goals need to be defined before starting your diy electric car or ev car conversion shop.  Each goal in the list is directly related to the goal set before.  Goal number 1 is the most important goal for the overall electric conversion and so on Read more about 11 EV Conversion Goals to Set Before You Make Your Own Car[…]

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Electric Vehicle Conversion Transmission Analysis and Selection

Overview of all transmissions for EV conversions Read in  Do Electric Cars Have Transmissions? One of the most asked question when talking about an electric car conversion, especially when the topic of diy ev drivetrain is brought up.  In short, an electric car transmission is required to increase the torque at the wheel.  This applies Read more about Electric Vehicle Conversion Transmission Analysis and Selection[…]

DC Motor Controller Operation Explained

DC Motor Controller Operation Explained

Read in DC Motor Controller Explained The DC motor controller function is simple: to control the motor.  If you are like me, you need to figure out how it works.  In the case of an electric car conversion, the DC motor controller takes the throttle position input and sends the required power to the DC motor. Read more about DC Motor Controller Operation Explained[…]

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Deep Cycle Battery Types for Electric Vehicles

Read in Deep Cycle Battery Selection Confusion Selecting the correct battery for your electric vehicle conversion can be a confusing process.  There are two types of battery categories to select from: lead-acid batteries or lithium based batteries.  This post focused on lead-acid batteries, and in particular, deep cycle batteries. The first thing about deep cycle Read more about Deep Cycle Battery Types for Electric Vehicles[…]