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Electric Car Conversion’s Electric Accessories

  One of the often things overlooked in an electric car conversion are the accessories.  Sometimes these are called creature comforts since they include air conditioning, cabin heater, power steering, and brake assist.  Most people would think you’re crazy to go without these features nowadays, but it is an option for you to have in Read more about Electric Car Conversion’s Electric Accessories[…]

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11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion

      I have put together a short list of tools that are required for an electric vehicle conversion.  These tools are not commonly found in the garage of the average do-it-yourself mechanic.  While these automotive tools are not rare or hard to obtain, most people have either not had the need for them Read more about 11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion[…]

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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 park?  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

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 to number 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  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 most to Read more about Electric Vehicle Conversion Transmission Analysis and Selection[…]

DC Motor Controller Operation Explained

DC Motor Controller Operation Explained

Read in [est_time] 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 Read more about DC Motor Controller Operation Explained[…]