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Types of New Electric Cars

Types of Electric Vehicles     There are a few types of electric vehicles currently available on the market.  An electric vehicle is propelled by an electric motor, either full-time or on a part-time basis.  As you can imagine there are varying degrees of environmental impact as some electric vehicles still rely on fossil fuels Read more about Types of New Electric Cars[…]

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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 or know Read more about 11 Uncommon Automotive Tools Required for an EV Conversion[…]

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Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?

Does range anxiety really exist? This appears to be one of the most frequently asked questions.  How far can an electric car drive?  How accurate is the battery gauge?  Will I be left at the side of the road with an empty battery?  To provide a quick answer, yes range anxiety does exist.  Currently, electric Read more about Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety – Does It Exist?[…]

Electric Vehicle Charging Levels

There are two official charging levels for electric vehicles: level 1 and 2.  These charging levels are designated by SAE, the Society of Automotive Engineers, which applies to North America but can also be adopted worldwide.  In particular, SAE J1772 covers the conductive charge coupler for electric vehicles.       Why should I comply Read more about Electric Vehicle Charging Levels[…]

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Tesla Truck Concept Model U Expanding EVs

  A recent article in truck trend caught my attention, one that addressed that Tesla motors are in the concept phase of creating a pickup truck.  The information in the article is more broad strokes instead of detailed specifications at this point.  GMC, Dodge, and Ford have long been able to ride most economic uncertainty with Read more about Tesla Truck Concept Model U Expanding EVs[…]

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Formula E Racing Drives Electric Vehicle Innovations

  Formula E Racing Drives Electric Vehicle Innovations Read in If you have not heard of Formula E racing then I have some news for you, it is similar to Formula 1 racing with electric race cars.  What is interesting about Formula E is that now there are major automotive brands actively spending time and Read more about Formula E Racing Drives Electric Vehicle Innovations[…]

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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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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[…]

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Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

Read in   Wireless EV Charging One of the pains of electric vehicles now is the need to plug in your vehicle overnight to charge while you are home.  With that comes forgetting to plug in your vehicle overnight to charge which can result in little to no use of your vehicle the next day. Read more about Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles[…]