EV Conversion Guide

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A Guide to Converting Your Car to

There are a lot of good reasons to your car from petrol to power. Some of these

1. Reduce emissions

The EV (electric produces no emissions, so no toxic which are especially hazardous to health in places like enclosed car parks, around shopping centres, busy and so on.

When you charge your EV the mains power grid, you create emissions at the power depending on the generation technology in but greenhouse gases will be lower than if petrol (or is burnt in the vehicle itself. EVs overnight from off-peak can significantly reduce their on the environment, and bringing renewable sources, such as wind or power, on-line improves the environmental impact.

2. Low Running

An EV is much cheaper to run than its counterpart. Typically in Australia we expect an electricity cost of 1 to 2 per kilometre to run an EV. Compare that to the cost of your current

Furthermore, since there is little to service and maintain in the system, the cost of servicing and is negligible.

3. Economic Benefits

motoring is nice for the individual, but our dependence on imported fuels is a for the national economy as a whole. Our on imported oil mostly creates profits for foreign or multinational rather than circulating our own economy and benefiting our community.

4. Performance

Contrary to some reports, electric cars excellent performance, and can be great fun to They deliver power you need it — at low RPM, so you get acceleration, and excellent top speed as

There are some disadvantages for

1. Limited Range

You can only so far before needing to recharge. traditional lead-acid batteries a of 70 to 100 km between charges is typical. lithium batteries can step up to 200 km, but at a price.

2. EVs are not in General Production

At the time, you cannot walk a showroom and drive out in an EV. Therefore, you to either convert one yourself, or get to do it for you. The information on this and on this web site, is designed to you with this.

How to Convert Your Car to Electric

For of space, we can only give you a outline of the process here, but it give you an idea of what is


1. Select your Car

Generally smaller cars make conversions, because they are and thus require less to drive them. You can go too small, since the car still has to capable of the battery pack required to it. So start with a small or sized car, and we would one with a manual transmission. are typically more efficient automatics, and make better Power steering and air-conditioning can your conversion and increase the

These are features which, if you can without them, are best

2. Remove the Internal Combustion

This is the fun part — out things like the engine, system, alternators, fuel starter motor, and lots By the time you have finished this job, you will removed nearly all of the parts of car which you can normally expect to down or wear out.

3. Source the Electric Components

You need four main

(i) An electric motor designed to be in an electric vehicle. You can buy this us (EV Motors).

(ii) A controller to the power from the batteries to the

(iii) A suitable battery

(iv) A battery charger to charge the battery pack.

In you need a whole bunch of cables, connectors, etc. You may need a 12 volt vacuum and reservoir tank, to replace vacuum-assisted brake system. You want a DC-DC converter to your 12 volt accessory charged up from the main so you don’t need to charge it

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You definitely need an emergency switch to allow the driver to shut down the system in of an emergency.

Check out our Directory page for a of component suppliers.

4. Install the new

This requires a level of normally limited to qualified The general setup is that the are connected to the controller, which is in connected to the motor. The motor is in place of the original combustion normally with an adaptor custom-made by an engineer to connect the to the transmission.

It’s quite a system, but has to be installed by someone who what they are doing.

5. your EV

You will need to your conversion certified as and roadworthy by an engineer approved by vehicle registration authority. authority will have a set of which you must comply in order to register the vehicle. rules are concerned with for both the driver and passenger of the and other road users.

you have your approval you will be able to register vehicle and drive past stations with a broad on your face.

Getting else to Convert the Car for You

There are now a few workshops around where you can drive in with petrol car and have a specialist it into an EV. You can find some details and links on our Directory

Further Research

This is only a rough guide to the of converting your car to electric. We recommend that you undertake research before undertaking EV project. Here are a couple of for further reading:

1. The book Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob An excellent account of a real-world project in the US. Published in 1994, book is probably out of print as but can be found if you hunt around booksellers and other web-based sites.

2. The Electric Vehicle List is the leading forum for involved with and interested in It is mostly US-based, but welcomes from around the world, and of the information there is useful you are located.

3. Join your EV association or club. The perfect to meet other like-minded plus your local There are many of these in a number of countries. In Australia the body is the Australian Electric Association .

We encourage you to take the step and that EV dream a reality. We the information presented here be of help to you in the initial planning

The information contained on this is intended as a guide only. It is complete, nor guaranteed to be accurate in respect. You use this information at your own risk, and neither the the owner of this web site, nor any individual or entity will any responsibility whatsoever from use of this information, or any consequences from such use.

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