Revenge of the Electric Car Take Revenge

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High School Tech Ed teacher and his students build an EV

My and I have been following the of the electric car with great and frustration. We felt the car companies “holding back” either not them affordable or simply not the performances to be what was possible. So my and I decided to build a working of an electric vehicle from the- shelf parts could be recycled. We named the Project EV and the EV itself would be “Endurance.”

Because we had no budget (as you expect for a small high we knew we had to be frugal and inventive. Our research quickly led us to select a PVC chassis design from a fellow in Florida. He also using bike wheels and a DC brushless motor that was designed for E-bikes. A local supporter gave us $595 for the and a plumber donated much of the pvc Initially, a few people doubted us, we were just building a ”It’s an EV,” I proclaimed.people their heads and walked

We began in early January of

Two seniors, Zach and Ryan, together for 4 months. I chose 2 kids to drive Hannah and Team EV learned to measure, cut and PVC pipe. Soon, Endurance was painted, and wheels and steering added. They also about automotive front from Endurance’s king pin and adjustments.

Terminology, such as camber and toe-in rolled off tongues. We reviewed miles per equivalent math, distance on a and battery charging rates. We installed the DC motor and fabricated a harness to connect the controls, braking, the three sealed 12-volt, 18 ah batteries, and charge (which made Endurance a Electric Vehicle or PIEV).

They added a multimeter, acted as a “digital gas gauge” and wired a switch for reverse!

By April, Endurance was ready for its voyage. Surprised and a bit reluctant, my agreed to let us test Endurance on the running track. So, that Sunday, my engineers and drivers, Endurances’ fully charged made history. They Endurance flat out at her top speed of 18 mph for 24 before the batteries ran down, though we calculated it would run for 18 miles!

Endurance performed and achieved 422 MPGe, exceeding our

It was a wonderful day for the “little guy” and the potential of our Tech Ed department. We an old teacher with bad eyesight and a of kids could make an vehicle with parts were never meant to together. Soon, 2 local ran our story and then 2 local TV The kids were on cloud 9 and the quit laughing.

Even our Committee asked us to bring to their next meeting for a which had a standing-room-only audience!

As I to a local reporter.”Said Victor is nothing more powerful an idea whose time has EV was a great ideaand it’s

Converted a motorcycle and a car with no EV conversion experience

When I saw Who Killed the Electric Car? I help but cry a little. It was so sad to see not only all the work that went the EV-1 and other electric but just how our culture is generally so and dependent on fossil fuels.

Thus started my revenge.

I to a summer energy fair and saw how it was to build an electric bicycle a kit. A week later, I was all over town on my E-bicycle of a car. Unfortunately, car drivers gave me no respect, not realizing how I was riding on what looking a grandma 10-speed. And pot holes fun with no suspension and the extra of the batteries.

If only I had something looked fast, had high in traffic for safety, and had better

The next summer, I built my own motorcycle, using off-the-shelf and painted it bright yellow to the batteries. It had great acceleration and need mufflers! I even around with building in speakers to play various sound effects!

My cycle be as quite or loud as I wanted it to be. (I had the George Jetson flying car effect loaded in there!) winter hit, it meant I had to up the EV motorcycle and go back to a gas car. But by I had the experience and confidence to convert a car to Keep in mind that I took an auto shop in high school, and I had NO background in but I wasn’t going to let that me!

The following summer, I built my own car using salvaged and used and an Open Source controller. no experience and only $1300 spent, I had my own electric car! I to the energy fair, this as a presenter, teaching how ANYONE can their own electric car.

My presentation was the biggest single at the biggest energy fair in the

Since then, I’ve presentations all over on electric construction and have over 1.5 views on my YouTube account, from my driveway with a camcorder. I’m a founding of our local EV club, and routinely win at car and motorcycle shows, usually in a of all my own. My motorcycle has directly no less than half a people to build their own Kawasakis, Harleys, and Goldwings.

have ordered hundreds of of my electric car and electric motorcycle DVDs. I’m currently on getting PV to charge my electric and am using a salvaged UPS with my to power my entire house in a I even once got a speeding in my electric car, but that’s a story. Read more on my in clean transportation on my blog!

A town prepares for EVs with stations and business initiatives

represents a broad-based effort to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois as a model vehicle community. The effort is driven by a coalition of business government representatives, and other stakeholders who firmly believe vehicles offer tremendous to individual vehicle owners, and the greater community.

EVTown to concisely provide members of the community with all of the information to evaluate available electric technologies. In addition, EVTown is to connect interested persons opportunities to personally view, drive, and purchase electric

The EVTown effort originated Town of Normal Mayor Koos brought together representatives of business, government and to discuss how our community could for electric vehicles. As discussions it became apparent that was a tremendous opportunity for Bloomington-Normal to a national leader in electric deployment.

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Electric vehicles can offer financial savings to residents and in the community. The fact that vehicles have zero can help reduce pollutants in our air. The EVTown effort can help expand our community’s as a forward-thinking and progressive leader.

furthers our ability to attract and top quality employees and businesses, contributing to the expansion of our local base.

The cost of charging an EV is less expensive than the cost of gasoline. Consider the example from Ameren recent EV assessment report with the Illinois Commerce A conventional vehicle getting mpg and traveling 600 miles per month cost the owner about a year (assuming gasoline at

However, an Ameren customer expect to pay between $60 to $160 on the rate plan) in electric for the same distance.


Public charging stations built in the town can be outfitted payment acceptors that a fee before charging can take However, there is an additional to adding this feature to the stations. Similarly, there is an installation cost, as well as maintenance fees associated networking the charging stations to a system that supports collection. These extra are projected to far exceed the cost of free charging.

As supply of EVs it is expected that these charging stations will require an access fee.

The EVTown initiative is designed to our community for the rapidly growing EV and to make our community more to emerging businesses and their thus strengthening our economic It will complement the many environmental and sustainable initiatives underway, and it will enhance opportunities and the quality of life for our

College student builds an BMX bike

I took revenge by an electric bike! It’s a BMX by a 5 kw electric brushless motor intended for R/C aircraft. I first in love with EVs after a on a Tesla, so I decided I needed electric (but cheap!)

I took my brother’s old BMX, was on its way to the trash, and completely rebuilt it and it with electric power. a decent knowledge about power systems coming from my previous project of a powered automatic aircraft as LUSA), I still had a lot to learn building a truly useable vehicle, so I began to search the which has been my first of information since it is the meeting of a worldwide community of DIY electrical enthusiasts.

Discussing my project people from all over the representing almost every combination of age, profession, and so on, felt amazing and gave me a of connection with the changing I was also surprised by the amount of knowledgeable and skilled people, a lot of retired engineers, who were kind and willing to teach to a person like me: this pleased me and made me feel I “was on the right track” this project.

I kept things rather in the conversion: power comes a 24v 25 Ah lead acid battery and the motor is handled by a commercial but such simplicity hasn’t things at all, it just me more reliability. The bike has LED and a homemade on-board computer as a status monitor with an In the city it copes with the far better than anything being fast and agile, it has basically no access restrictions. Oh, and it is much fun to drive 🙂

I am currently my very own brushless motor in order to improve its performance and to be something that I built from scratch. This got me to know a small but fast world of start-up companies and projects, I got so motivated by all those working hard on their and beliefs that I started to some vehicle-related products two college mates.

Having a built vehicle is such a satisfaction that as soon as be done with college home-convert my gas-eater Mini to power!

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