Vehicle related links
some as creative as MITs car (left)
One of my personal, long-standing quests is to resolve the issue of whether "jack rabbit starts" is a concept outdated by modern, computer-controlled fuel injection. On this pet issue of mine, the Alternative Fuels section only warned against "aggressive driving" and suggested "driving sensibly". I can't really fault the site for skirting the issue as everyone else seems to do. I may have to take my questions to Click and Clack on NPR radio.
Thanks to Allison and her student for passing along the link to this site!
|autoblog||autobloggreen is an environment oriented site focused on energy|
|Lynne Mason||good overview of many parts of EV world: motor types, battery suppliers...|
|Rick Doran||gorillavehicles.com ; watch for changes.|
|EV in progress||Great website. 'Eve'. interesting group. check 'recent comment', bottom of list.|
|ZWheels||San Antonio, Tx. 3 wheeler. due end of '08. prices? progress?|
|ECOworld||Lots going on... See 'Vehicles' section at top.|
|calcars||Energetic PHEV group. good approach. not 100% electric.|
|e2 org||'Environmental Entrepeneurs'. for small businesses making eco-friendly
products. Much broader than just cars.
|EV World Forums||"Online Magazine". 'Forums' may just be way too slow...|
|Elite Power Solutions||U.S. distributor of Thundersky's Li-ion batteries. |
|beepscom||supplier of EV batteries, motors... looks v. good.|
|big battery pdf||maybe more than you want to know about batteries, suppliers. Feb 2008.
Written by Chris Jones, pres of the Santa Rosa EAA.
|evchargernews||where to recharge. sample|
|Nor Cal charging map||This is a Aug08 copy of a map which I believe was put out by the
Santa Rosa EAA. It has a
strong Santa Rosa bias to its coloring. It also biases the colors to EVs with 35 mile range.
|Straubel's site||Tesla CTO. Porsche 944, controller, IGBTs, PIC cpu. bicycle...|
|reverse trike||eastern club focusing on trikes w/ 2 wheels up front. not nec electric.|
|Birkin S3||cool e-conversion of a nice looking, 2 place kit car. Siemens AC motor.|
|Metric Mind||"No Compromise" conversion of an Audi A6, 2 AC motors, $12,000 liquid cooled EVISOL inverter from Holland.|
|Mustang, Lithium||Chris Jones,
Santa Rosa EAA. Agilent. 40mile range. $29k total |
|Fiero||story about Pontiac Fiero being converted to electric. The book
"Convert It" suggests the
Fiero be avoided; "it's heavier than it looks"
|Blue Meanie||ref'd by some w/ great reverence. fast. most modern(?) Zilla Z1K controller|
2340 lb Datsun. 100mph, 25 mi range. 92 HP
|porche 914||Cafe Electric owner's. not made for distance/commute. has parts list.|
|austin ev||this group has over 1200 ev's, I'm told. surf it.|
|indyCycle||Indy style body. very narrow & sleek. my fave as of 9/2/08. 760 lbs.|
|KTA||Ramona, CA, supplier of motors, controllers. THE place according to
Jerry Karmin. 877.465.8238, 760.787.0896, firstname.lastname@example.org
|EDRIVE||convert a Prius into a PHEV|
|trimagnum 3 wheeler||there's a yahoo group. usually a kawasaki frame and vw front end 1200 lbs w/ 80hp engine|
|-||there's a 3 wheeler called TRex. wide, low. google it|
|trimuter||3 wheeler kit car. rumors of rollovers? goggle it. lotta work, methinks|
|Doran||Plans-built car. FWD, Subaru parts. description from rqriley.com, Gorilla|
|Doran||has molds to the Doran plans-built EV. From Gorilla|
|ZWheels||San Antonio, Tx. 3 wheeler. due end of '08. no prices yet. 288 volts
San Geronimo Airpark (8T8), Gary Krysztopik, pilot, EAA 35 2nd sat
ea month, (210) 722-2977, email@example.com;
last email exchanges 6/5, 7/2
|EVDL||Electric Vehicle Discussion List. San Jose St Univ.|
welded, fiberglassed 3 wheeler. looks nice. interesting motorcycle drive.
Dan Lenox offers help, firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-789-6248
He was going to build a triMagnum but thought the Vortex was much better.
|vortex.com||home page. plans-built vortex. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vortex3wheeler|
|EV World Forums||"Online Magazine". Slow moving but a lot of people seem to need help...|
|Roy||Roy Kaylor. sells conversion kit based on older style aircraft
starter/gen. cell: 831-234-9703
|Jerry||J Karmin. has done EVs for > 20 yrs; Mtn View; solar panels, house, has
made several electric vehicles. email@example.com, cell: (415) 505-3101.
Jerry recommended KTA for parts, motors...
|EV Assoc||another EAA. Electric Auto Assoc. has chapters "all over"|
|eaa-phev||from a brochure|
|EV Silicon V.||Silicon Valley EAA. 3rd saturday of the month|
|SJ EAA||San Jose EAA. meets at Reid Hillview A/P, 2nd Sat of month, 10-12 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|EV in progress||Great website. Describes the thinking behind the conversion of a small
Ford. The writer is
the guy who wrote the calculator at EvConvert.com; in fact
the whole website is his doing. Moreover, an interesting collection
of EV'ers post questions and results. Look at the right margin for
recent posts. You can pick up practical tips the theory won't tell ya.
|calcs||calculating range. comparing battery types and configurations. DIY Electric|
|DIY forums||Do-It-Yourself electric car forums. New Zealand (?)|
|Zero Emissions, Austrailia||Apparently a very visible EV company in Austrailia. They sell some parts (controller, etc)|
|motor types||clear explanations of Series wound DC, permanent magnet (stator), brushless DC (permanent magnet rotor), and AC induction.|
|electrical engineering||training texts on generators, motor types. very good. Lynne Mason ref'd.|
|Metric Mind||Metric Mind, N. Oregon, see advanced conversion and its calcs,
also called the |
No Compromise conversion. Uses SI units. Sells mostly European components.
|aero drag||fresh thoughts on calculating aerodynamic drag. hypertextbook.com/physics...|
|batteries||about battery problems with temperature. testing a battery.|
|video||DVD shows pickup truck being converted to electric|
|album||of previous EV projects. use Next button. good!|
|vortex mini||Another "Vortex" but this is more an NEV. beautiful however|
|3 wheelers||cycle-car, tri-car|
"The Physics of Automobile Energy Consumption", D.Koon, St.Lawrence Univ, July 2005. |
force calculations for connection to whpm. 3000 lb car example.
|paper||journalist's. need to review. seen in EV world forum response. jstack6|
|drag equation||Wiki's entry on Drag equation, 'drag area'|
|drag coef||Wiki's entry on Drag Coefficient, Drag equation, 'drag area'|
|Prius Analysis||a goldmine of analysis. mostly Prius. weather effects too. rolling res.|
|Rolling R||More than you want to know about tires. From the govt.|
|E/mile||reference for Energy per mile! at 60 mph. googled 'watt-hours per mile'|
|calculator||check html source and the Uve, hemp links. interesting but hafta know|
|1 liter||Volkswagen. designed to go 100 km on 1 liter of gas|
|Loremo||>150 mpg German car|
|Sherry Boschert||author of "Plug-in Hybrids, the cars that will recharge America"|
|Batteries||listing of real LA batteries, prices. think it's current. EV Convert.com|
|ZEVA||Zero Emissions, Austrailia. Apparently a very visible EV company in Austrailia. They sell some parts (controller, etc)|
|Atmel||AC controller evaluation kit. board and s/w. ATAVRMC200, $317|
motor: ATAVRMC201 3-phase 4-pole. by Almo (their p/n MTA56G4)
90W, 230W, 1320 rpm. $105.
|Gorilla||has a very small "utility EV" and molds to the Doran plans- built EV.|
|KTA||SoCal supplier of motors, controllers. THE place. 877.465.8238, 760.787.0896
email@example.com, Ramona. not far from airport.
|Solectria||AC motors, controllers|
|ElectroAuto||Sell conversion kits. pricey. from the guy who wrote "Convert It", Santa Cruz. A/C.|
|Hot Rod||Related article seen in a hot rod mag 6/1/08. You can order chassis,
body etc from this company. No one's converted this car. www.tperformance.com
|JC Whitney||mail order parts, cosmetics to serious mechanical parts|
|solar panels||EBay ad. 18panels of 24VDC $5289. firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-222-0017|
|Cafe Electric||makers of Zilla 1000amp controllers, Corvallis, Oregon.|
|Netgain||motor maker. Web site discusses heat effects. (I understand "Advanced" is better...)|
|manzanita||top-of-the-line charger (well, most expensive...). smallest (PFC-20) is $1860.|
|CycleCar||Electro Ride, Belmont CA, email@example.com offers these.|
|roadster||Atom chassis with Zilla controller. beautiful!|
|GM's EV1||The very sad story about Gen Motors EV-1 project and greed. Good design CRUSHED.|
|EV-1 website||Copy of the EV-1 website. on evchargernews.com|
|Aptera||website. hybrid. Carlsbad Calif. good info on their site.|
|Wrightspeed X1||the open chassis seen at Goldenwest flyin. 'Atom' chassis. $150K prototype|
|Miles||Miles Electric. EV mfg. induction motor. 13000 lbs CO2 reduction per EV|
|Miles EV||Santa Monica EV company. China. 50mi range. 500 sold. 4 door sedan. colleges. mil bases|
|Think Ox||Norwegian EV. see photos page. TODO here and glossary|
|plugin america||from a brochure.|
|plugin partners||from a brochure. supposed to join this... must have wrtn brochure...|
|ECOworld||article on Chevy Volt. 16kwh (400 lbs !), series hybrid.|
|EV world||check it out.|
|calcars||Totally focused (?) on "plug-in hybrids", aka "PHEV"s|
|e2 org||I believe this site is for small businesses making eco-friendly products and
for the curious trying to keep up on such matters.
|autoblog||autobloggreen is an environment oriented site focused on energy efficient cars.|
|ARB $||incentives up to $5000 from Air Resources Board. put in zipcode, type veh etc.|
|electric rates||$0.12/kwh in calif. table lists all states.|
|ECOworld||Great article on costs of running fully electric car, future of batteries. generator.|