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by PLB-389
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 15:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: MX-5 Hybrid conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: MX-5 Hybrid conversion

How are you planning on shifting clutchless even with the motor in place? Or are you talking more about not having to stop accelerating just to change gear, as the 10kw motor would still be supplying power? Initially we're not going to try clutchless shifting but in theory our supervisory controlle...
by PLB-389
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 00:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: MX-5 Hybrid conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: MX-5 Hybrid conversion

No we'll still have the standard 5 speed manual in place, the motor goes between the transmission and the diff. In that position it acts as a load regulator for the IC engine, can do pure EV operation (as far as the 1.4KWh battery will allow), and regen. It's a parallel arrangement but not one that ...
by PLB-389
Thu, 09 Aug 2018, 15:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: MX-5 Hybrid conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 608

MX-5 Hybrid conversion

Hi All, Long time no post. I'm putting together a hybrid electric MX5 based on an NA6 chassis. Parts are already bought as is the car. 10kW AC induction motor from HPEVs will be mounted on the transmission output shaft. 96V 1.4kWh battery pack made of 30x40150 LiFePo4's stuck in the boot along with ...
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 23:13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 658

New Member

Topic is maximisation of regen braking using mechanical methods. How that's accomplished I'm still debating, I reckon electromechanical systems, simply because plain electrical's been done to death and the only avenue left there seems to be in control algorithms. Haha the SAE team need to go petrol ...
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 05:07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 658

New Member

Hi Everyone, After lurking a few times here over the past few months I've decided to make my debut. I'm a mechanical engineer working at UTS for the last 10 months, and one of the guys at work (Len D'arcy) knows Mark Taylor and put me on to the AEVA when he found out I was doing a masters (part time...
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 04:28
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2996

Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion

Thanks for the welcome! I suppose I'll get used to the nuances of EV talk as I spend more time here. Interestingly enough we've a LOT of industrial motors lying around at work (single phase, 3 phase, AC, DC...the lot) and I've often thought about whether or not they could be used for an EV, but not ...
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 02:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2996

Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion

which actually, come to think of it is quite an odd thought considering that its well known that electric traction has been moving buses and vans for a lot longer than it has small vehicles...
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 02:16
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2996

Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion

ahh apologies! This shows how new I am to the world of EV's! When I read industrial I thought as in the type of vehicle rather than the type of componentry! So the claim to fame still stands!
by PLB-389
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 01:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 2996

Worlds first, registered industrial EV conversion

I don't know about registered, but the Catholic University of Chile converted a ute (the chevrolet version of a Holden Rodeo) to EV back in 2000/2001 or before. One of the photo's I've seen clearly shows a number plate as well...maybe Australian first? Check out: Ortuzar, M and Dixon, J. "Ultracapac...