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by woody
Tue, 24 Jun 2008, 07:03
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: What about an EV hybrid?
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

What about an EV hybrid?

Heh, just looked up BMW's regenerative brake - details: They disconnect the alternator when accelerating - reconnect it when the battery is going to go flat or when "regenerative braking". I hope they have a big alternator :-) You could adapt this technology to your ICE or EV. ICE: stick a relay on ...
by woody
Tue, 24 Jun 2008, 06:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Regenerative braking
Replies: 55
Views: 11983

Regenerative braking

And if you are putting a diff in the front, you don't have to hang the motor off the back, you could put the motor on the front or on the top to give you easier access/better cooling/ better weight distribution / better aesthetics :-)

Woody
by woody
Tue, 24 Jun 2008, 05:58
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Gaza Guy Article
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Gaza Guy Article

I talked to 2 people tonight about my new interest in EVs and they both mention a recent article about a Gaza Guy who converted his Peugot 205 to AC. (sorry it's not direct drive acmotor :-) Google News to the rescue: Forced to go green in Gaza - International Middle East Media Centre Tankless task ...
by woody
Mon, 23 Jun 2008, 05:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: What about an EV hybrid?
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

What about an EV hybrid?

According to wikipedia (I know, I know) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission#Losses Transmission and distribution losses in the USA were estimated at 7.2% in 1995 [2], and in the UK at 7.4% in 1998. [3] Not too bad I think. They jack the voltage up to 110 kV which means the curre...
by woody
Mon, 23 Jun 2008, 02:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 60s Model Mini Minor
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

60s Model Mini Minor

Floating around in my head is the idea of a moke with direct drive x 4 wheels - i.e. twini mini style. This kit: http://www.everything-ev.com/citroen-2cv-conversion-parts-kit-choice-of-systems-p-384.html is for a citroen 2cv may be direct drive (2 motors) - so may be a way to go for a mini. Even if ...
by woody
Sun, 22 Jun 2008, 14:41
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Lurkers
Replies: 46
Views: 7409

Sydney Lurkers

Hi Mal / Matt,

I'm in Mt Colah (2 suburbs up from Hornsby) but am currently working in North Sydney and Frenchs Forest and love visiting EVers at lunchtime and on the way home from work :-)

cheers,
Woody
by woody
Sat, 21 Jun 2008, 14:33
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hi folks, newbie here.
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Hi folks, newbie here.

Early Subaru Libertys were available with front wheel drive, they only went all AWD mid-nineties.

cheers,
Woody
by woody
Sat, 21 Jun 2008, 14:10
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Lurkers
Replies: 46
Views: 7409

Sydney Lurkers

Hi All,

I'm another Sydney lurker. I've been interested for a few years, but only found out recently there was an Australian EV scene. Went to the Sydney June meeting and met Keiron and Malcolm and others (and joined up).

cheers,
Woody