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by Drewdk
Sat, 26 Nov 2016, 16:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

I've been doing some more reading and leading towards full ev with one or two 5kva or similar (depends on cost, compatibility and space)generators under the bonnet(space permitting) and a larger generator mounted into the campertrailer. Couple of reasons, the campertrailer can't carry a lot of extra...
by Drewdk
Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 14:22
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

In layman's terms what the difference or pros cons of activities compared to dc motors. Am I understanding this correctly. If the electric motor was installed behind the gearbox with a dual or extended front and rear shaft, that whilst the ICE is running it will charge the battery pack. While drivin...
by Drewdk
Mon, 14 Nov 2016, 21:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

You guys are awesome. I still have a lot of research to do at this stage the hybrid idea that Terry suggested seems doable. 15 grand isn't a specific budget, I just know that ice engine swaps are around that mark.
by Drewdk
Sun, 13 Nov 2016, 15:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

Thanks Terry I haven't thought of that, one thing that springs to mind though is the extra weight of the electric system and batteries without the offset of taking out the ICE. I'll do some more research
by Drewdk
Sun, 13 Nov 2016, 15:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

Thanks for the replies guys, yes I want to be doing hard core 4wding so the modern cars aren't an option. Are there any other options for extending range apart from the generator idea or adding batteries. I will try to come for a visit but I work at lot of stupid hours (sa water burst water mains) J...
by Drewdk
Fri, 11 Nov 2016, 22:07
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 4wd ev
Replies: 28
Views: 4433

4wd ev

Hello all Newby here. I will be purchasing a Nissan patrol gq swb very soon and it has a very thirsty petrol 4.2l. I have briefly looked into ev conversions but wanted to ask specific questions about my plan. Is there a way to have something under the bonnet ie. Generic generator to extend range? I ...