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by juk
Thu, 27 Nov 2008, 01:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Th!nk now available
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Th!nk now available

First "for the people" electric car: Think's Electric Car Is Here, But Bring Your Wallet Norway's Think has finally started to ship its "economy" car. When the cost of the battery is added, however, the price balloons into the $40,000 range. Think has begun to sell its first car, the City, which can...
by juk
Sat, 22 Nov 2008, 14:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: America's big three and the future of the ICE
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

America's big three and the future of the ICE

Regret of the Day – The heads of GM, Ford and Chrysler flew from Detroit to Washington yesterday to front House and Senate committees in an attempt to get $25bn from the Government’s $700bn TARP bailout. There are 24 daily commercial flights on the route from Detroit to Washington. They all flew in ...
by juk
Mon, 10 Nov 2008, 18:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: tesla s 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 3513

tesla s 4 door

You guys realise that the front hasn't been released yet and that's just a journo's artists mockup.

Personally i think it look Audi R8 like, and i'd much prefer maseratti.
by juk
Sun, 09 Nov 2008, 23:18
Forum: AEVA ACT Branch
Topic: EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009
Replies: 90
Views: 31434

EV Run to Canberra AGM 2009

Stationary diesels are turbocharged to make them smaller and more efficient.

Every mine you go past will be able to give you any power you may require. We've only got about 30-40 gensets at work, i think 90% are turbocharged.
by juk
Fri, 07 Nov 2008, 21:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: How to feed an original tachometer?
Replies: 35
Views: 7754

How to feed an original tachometer?

Just use a speedo with a different scale. Or even just put a smaller scale inside the speedo perimeter scale. Since the two are a fixed ratio in most EVs you'll be cooking with gas.
by juk
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 21:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: A123 batteries in a Razor scooter
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

A123 batteries in a Razor scooter

I've actually done this and i let all the magic smoke out. It's really hard to put the magic smoke back in. Mine was a rothmotors.com scooter, not a razor. "Normally the motor controller has preset current limits which would prevent any performance increase " Mine didn't have any overcurrent protect...
by juk
Sun, 26 Oct 2008, 21:18
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Ultra Batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 2594

Ultra Batteries

"CSIRO need to find a way to get rid of the lead"

Esperance port seems to be a popular option :p
by juk
Tue, 30 Sep 2008, 18:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: EEStor ultracapacitor
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

EEStor ultracapacitor

acmotor wrote: Who said buy shares in Lithium mines ? Image

If this takes off, so will EVs...

http://en.wikipedia.org:80/wiki/EEStor

Then there's the slight shortage of Rare earths for the motors. If this takes off, so will rare earths.
by juk
Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 03:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: My EV dream is over... for now
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

My EV dream is over... for now

I lost my EV dream this week too.

The stock market crashed my EV. I am totally gutted.
by juk
Wed, 17 Sep 2008, 23:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"

I'm going to go ahead and pretend you didn't mention Daihatsu Mira, suziki swift or heaven forbid a Daewoo as an alternative to a Peugeot 205 GTi. The whole car had a kerb weight of 880 kg, and the pommie model with lower emmission control and lacking the power steering weighed less than 800kg. I've...
by juk
Wed, 17 Sep 2008, 14:09
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Hello and "Yeah, go the 205 GTi conversion!"

Yeah Go the 205 GTi conversion. The 205 GTi runs the same gearbox as the 405 Mi16 and is well known to be a very tough gearbox. One bloke in WA put a Mi16 engine in a 205 and did a little extra work to the engine, the trouble he had was not with the strength of the gearbox, but with the drive shafts...
by juk
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 22:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3574

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

I have the kit to convert your own bike. I've got a cannondale lightweight mountain bike, and it's featherweight. Then i put the kit on. The front hub weights probably about 10kg, and the battery about 2kg. Looking at the pictures he's got i'm dragging around about 8kg of copper. But not only is it ...
by juk
Wed, 03 Sep 2008, 17:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Norm / Newbie here / My bike
Replies: 11
Views: 3574

Norm / Newbie here / My bike

A bit gutless is an understatement. Poor control is another flaw, you have to toggle from full power through half power through regen. It really needs a throttle. It also cuts out over 35kph, which makes it near useless for me. And you have to be an olympic weight lifter in order to lift the bike. S...
by juk
Sun, 31 Aug 2008, 18:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Choose your donor wisely
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Choose your donor wisely

I put a Nissan CA18DE engine (~100kW) in the front of a 1200 ute. Fast what!!!
Such a light car, it would make an excellent conversion.
by juk
Tue, 26 Aug 2008, 22:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Is this where the newbies hang out?
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Is this where the newbies hang out?

The second best place to start is with the RSS feed and then just read every post.

The third best is, as usual, wikipedia.
by juk
Tue, 26 Aug 2008, 02:31
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: 02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.

There's been a lot of discussion lately about iPhone 3G reception issues. Whether they exist or not is largely irrelevant in a world dominated by sound-bite driven perceptions. Nevertheless, some industrious Swedes decided to apply a little scientific method to the argument and found something inter...
by juk
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 02:53
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: 02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.
Replies: 16
Views: 2756

02/09/2008 - Food and chat at Terrey Hills.

Mines working fine and it's over a year old. How yours Ian? I had to ring the IT department the other day because i couldn't get webmail working on a PC. I nearly wet myself laughing when i had to tell them that it worked fine on my iPhone, but that i couldn't get it to work on webmail. The only rea...
by juk
Sun, 17 Aug 2008, 06:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: 199W conversion for no rego
Replies: 26
Views: 5938

199W conversion for no rego

In my experience 200W is worthless. I tend to average about 30km/h on a MTB all day everyday. I've got a 200W gearless hub motor on the bike for assistance in the work commute so i didn't need a shower upon arrival. However with a 25 knot headwind (46kph), the 200W hub motor and what ever i put out ...
by juk
Sat, 26 Jul 2008, 20:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: springs
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

springs

Springs have a tendency to sag with age, so you'll probably find that your car is sitting a couple of centimetres lowers than originally intended. Especially toyota springs, which means especially daihatsu springs too. If you're going to put an extra 100kg in the car then you will further lower the ...
by juk
Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 18:05
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: ZEVA controller?
Replies: 21
Views: 3499

ZEVA controller?

"With other controllers a sudden pack cutoff can occur if you simply accelerate too hard!" My scooter did that, it made it virtually unusable. Since then i've popped the A123 batteries into it and upped the voltage a little. Now i need overcurrent protection!!! But it's heaps faster and keeps on goi...
by juk
Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 08:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: recharging standards and other questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

recharging standards and other questions

The telsa recharging station is 220-240V 50-60Hz and up to 70 amps. There is a selector where you can select 16, 24 32, 40...70 amps. Obviously it has to be installed by a sparkie, and has to have special wiring, but that's quite an output. I really don't see the need to go above 240V just yet. the ...
by juk
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 20:47
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: NRMA Jameson Report
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

NRMA Jameson Report

Tough decisions made by the Federal Government today could see Australia replace its fossil-fuel technology with electric cars generated by renewable, clean energy sources within years, according to the Jamison Report. NRMA Motoring & Services President Alan Evans today launched the Jamison Group's ...
by juk
Thu, 24 Jul 2008, 02:02
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Move over Tesla
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Move over Tesla

Actually, you can keep both of your teslas, since they're about half the price.

They've also announced a new lotus 2+2:
http://www.lotusevora.com/
by juk
Wed, 23 Jul 2008, 08:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First EV
Replies: 31
Views: 3591

First EV

plenty of people have boats, they need things to moor them to, may i suggest the magna.

See? magnas do solve peoples transport needs.
by juk
Sun, 20 Jul 2008, 02:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: First EV
Replies: 31
Views: 3591

First EV

The other thing you can do with a mini is to remove the seams, this would have a good effect on the Cd.