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by PepePepeson
Sun, 23 Dec 2012, 01:05
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

Haha! Thanks, zeva. Good to know. What about a bigger battery pack and only use 20% of it?

Hi Jeff, I haven't been to a meeting, but would be interesting to attend. I lie in Goodna, so west side of Brisbane.
by PepePepeson
Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 21:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

Considering the range we were hoping for pretty much requires a ute or LiFePO4s, I'll look for ute donors and the possibility of doing two 65-70kph EVs. One with a range of 10km, one with a range of 20km.

by PepePepeson
Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 03:36
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

Some more food for thought, thanks everyone. There's a government building within a few meters of the parking, so I wonder if they'd be interested in loaning some kWhs. Looking forward to having some time to read through your Brumby thread, 4Springs. Thank you to everyone for sharing your experience...
by PepePepeson
Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 17:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

OK. Mine weighs about 1080kg and gets about 142 Wh/km battery to wheels - with regen braking and at 70 to 80km/h. If you remove 10% for regen and add some weight you could probably estimate about 180 Wh/km. For 50km you would need 9 usable kW/h. With lead that would need almost double that in pack ...
by PepePepeson
Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 15:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

Just a word regarding Lead Acid batteries in EVs. Thanks for the info. I've just started my research, and one area that's probably lagging behind the others is batteries. I might have to look into second hand lithiums. I often use the online car sales sites, e.g. Thanks. It did cross my mind, but I...
by PepePepeson
Fri, 21 Dec 2012, 13:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Conversion Research
Replies: 17
Views: 2655

EV Conversion Research

Hi I've just recently started researching doing an EV conversion with a friend that I work with. The goal will be to have a car that I can drive to pick him up and then drive us both to the station each day for work. I also can't imagine why it can't be used for quick trips on the weekend if needed....