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by BushBryony
Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 14:37
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Thanks everyone for your kindness to an ignoramus, and your generosity with information. I'm going to go away and mull over what I've learned. The short trips, the watts and time needed for recharge, the size constraints and the big cost are all things I need to weigh up.... the stakes are higher wh...
by BushBryony
Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 14:33
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 8060

Outlander PHEV

Thanks for that, maybe in a year or so secondhand will be a real possibility.
by BushBryony
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 15:06
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 8060

Outlander PHEV

Excellent, thanks for that! Glad to know that it's possible off-grid. We could definitely handle those kinds of loads on a good day. I'll check out your off-grid EV forum for sure.

Don't suppose Outlanders are old enough to be turning up second hand yet?
by BushBryony
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 14:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

If you want i am more then happy to help you with a build or even do it for you at pretty close to cost price. Even going for a positive pressure air cooling system would be relatively easy as T1 Terry suggests. Interesting. I certainly don't have the know-how to do it myself. So many consideration...
by BushBryony
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 14:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Solar pannels on EVs are for climate control fans.....thats about all they are useful for at that size. :) I have one on my 1974 Merc 450SLC.[/QUOTE] Damn. Sometimes our car sits for days in the sun between town trips. Are the batteries for an EV like house batteries, in that you really need to wha...
by BushBryony
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 02:18
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: Outlander PHEV
Replies: 65
Views: 8060

Outlander PHEV

Anyone know how many watts the Outlander pulls when it's charging? I'm on a standalone solar system, wondering whether charging an EV is out of the question.
by BushBryony
Wed, 29 Oct 2014, 01:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

Thanks, I'll chase those leads.... didn't even know EVs could be AC! Are commercial models generally AC? I assume if you built a dirt proof housing (ha! no such thing) for a DC motor it would overheat? The next challenge will be how to charge it off a standalone solar system. Why don't EVs have pane...
by BushBryony
Tue, 28 Oct 2014, 03:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Building an EV that can handle the dirt
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Building an EV that can handle the dirt

I live in the bush and want to switch to an electric vehicle, but none of the commercial models seem to be at all suited to dirt tracks or bootloads of stuff. Does anyone know if there's a fundamental problem with converting an AWD wagon to electric? Or do you have any suggestions about models that ...