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by Nakey
Mon, 19 Apr 2010, 20:16
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Manufactured electric vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Manufactured electric vehicles

woody your right but like i said how many people know how to do this? in driving school we learn how to give way not how to deal with an out of control car. And i got to tell you, this year alone i've be beeped at for comming to a full stop at a stop sign 4 times. case and point: http://news.ninemsn...
by Nakey
Mon, 19 Apr 2010, 18:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Manufactured electric vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Manufactured electric vehicles

It’s true, a prius can be shut down by holding the power button however let us look at the problem like this: How many people do you think know that if you hold the power button on a computer for 2 seconds it shuts down? Now how many people do you think know the same method applies to a prius? Hell ...
by Nakey
Wed, 17 Mar 2010, 21:28
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Visiting Sydney
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Visiting Sydney

hi carrott,

i've got an ev that i drive and one i'm building if your interested in checking them out. i live near the airport.
by Nakey
Wed, 17 Mar 2010, 19:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Manufactured electric vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Manufactured electric vehicles

Hi all, So we went and saw a Nissan leaf today. Looks good, probably drives well and has an 80kw peek motor or in other words a 9 inch ADC at 156v. has a range of 160km so I’m assuming if the vehicle weighs <1200kg and if they shut the car off at 70% DOD we have our selves a nice little 25kW battery...
by Nakey
Wed, 27 May 2009, 21:19
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

You have to use cobalt drill bits (which still dull very fast with stainless). The welding part is fun however stainless warps like the enterprise after Patrick Stewart says, "engage". You have to tack it every 25 to 30mm or about every inch. When welding you have to start at one end, weld about 100...
by Nakey
Wed, 27 May 2009, 16:34
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

point taken, i'll turn the self promo up a notch.
by Nakey
Wed, 27 May 2009, 02:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

Hi Eric,

yep i explained it all on the 3rd page of this thread.

BTW anyone who wants a kostov, I’ll be completing the updates to my site shortly including all pricing on ADC, the kostov range of motors, curtis controllers and many other wonderful and shiny bits and pieces.

by Nakey
Wed, 27 May 2009, 02:42
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

hi all, as some of you know i do talks at the sydney AEVA branch meetings. i'm doing a talk on motors next tuesday and i'm bringing a special guest along with me. i'm bring the very motor they used in topgear to show (yes the kostov). i'l also bringing a 7 inch ADC, i should have a 9inch ADC and i'l...
by Nakey
Fri, 22 May 2009, 22:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

series/parrallel with twin kostovs would make for one insaine ride. with thundersky batteries a 300v 160ah pack would weigh in at 500kg. however the power would really make her move even under that kind of weight. check out everything kostov at http://kostov-motors.com the topgear motor is the old v...
by Nakey
Fri, 22 May 2009, 17:29
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

hey matt, i've acually been with the forum for a while i just never use it. the Z2k isn't enough. each kostov draws 1500amps at its peak bringing colossal torque to the tar. the fact that they are rigged for 240 volts makes them even more formadable as 300 volts is just a few batteries away (can't i...
by Nakey
Fri, 22 May 2009, 03:00
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14363

Top Gear Australia

hi all, firstly props to kearon for mention me on his site. secondly topgear and the kostov. i'm the australian distributer now and i purchaced the paticular kostov they used on topgear for doc symonds. both this motor and its twin (in the starion) have a history. they were both used in the olympics...