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by mjcrow
Mon, 09 Mar 2009, 03:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: How to power cars: Assessing the Alternatives
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

How to power cars: Assessing the Alternatives

You will also find the author (Andrew Simpson) of the paper the article is based on, now works for Tesla Motors   Image
by mjcrow
Wed, 18 Feb 2009, 05:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive: Mechanical issues
Replies: 48
Views: 9731

Direct Drive: Mechanical issues

Johny wrote:
weber wrote:I know what you mean Johny, about not wanting _any_ oil. But there's gonna be some in the diff anyway.
Damn!


Who needs oil? Link
by mjcrow
Wed, 18 Feb 2009, 05:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A career stuff up!
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

A career stuff up!

Sorry to hear about your situation Sparky, I did my apprenticeship (as a mechanic) here in Adelaide through the industry group training scheme (MTA), if the electrical trade in Vic has something like it you could give them a call. Chances are they may know a company looking for someone and if they d...
by mjcrow
Mon, 16 Feb 2009, 06:15
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Thundersky LFP sag at 5C
Replies: 33
Views: 6702

Thundersky LFP sag at 5C

OK, I'm not trying to step on anyones toes here, but there is another alternative to TS or Lifebatt or PSI, they are called Headway, a lot of e-bikers are using them with good results, and they are priced pretty much between TS and Lifebatt, so a possible compromise. They do packs of various sizes, ...
by mjcrow
Mon, 16 Feb 2009, 04:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Industrial Motors Ex-Mitsubishi
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Industrial Motors Ex-Mitsubishi

There is a big sell off of equipment from the old Mitsubishi plant in Adelaide Link ends Wednesday, quite a few 3ph AC motors, 90Kw anybody Image

Michael
by mjcrow
Sun, 21 Dec 2008, 04:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Why are you into EV's
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

Why are you into EV's

B. want a vehicle with minimal enviromental impact

I want to be part of the solution not part of the problem Image

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Wed, 17 Dec 2008, 06:21
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Tesla on Top Gear
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Tesla on Top Gear

Considering they had 2 of them and they BOTH broke down, I think they were very forgiving. Did you notice Jeremy had the EV smile when he accelerated away from the Lotus :) He also commented during the Stigs lap that it's a pity you can't get it to sound like a v8...well actually you can, as long as...
by mjcrow
Tue, 02 Dec 2008, 04:45
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 17232

Top Gear Australia

Seems a few non EV people want TGA gone too, Petition Image
by mjcrow
Mon, 17 Nov 2008, 04:05
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Citroen C4 WRC hybrid concept
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Citroen C4 WRC hybrid concept

I know it's a hybrid, but the changes to the 2009 WRC allow for electric motors to be added. In Citroens case a 125kw motor powered by 990 lithium-Ion batteries for a 400v system. http://photo.netcarshow.com/Citroen-C4_WRC_HYmotion4_Concept_2008_photo_18.jpg Bigger version more info and images mjcrow
by mjcrow
Mon, 29 Sep 2008, 04:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government Rebates for EV's
Replies: 42
Views: 2776

Government Rebates for EV's

Some really great ideas going here. A petition would be a good idea, but what exactly do we ask for? As Goombi stated, we really are only going to get one shot at this, if we do get any concessions whether it is a rebate or something else we won't be able to argue for any more assistance later. A co...
by mjcrow
Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 15:51
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: New Dodge EV
Replies: 0
Views: 725

New Dodge EV

New Dodge EV, 200kw motor, 13 sec quarter mile, 150 mile range...mmmmmm

Link
by mjcrow
Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Government Rebates for EV's
Replies: 42
Views: 2776

Government Rebates for EV's

Simple question, yes no answer! I would like to hear your views on what you would like (if you voted yes), what form you would like a rebate to take, for batteries, motor, etc. How much would be appropriate? Any other ways the Government, Federal, State, Local Council could help you and your EV. Oh ...
by mjcrow
Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 01:44
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Unregistering
Replies: 9
Views: 2582

Unregistering

Bruce, I sent you a PM, you might like to read it before you leave us.

Regards
mjcrow
by mjcrow
Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 01:27
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 10980

Goverment EV Rebates

At least keep us up to date with how it goes with the meeting Image

And how your conversion is going, not everyone is an unbeliever Image

mjcrow

PS. Bruce I've sent you a PM
by mjcrow
Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 01:16
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 10980

Goverment EV Rebates

Snakattak may have very good reason to be so pessimistic, but I for one can't see the harm in trying, even if all we achieve is an understanding of what we do. If we get more than that, great!

Bruce, you aren't wasting anyone's time, if others don't want to participate, that's up to them.

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 19:05
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 10980

Goverment EV Rebates

I don't think big auto is going to go down the road of allowing the electricity companies to make all the money from selling us our fuel (they missed that boat the first time around). Most likely is they will develop in conjunction with existing fuel companies removable and replaceable battery packs...
by mjcrow
Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 02:54
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 10980

Goverment EV Rebates

Hi Bruce, A rebate scheme would be great, perhaps something similar to the solar rebate with a sliding scale dependent on the total kWh of batteries fitted to the vehicle (to a maximum rebate limit). And what about being issued with trade-able Carbon Credits as well, even on an annual basis on kms t...
by mjcrow
Fri, 19 Sep 2008, 02:33
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Adelaide AEVA Meeting
Replies: 18
Views: 4062

Adelaide AEVA Meeting

SAEVA Calendar is here

So the next meeting is next Tue, Sep 23, 7:30pm – 10:30pm at the upstairs conference room of the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, 207 Gilbert St. Adelaide.

See you there.

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Thu, 18 Sep 2008, 19:37
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: EV in progress
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

EV in progress

Hi Don,

Link works OK for me, but here's the base url http://www.pickles.com.au/damaged/ do a search on the right hand side for vehicles:Porsche:944 should find it, auction is on the 7/10/08.

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Thu, 18 Sep 2008, 05:14
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: EV in progress
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

EV in progress

Hi Don,

Still looking for a Porsche 944, one coming up for auction in Tasmania Link damaged on the passenger side, know a good body man? It could be a pretty good buy though if the stated milage is correct. Rest of the car looks nice in the other photos.

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Fri, 12 Sep 2008, 02:12
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Just back
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Just back

You might be interested, at the last SAEVA meeting, David Leigh showed off some of the motors he has built himself, one based on the CSIRO solar car design, a pair of which would probably do very nicely on a quad with IRS. Maybe if you can attend the next meeting you could ask him a bit more about t...
by mjcrow
Thu, 11 Sep 2008, 02:21
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Just back
Replies: 12
Views: 2356

Just back

Congratulations John Image that's quite an achievement, Dakar next year?

Links from above Link 1 Link 2 Link 3

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Wed, 27 Aug 2008, 03:05
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: New SA Branch Confirmed
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

New SA Branch Confirmed

Welcome to the Association Terry, I'm sure you will be more than welcome tomorrow night, in fact you don't need to be a member to attend Image

Regards
Michael
by mjcrow
Wed, 06 Aug 2008, 00:05
Forum: AEVA SA Branch
Topic: Goverment EV Rebates
Replies: 26
Views: 10980

Goverment EV Rebates

Interesting email Mike,Image I notice every day the ridiculous number of large vehicles during peak hours with only one person in them.

Why didn't you send the email?

mjcrow
by mjcrow
Thu, 31 Jul 2008, 02:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Compliance for pre-ADR cars
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Compliance for pre-ADR cars

Hi Woody, I like your choice of car to convert, I drove a 65 Mk1 Cortina for 8 years that I bought for $5 from one of my customers. It had the 1500 engine with just a few mods http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif (loudest car I ever owned thanks to a wild Crow Cam) Great little car, very li...