[EVDL] Tire selection fro the Nissan Leaf

2019-07-19 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Since the Nissan Leaf and the i3 BMW are about the same weight I can't help thinking that switching to a similar tire profile might increase range. If anyone has found a narrower lrr tire with similar weight carrying capacity I am interested. Lawrence Rhodes

Re: [EVDL] Fixing horn honking on Spark EV

2019-07-18 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Seems to me this is a much larger problem. Maybe a defect from the factory which is under warranty possibly. David brings up a good point. What if another more important system like the brakes is disrupted. Now GM can claim owner tampering and void the warranty. Lawrence Rhodes --

Re: [EVDL] Fixing horn honking on Spark EV

2019-07-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Wouldn't it have been easier to put your fob in a mint tin when not in use? Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Stella Era unveiled

2019-07-04 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
The 2019 Stella solar car is unveiled. Lawrence Rhodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_c4fuLWq_A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQAq3_M0LY0 -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Displacement speed will increase range. Planning will reduce range. Was Alibaba batteries.

2019-06-29 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I am not sure if your hull was designed to plane but if you force 10 mph you are wasting energy. All your pontoons are good for is around 7mph. I suspect you may double your range at lower speed. Lawrence Rhodes ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] Lets discourage hydrogen advocates. 

2019-06-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://electrek.co/2017/10/26/toyota-elon-musk-fuel-cell-hydrogen/ This was a story saying Toyota thought Elon Musk was right but they were going to make Fool cells anyway. Lawrence Rhodes ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub

Re: [EVDL] Lets discourage hydrogen advocates.

2019-06-25 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
tion? It’s simply not true. False. Kochish. And anti-environmental, to boot. - Mark Sent from my natural gas powered iPhone > On Jun 25, 2019, at 9:10 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > > California tax dollars are being spent to support hydrogen infrastructure.

[EVDL] Lets discourage hydrogen advocates.

2019-06-25 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
California tax dollars are being spent to support hydrogen infrastructure.  https://twitter.com/search?q=%40NancySkinnerCA%20hydrogen=typd  Nancy Skinner, a well meaning Democrat from Berkely, is leading the charge with a senate bill.  Please send your messages of truth that hydrogen is

[EVDL] BMW 2002 with Leaf drive train.

2019-06-20 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I think they are going in the wrong direction not using the whole Leaf wiring harness but it's not my car.  Lawrence Rhodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_w5Du_jf4 -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] VW shorty bus with Leaf drive train

2019-06-20 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I would not shorten the already short bus but It's not my vehicle. Lawrence Rhodes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y94ndeNQHU -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Leaf drive train in various vehicles.

2019-06-20 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Seems to me with so many totaled EV's their working batteries and drive train would be perfect in so many legacy vehicles.  Notably adapting the FWD to RWD. OLD VW BUS with same Curb weight as the Leaf.  Seems all that is needed is a place to bolt/adapt in the motor and a way do adapt the

[EVDL] Truckla

2019-06-18 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Engineer turns Model III into a Ranchero/Brat?https://www.techspot.com/news/80567-youtuber-simone-giertz-converted-new-tesla-model-3.html  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Boycott Chargepoint

2019-06-11 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I am going to stop using Chargepoint until they drop their lawsuit(further appeal) against SemaConnect.  https://www.semaconnect.com/blog/semaconnect-wins-ev-charging-lawsuit-against-chargepoint/  This has gone through several court levels.  It is wasting money better spent to expand the

[EVDL] VW van for sale in San Francisco.

2019-05-28 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/san-francisco-1969-electric-volkswagen/6880292711.html This van is a bit skimpy on range but seems in nice condition.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] G-61 Van spotted 101 N. @ Cesar Chavez

2019-05-24 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Spotted 5 minutes ago. This is a small Japanese high van. It was being towed on a flatbed. Color white and needing a wash.  The G-61 was painted on the rear passenger quarter panel. It might have been a University/ city service vehicle. Short and tall it would fit in a compact spot. Typically

Re: [EVDL] Getting as efficient as possible by alignment.

2019-05-23 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
e up something else. Damon From: EV on behalf of Lawrence Rhodes via EV Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019 3:22 PM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Cc: Lawrence Rhodes Subject: [EVDL] Getting as efficient as possible by alignment.   Cor had mentioned his method to get the best efficiency by

[EVDL] Getting as efficient as possible by alignment.

2019-05-23 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Cor had mentioned his method to get the best efficiency by using toe out.  I am wondering within the, for instance, Nissan Leaf standard alignment requirements what are the most efficient numbers? Toe, camber and caster. I would think if you get the perfect numbers not only will you get more

Re: [EVDL] Road Trips: plugin vs EV cost per mile

2019-05-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I think you would also have to put in the cost of maintenance, smog testing, oil changes, insurance...etc.  Then you would get the real cost.  I suspect the cost with incentives the Tesla and Prime would be very close depending on model. A stripped Prius Prime would be mid 20k.  Tesla High 20k. 

[EVDL] Fw: Irish company strikes 40m deal to reproduce an electric E-Type Jaguar

2019-05-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
At least when converted to electric the reliability problems are solved. They certainly are an elegant design artistically. However a Mazda Miata probably handles better. Lawrence Rhodes On ‎Tuesday‎, ‎May‎ ‎21‎, ‎2019‎ ‎09‎:‎52‎:‎38‎ ‎AM‎ ‎PDT, Lou wrote:         Hi Lawrence,    

Re: [EVDL] Irish company strikes 40m deal to reproduce an electric E-Type Jaguar

2019-05-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I don't get it.  I thought the e-type conversions were over priced at half a million. https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/motors/irish-electrifi-signs-40m-deal-to-build-electric-jaguar-e-types-1.3898795   Now the price is $850,000.00. Did I get a decimal point wrong?  I have seen examples

[EVDL] Formally complain to Nissan If you want an e-NV200 in North America.

2019-05-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
800.647.7261 option 7.  This is where you can call Monday through Friday to lodge any kind of complaint.  While the e-NV200 is on the website and in Europe it is not for N. America. https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/future-concept/e-nv200-zero-emissions-small-van.html Here it is but not

Re: [EVDL] Time to build a lithium battery from 18650 or 26xxx

2019-05-15 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
David is correct. Lots of junk. However if you question or possibly call the vendor you can get a better sense of their honesty. The $2,400 worth of Valence batteries I got for $200 was a useful bargain. I was afraid that the sag I got from the San Francisco hills would croak them carrying

Re: [EVDL] Time to build a lithium battery from 18650 or 26xxx

2019-05-15 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Go on eBay. 100 cells. $100. Here is a search. New and pre owned cells. Not sure I would trust pre owned. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=100+lithium+cells Lawrence Rhodes ___ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub

[EVDL] Time to build a lithium battery from 18650 or 26xxx

2019-05-12 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Prices are around a dollar a cell. What is a good voltage 3.7 or 3.2. What's the danger? What are the benefits?. Soldering tabs vs welding. I have seen the larger cells for two dollars.  I have several projects that need. Batteries. Any videos or books that might be a good learning experience?

Re: [EVDL] Availability of public chargers

2019-05-05 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
For all those reasons, Lee mentioned, light weight solar vehicles make sense. If a bunch of students can manufacturer a vehicle that seats 4 with a trunk that can do 400 miles a day that is what GM should be building. Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was

Re: [EVDL] VW got their Paddy Wacked

2019-04-24 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
As a result of the VW Diesel debacle VW was forced to pay restitution.  One form is charging stations.  Rather than advertising that EV's are good(another form of restitution) which would be now to VW's advantage as more EVs means more profit from charging I would rather have a free charge on

[EVDL] VW got their Paddy Wacked

2019-04-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
So one of the Nick Knacks VW has to pay for is commercials propagandizing electric vehicles.  One commercial I keep seeing is the Bolt compared to a tree hugging Subaru.  How wonderful EV's are.  Personally I'd rather have a free charge on them.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part

[EVDL] How Tesla proved critics wrong.

2019-03-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
From the Medium.  Lawrence Rhodes https://medium.com/s/story/guess-what-everyone-was-wrong-about-tesla-8e7da8e866bb -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Sandy Munro on Tesla. Interview.

2019-03-14 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
The nitty gritty on the good and bad points of Tesla.  Lawrence Rhodes  https://youtu.be/APWx9t9Km94 -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Alibaba/Aliexpress Lithium

2019-03-11 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
If the problem is charging, charging using multiple chargers will work.  If the problem is in discharge I don't know a solution.  Batteries in my scooter still at a proper voltage after charging.  I have only done a couple trips.  Nice not to see the voltage drop until a hill.  Lawrence Rhodes

[EVDL] eGo scooter testing with Valence 12v 40ah lithium 24vdc pack 2 batteries

2019-03-02 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
When I got the batteries in the mail they were each exactly 13.38 vdc.  I charge them slightly higher.  Drive on level ground for 3.5 miles and charge with the eGo build in charger for two hours. Drive back. Voltage 13.1vdc. Charge till the eGo light turned green.  After resting two hours the

[EVDL] Finally it seems the low end Tesla III is available.

2019-02-28 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Standard Range: 220mi, $35kStandard Range Plus: 240mi, $37k Mid Range: 264mi, $40k Long Range: 325mi, $43k Long Range AWD: 310mi, $47kPerformance AWD: 310mi, $58k, 0-60 mph in 3.2s! From Twitter.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] EV Digest, Vol 76, Issue 31

2019-02-28 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I'm wondering how much capacity the capacitors are adding to the system, as the voltage of the capacitors can never go below the sag voltage of the LiIon cells under load, and can never go above the LiIon cells voltage during regen. I am not sure this statement is correct.  I am counting on

Re: [EVDL] Maxwell Supercap 16v modules could protect my expensive lithium batteries.

2019-02-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
to be charged up with a constant current supply until the voltages match. Otherwise it is arc welding time! On 26/02/2019 22:56, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote: > On 26 Feb 2019 at 21:48, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > >> I think the 300 dollars of caps would protect the pack

[EVDL] Maxwell Supercap 16v modules could protect my expensive lithium batteries.

2019-02-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I am looking to buffer my 24 volt Valence 40 ah pack. It puts out 30 amps continuous. 90 in burst mode for 90 seconds. The eGo scooter it is in can draw well over 100 amps accelerating or climbing a hill. Maxwell makes small and large 16v modules. Two modules in series is well enough over the

[EVDL] City slicker electric motorcycle $2,495.00 delivered.

2019-01-31 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-Inventory-2019-CSC-Motorcycles-Motorcycle-Scooter-City-Slicker-Azusa--5652551   Seems like a lot of bike for the money.  If it falls under the moped rule it would be very inexpensive to operate.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML

[EVDL] This China-Made Electric Pickup Truck Could Be Yours for $5, 000

2019-01-31 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
It is a nice long range NEV.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] (use del key, block brucedp email address, 4unwanted posts)

2019-01-25 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
AZ 85719 > -Original Message- > From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence Rhodes via > EV > Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 2:17 PM > To: ev@lists.evdl.org; ev-requ...@lists.evdl.org; ev@lists.evdl.org > Cc: Lawrence Rhodes > Subject: [EVDL

[EVDL] (use del key, block brucedp email address, 4unwanted posts)

2019-01-25 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Bruce, My only complaint is the double postings of almost all the ev wire articles as single posts.  Waste of bandwidth in my opinion.  Not sure of a solution.  It does waste a little time sorting through them. Not as bad as attaching a whole digest. Lawrence Rhodes -- next part

[EVDL] Hyundai Kona EV vs. Kia Niro EV

2019-01-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
140 pound difference and 10 inch length difference means the Kia Niro gets 19 miles less range.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Further evidence

2019-01-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
. And as the person who suggested it pointed out, it’s pointless to have anything but the D.C. chargers at the rest stops. You gotta focus, Chief! - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered by natural gas(fossil fuel) iPhone > On Jan 21, 2019, at 9:39 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > > >

Re: [EVDL] Further evidence

2019-01-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I don?t know if they will or won?t bring in additional services, I only know about the discussions on charging. However, I suspect that bringing these other things would require a change in statute, and would further be very controversial. - Mark Sent from my natural gas(fossil fuel) powered

Re: [EVDL] eGo Woes

2019-01-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Thanks for your thoughts Ross.  I guess I didn't make myself clear.  That is for the headlight circuit. That circuit shows 18vdc.  When the bulb is deleted from the circuit the light in the switch illuminates. The tail light is bright.  The bike is getting full 24vdc. Need dry weather to really

[EVDL] Badsey Hot Scoot wiring diagram.

2019-01-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
It is raining.  Time to work on projects.  This Badsey charges.  The contactor engages. However there are two wires loose with no logical place to put them. One from the motor- one from the contactor -.  The motor- is close to the controller.  The contactor- is close to battery-.  Lawrence

Re: [EVDL] 2019 Lithium Recommendations

2019-01-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I really like these batteries.  However they only put out 30 amps per string.  That is 10 strings to get 300 amps continuous. I don't think you need that.  However be careful here. That is 1859 pounds.  $13,000.00160 to 200 mile range.  5 strings might get you the 100 mile range and 150 amp

[EVDL] Valence u1-12rt in the eGo scooter.

2019-01-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I finally got the bike running. The batteries fit in snuggly with all the padding removed and the battery cover fits.  However the headlight won't work.  It shows 18vdc(24volt system) and if I take out the bulb the headlight switch lights upyikes.  Something is missing. Traced back the

Re: [EVDL] Drop in replacement for 12350 lead battery

2019-01-15 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
After going back to basic electricity and testing I found a loose Anderson connector on the negative.  Plugged it back in and it fired up.  Now waiting for the rain to stop for a test ride.  Lawrence Rhodes    Posted by:  glass...@compuserve.com standeej     Date: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:08 pm

Re: [EVDL] Drop in replacement for 12350 lead battery

2019-01-14 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I received the batteries quickly.  They were both 13.38vdc.  I did a 10 second load test.  My resistor smoked and the voltage held.  After testing the voltage on both batteries they were 13.35vdc.  I couldn't be happier.  However when installing in the eGo scooter They act like dead batteries.

[EVDL] INSIDEEV's

2019-01-14 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Insideev's newsletter.  Lawrence Rhodes https://mailchi.mp/insideevs.com/check-out-cadillacs-electric-suv-reveal-live-from-the-auto-show-floor?e=855110afee -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Drop in replacement for 12350 lead battery

2019-01-04 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I contacted Tim from eBay and did a PayPal invoice request for two Valence 40 ah batteries.  I will report after installing them.  He says they hold over 13volts for three weeks or he won't send them out.  99 dollars. They had 3 year service. Seems fair to me they were used for medical carts. 

[EVDL] Drop in replacement for 12350 lead battery

2019-01-03 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
This battery would increase power, life and range. (eGo scooter) However as battery prices fall it still seems too expensive.  Anyone found a $250 50ah lithium in the 12v form factor that is drop in.  Yes this battery will charge using a lead charger with no external BMS. Lawrence

[EVDL] Insideevs

2019-01-01 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Latest INSIDEEVs.  Lawrence Rhodes https://mailchi.mp/insideevs.com/how-tesla-killed-off-the-conventional-toyota-prius-hybrid-in-2018?e=855110afee -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Making Fun of EV Owners: F-Tesla_chanting trucks ICEed/blocked all superEVSE @Sheetz.com NC store

2018-12-31 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
There are already laws.  First off most stations are on private property.  You can tow from private property at will.  Second most EV spots have ordinance and state or municipal signage.  There are also disturbing the peace and incite riot laws.  Plenty of ammo the get the police going. 

[EVDL] Mark Abramowitz hydrogen proponent.

2018-12-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I wonder how much public money has been wasted because of Mark? When in a position of public authority you back dead end schemes you should be ashamed of yourself.  This is why scientists and not silly politicians should be in control of the purse strings. As Elon Musk and many others

[EVDL] Reviews of Emperors new Hydrogen Economy

2018-12-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
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Re: [EVDL] OT: Keeping hydrogen for transportation ?cleaner?

2018-12-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
California uses mostly hydro at night.  There are natural gas plants for high demand.  I think that is how it works or should work.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] OT: Keeping hydrogen for transportation ?cleaner?

2018-12-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
>Remember how the BEV industry was just 10 years ago, 20 years ago, and 30 >years and more ago. >Back then, while pushing for years for a ZEV mandate, I heard many of the same >arguments used by the auto and oil companies >about BEVs as I have heard for >several years about hydrogen. -

[EVDL] Efficiency Compared: Battery-Electric 73%, Hydrogen 22%, ICE 13%

2018-12-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://insideevs.com/efficiency-compared-battery-electric-73-hydrogen-22-ice-13/    With the numbers in the subject line. Why would anyone pick fool cells. With less MSRP you can get a long range Tesla III vs. the fool cell alternative.  You have few fuel stations compared to the world wide

[EVDL] Clarifying FUD regarding hydrogen.

2018-12-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Let's be clear.  The only FUD relating to hydrogen is avocates stoking fear around the use of batteries.  Hydrogen is first a financial dead end.  There is an easily calcuable ratio of increased cost per mile for the privilege of using hydrogen. There will always be more maintenance and

[EVDL] VW electric beach buggy

2018-12-20 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/word-has-it-volkswagen-is-developing-an-id-electric-beach-buggy-ar183694.html Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Blonde trying to fill up a Tesla

2018-12-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://youtu.be/w6eOut9J5aQPretty funny.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___

Re: [EVDL] Toyota and the hydrogen wish.

2018-12-17 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Hydrogen DOES offer a quick refill, similar to a gasoline refill. In fact, the industry spent a lot to make the experience to consumers as close to a gas refill as possible. Why do you think that’s a myth? - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Dec 14, 2018, at 10:29 AM,

Re: [EVDL] Toyota and the hydrogen wish.

2018-12-16 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
to a gasoline refill. In fact, the industry spent a lot to make the experience to consumers as close to a gas refill as possible. Why do you think that’s a myth? - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Dec 14, 2018, at 10:29 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV > wrote: > > I th

Re: [EVDL] Toyota and the hydrogen wish.

2018-12-15 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
, the industry spent a lot to make the experience to consumers as close to a gas refill as possible. Why do you think that’s a myth? - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Dec 14, 2018, at 10:29 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV > wrote: > > I think the idea is that it >

[EVDL] Toyota and the hydrogen wish.

2018-12-14 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I've seen some professionally done videos suggesting that hydrogen will be the "fuel" in the later half of this century.  I think the idea is that it takes too long to recharge an EV and that hydrogen offers the convenience of a quick refuel; similar to an ICE refill. This is the myth big business

[EVDL] 600 dollar answer to a 3000 dollar problem.

2018-12-12 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
This is used on small aircraft.

[EVDL] Stella has cup holders.

2018-12-10 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Stella has all the conveniences including cup holders spacious interior and infotainment.  It also has advanced communication technology for vehicle to vehicle communication. I don't think a heat pump would be hard to add but I bet I'd kill the range. 

[EVDL] Stella Vie information for John.

2018-12-10 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
https://solarteameindhoven.nl/stella-vie/  Here is some info on the latest Stella car.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too hea

2018-12-09 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
As I remember a Tesla S is about the same foot print.  L R -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too hea

2018-12-09 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
on Android On Sun, Dec 9, 2018 at 10:06 AM, paul dove wrote: Who would feel safe in an 827 lb car? On Sunday, December 9, 2018, 11:37:15 AM CST, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: I can only say that my attempts of education here have failed.  I will try again.  Elon is a devious

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too heavy a car.

2018-12-09 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I can only say that my attempts of education here have failed.  I will try again.  Elon is a devious and secretive person.  That is fine, he is in business and needs to protect himself. He is right, his wonderful but piggy cars are energy hogs.  At 5000 pounds he would have to tow a fairly

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Electrification juices tuner/hot-rodder/customizer culture

2018-12-08 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I can't make an EV as well as Nissan does.  However that said I bet with some small modification you could fit a Leaf drive train and batteries in a Ford Aspire.  Bet it'd go 150 miles on a charge.  That is with a 24kw pack.  Lots of possibilities but I'd rather not if I didn't have to. 

Re: [EVDL] Nissan fob compatibility

2018-12-06 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I am a little confused.  You say they are deteriorated but are 60% above original capacity.  Is this getting into the "safety" capacity that Nissan doesn't use?  What voltage should a module be charged to to prolong life?  Like 3.9v instead of 4.1?  Extremely curious as I will probably use

Re: [EVDL] Nissan fob compatibility

2018-12-05 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I am curious as to how you programmed your fob?  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___

[EVDL] Nissan fob compatibility

2018-12-03 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Still not getting a straight answer if a fob can go cross model and it is uncertain if they can be re programed at all or between the same model.  Lawrence Rhodes Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Govt. fuel economy site biased against Tesla

2018-12-03 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
While I am not a fan of Tesla policies, I am a fan of Tesla performance.  It appears that the Model III is as efficient as the Ioniq.  Quite a feat for a heavier vehicle.  It beats my Leaf by 15mpge.  But the gov. site doesn't offer the base Tesla III as a comparison option.  It also recommends

[EVDL] Walmart Electric Highway

2018-12-02 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I noticed on Plugshare that charging deserts are being filled in,. Just wondering who is responsible.  I might be able to get across the country in a reasonable amount of time with a chademo or CCS car.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

Re: [EVDL] The utility of PV-EVs has become apparent

2018-11-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Music to my ears.  I will be looking for them in San Francisco.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Nissan e-NV200& Chanje V8100 e-vans for FedEx testing

2018-11-25 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Not to mention they are sending this Van to Japan which is way farther than Barcelona is to the USA.  WTF.  There is huge demand in this country for electric vans.  I started a Facebook page just for this.  Yes Nissan get off your A$$.  Lawrence Rhodes  

[EVDL] Ford Transit XLT By Azure for Ford

2018-11-22 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Does anyone know the background of this vehicle?  Can it be upgraded with level III fast charging?  Was it an OEM or simply a conversion?  Thanks for any info.  Lawrence Rhodes https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/ctd/d/2012-ford-xlt-transit-connect/6755092842.html   

Re: [EVDL] Hardware for my trike electrification. Still need

2018-11-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Looks like minibms is the way to go.  Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

[EVDL] Hardware for my trike electrification. Still need batteries charger and bms.

2018-11-20 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Here are the drive parts ordered from Luna Cycle with prices, shipping and tax so people can what it really costs.  This will power a Steintrike Explorer model.  I want to use 4 kw of Nissan Leaf modules to power the system.  I will need a charger and bms and of course some sort of enclosure. 

[EVDL] Re; Fastest Time Setter Disqualified(DQ?d) For Being Electric

2018-11-14 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I couldn't find any results from any race or class that matched the best time.  Maybe I got the date wrong.  I looked at the rules. Could have been a fuel violation.  Pretty sketchy. Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Best tire for a Nissan Leaf

2018-11-11 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
sidewalls thin by, say, rubbing up against the curb while parking? Peri -- Original Message -- From: "Lawrence Rhodes via EV" To: "ev@lists.evdl.org" ; "ev-requ...@lists.evdl.org" ; "ev@lists.evdl.org" Cc: "Lawrence Rhodes" Sent: 11-Nov-18

[EVDL] Best tire for a Nissan Leaf

2018-11-11 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Blew a tire for the second time on my Leaf.  2013 with steel rims.  Is the stock tire still the best option? Got 45 k out of this set.  Still good tread. Is there a doughnut out there that fits the bolt pattern? Lawrence Rhodes  -- next part -- An HTML attachment was

Re: [EVDL] Yet another fast food chain mocking electric cars

2018-11-05 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
n Nov 4, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > > This time it is Jacka$$ in the box portraying electric vehicles as slow.  > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvRT151OWGw Lawrence Rhodes > > > > > -- next part -- > An HTML attachme

Re: [EVDL] Yet another fast food chain mocking electric cars

2018-11-04 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
another fast food chain mocking electric cars I didn’t see those vehicles as being electric. Maybe they were, but you couldn't tell. They just looked like wimpy little boxes. - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Nov 4, 2018, at 1:03 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > >

[EVDL] Yet another fast food chain mocking electric cars

2018-11-04 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
This time it is Jacka$$ in the box portraying electric vehicles as slow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvRT151OWGw Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

[EVDL] Easy to hard solar charging.

2018-10-30 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
As many of you know I am a fan of solar vehicles..My current project is a Steintrike Explorer as the donor vehicle.  4,000 watt Cyclone drivetrain. At least 400 watts of panels. 4 kw(8 Leaf modules) I think the easiest way would to directly size the panel voltage to the charging rate of the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-29 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Message: 1 Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:42:12 -0700 From: Mark Abramowitz To: Lawrence Rhodes , Electric Vehicle     Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain;    charset=utf-8 Yes, I saw the price, and the

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
about a converted Corvette that left the stick shift in?! - Mark Sent from my Fuel Cell powered iPhone > On Oct 27, 2018, at 9:08 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote: > > We live in San Francisco.  Having a vehicle for each driver/task is not > practical mostly because of miniscule p

[EVDL] (LiMn2O4)

2018-10-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I have a battery pack with 7 pouches 25.6vdc 11ah.  It would take 21 of these to replace.  Is it worth it at 10 dollars each?  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/for/d/efest-purple-4212-imrmah-37v/6704892675.html   Is this chemistry obsolete?  Seems it was in use 10 or more years ago. These cells

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-27 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
We live in San Francisco.  Having a vehicle for each driver/task is not practical mostly because of miniscule parking space/expensive insurance & cost.  We all need to drive a hundred miles from time to time...or more so 2 Leafs and a 1995 Honda Civic(Cars don't rust here) is what we have. If a

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-26 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
If there was a vehicle that could do it all the Stella vehicles would come close...except for towing, and carrying big loads...pretty big but not pickup big.  Also their monocoque construction is very strong and they have 5 point seatbelts which make them as safe as formula 1.  Lawrence Rhodes

Re: [EVDL] The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-23 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Below is old thinking.  You must engineer the solar panels to the size and weight of the vehicle.  Lets say Stella cars have a 1000 pound weight.  15kw powers them 300 miles. They charge in 10 hours and can go 40 mph infinitely. They must have a 1.5kw solar panel. Lets just take an old

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-23 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
Peri I doubt you have completely looked at the specs of the Stella cars.  They have huge trunks and are touted as "Family Cars" basically a small SUV.  They use a 15kw battery which without solar has a 400 mile range.  So they would charge quickly just on Chademo or CCS.  Just because a car is

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: The physics of slapping solar panels on cars

2018-10-21 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
I have been preaching the Stella design for 5 years.  Stella Lux went 932 miles on one full charge back in 2015. This is a 4 passenger vehicle.   Nuf said. Lawrence Rhodes -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Tesla...Can you imagine what could have happened?

2018-10-19 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
over Cancer Research? From: Lawrence Rhodes via EV To: "ev@lists.evdl.org" Cc: Lawrence Rhodes Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 2:19 PM Subject: Re: [EVDL] Tesla...Can you imagine what could have happened? The fact that Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals of the 30's li

Re: [EVDL] Tesla...Can you imagine what could have happened?

2018-10-19 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
The fact that Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals of the 30's liked a Ford or Chevy didn't hurt those companies.  The mafia still likes Suburbans.  It's because of how well the car meets their needs That they buy stock or use the product shouldn't matter.  Lawrence Rhodes..  

[EVDL] Why I will buy a Tesla

2018-10-18 Thread Lawrence Rhodes via EV
We all complained about Tesla's stick up butt attention to their cars and how it affected restomoders and bargain hunters.  However the other side is performance and safety. Here is the safety side which I had no idea about.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXGN5CyZmLI=1432s   Lawrence Rhodes

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