Re: [EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-24 Thread via EV
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Re: [EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-04 Thread tomw via EV
I agree with Corbin. You will need the transmission to get both decent acceleration and top speed, and also to make it easier for your wife to drive. I don't see why you want to keep the engine if you only need 30 miles range.You can get used Leaf or Volt cells at lower usable $/kWh than you can

Re: [EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-04 Thread Corbin Dunn via EV
Hi Gerald, The AC75 without a transmission will be very slow, and have a limited RPM range (i.e.: max speed is limited, or it is geared way too low for slow speeds). Home made hybrids are really way too difficult. If you don’t remove the engine you won’t have any space for batteries. My

Re: [EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-01 Thread Peri Hartman via EV
l.org> To: ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: 01-Oct-16 11:42:02 AM Subject: [EVDL] convert a mercedes ev Hello, I'm new to the ev world. Originally I was planning on converting a manual drive Jetta with a pretty standard package- I was confident that everything would be fine, but. then I saw a beaut

Re: [EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-01 Thread Robert Bruninga via EV
I think y ou need to seriously do some math on the energy needes and sources It makes no sense to keep the engine AND add a generator AND add a thousand lbs of batteries and still keep the engine running and burning fossil fuel. What's the point? Bob On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 2:42 PM, Gerald

[EVDL] convert a mercedes

2016-10-01 Thread Gerald via EV
ev Hello, I'm new to the ev world. Originally I was planning on converting a manual drive Jetta with a pretty standard package- I was confident that everything would be fine, but. then I saw a beautiful Mercedes (I was in love) at a great price that my wife wouldn't mind driving, and I came