Good luck with that.
On 2/3/2015 1:24 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Renewable giant says will unveil solar vehicles by Oct
By Chu Daye 2015-2-2
The constant stream of news releases regarding self driving cars is
I'm sorry, I don't see it happening any time soon.
It's just the latest tech buzzword and a way to make autos even more
complicated and expensive.
Talk about opening yourself up to huge liabilities
I can see
Congrats Mike! Is it a P85? Care to share what price you paid? (roughly)
On 3/23/2015 9:56 PM, Mike Nickerson via EV wrote:
I finally jumped in with both feet and bought a used demonstration Tesla Model
S. It is a 2014 model that was built just before the dual motor and self
Good luck with that...
On 5/17/2015 3:00 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Open Source Project Hopes To Offer $23,000 EV With 186 Miles Range
by Sarah Shelton May 14, 2015
Very well put Chris. I hope we don't beat this to death as it is
I'll go out on a limb - you will not see full blown use of self driving
vehicles any time soon.
10 years maybe, probably more like 25. You heard it here, LOL
Lee's quite right of course. Everyone is speculating
I am surprised that auto makers haven't locked down their systems with
If they haven't yet they probably will if for no other reason than
On 5/20/2015 4:50 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Every since the first cars rolled out of factories, owners have been
On Jun 11, 2015, at 8:59 PM, Alan Arrison via EV email@example.com wrote:
95 40ah cells is only 12kWh. Range will be minimal.
I doubt the 40ah cells will last very long since you will be pulling at minimum
95 40ah cells is only 12kWh. Range will be minimal.
I doubt the 40ah cells will last very long since you will be pulling at
minimum 1C continuous.
On 6/11/2015 3:00 PM, David Miller via EV wrote:
One of our Rav4EV News Group guys converted his Rav4 to Lithium for ~$7.5
I thought Tesla used Panasonic batteries.
On 5/22/2015 5:38 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
GenZe's e-bike models use the same Samsung batteries as the Tesla Model S to
help supplement your pedaling. The battery is actually removable, so you can
take it out of the bike and charge it at work with a
We already went round and round with this no self discharge, no BMS
fellow a few months ago.
On 8/4/2015 5:08 PM, paul dove via EV wrote:
I know that seems like sounds reasonable to most people. However, a battery is
chemical and while you can measure resistance with a meter a
50Wh per mile is way too optimistic.
A Zero SR, which is a state of the art bike, lists a nominal battery
capacity of 11.4kWh.
Range on the highway at 55mph is listed as 98 miles. This gives 116Wh
On 11/12/2015 1:59 PM, Ing. Marco Antonio Gaxiola via EV wrote:
Jay, is the inlet lighted?
Could it be ground returns for LED's?
On 11/12/2015 9:34 PM, Jay Summet via EV wrote:
I've taken the J1772 inlet & cable from my salvaged (2013) Nissan Leaf
and am planning on connecting it up to the new charger for my S-10
pickup truck conversion.
It has the
Sigh, wait till it actually IS the worlds fastest EV then tell us.
On 11/15/2015 4:23 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
A concept six years in the making, Top EV Racing is creating the world’s
quickest electric race car, the car’s battery able to fast charge in as
little as 15 minutes with the help
I can pretty much guarantee you there is degradation in 4 years.
A friend of mine just parted out his conversion and I bought his CALB
They are 3 years old with only 8000 miles on them.
He did not use a BMS, but they were top balanced when new.
Charge cutoff voltage was kept
Typical solutions where there is no problem.
On 11/7/2015 3:11 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
'EVs aren't as loud, so perhaps the sensors need to be tied to an alarm that
could sound when it senses something -- like a child running in the street
... for people to accept that the car is safer'
Another solution where there is no problem...sigh
On 11/7/2015 3:16 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
% Remember the 1990s Push for 42-Volt Electrical Systems? %
48-volt systems will help reduce wiring costs
This is nonsense, 1000km is well over 600mi.
This would require upwards of a 1000kWh battery.
Notice there are no details in the article.
On 11/3/2015 9:17 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Sigh, why do companies insist on using unsubstantiated hype like "worlds
first" and "worlds fastest"?
An advanced prototype of “the first the all-electric American supercar”
Uh hello?, ever heard of a Tesla Model S? Wouldn't that qualify as a
With a 0-60 MPH time of less than 3.4
Sigh, another battery of the future.
Less weight, more kilowatt hours, less money...
We've heard it all before.
On 10/19/2015 6:26 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Bosch is working on the battery of the future The goal
Is it just me or is the media in a frenzy over those horrible lithium
Batteries that are used in billions of devices, safely, day in and day out.
The copy writers love to use the line "they can catch fire and explode."
They conveniently never mention that it could be the device
I'm pretty sure a base model does not come with all wheel drive.
On 9/12/2015 4:11 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Letter: An electric dream
September 3, 2015 |
My wife and I once thought that owning a Tesla was only a
I would like to convert a walk behind snow blower too.
I think a ~3500 rpm PM "pancake" motor like an Etek would be best.
The "Manta" motors on Ebay are listed as 10hp, which I think would be
You could buy a whole new gas blower for the price of just that motor.
There are some nice
If the fuse doesn't list a DC rating then don't use it with DC.
On 1/7/2016 8:50 PM, Jay Summet via EV wrote:
I have obtained a surplus fuse, new old stock.
Buss JKS 400
Class J Fuse
200,000 amp. rms sym.
There is simply no way a viable, fully enclosed, highway capable,
electric vehicle ( that can pass safety tests ) can do anywhere near
55wh per mile.
On 12/20/2015 2:47 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
This is the view from the LOSER zone. The real news is the Dutch and Japanese
It's obviously a publicity stunt.
Anyone can throw a ton of batteries in a bus and do it.
Of course there are no technical specs or prices mentioned.
On 11/26/2015 8:23 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
On 25 Nov 2015 at 21:46, Alan Arrison via EV wrote:
So the bus traveled at about 25mph
1004km is 624mi. 10:00pm Sat to say 11:30pm Sun is 25.5 hours. So the
bus traveled at about 25mph.
Totally unacceptable in a real world situation.
According to Brighsun, the bus started its journey at 10pm Saturday
November 14 and achieved the record distance just before midnight on the
What happens when clouds come by and randomly block the sun?
Do the inverters start up and shut down gracefully?
What does the car do when it sees the AC power going on and off?
Sounds like a recipe for damaged electronics.
On 6/16/2016 3:27 PM, Seth Rothenberg via EV wrote:
You got that right!
Automakers should have never been allowed to put what amounts to a video
game on your dashboard.
Now they're trying to fix the distraction caused by the dashboard with
self braking cars.
On 2/29/2016 4:19 PM, fotajoye via EV wrote:
I can easily live without this
If you install a 14-50 outlet, you better make sure you include a
neutral conductor. (even though most EVSE don't require it)
On 3/7/2016 5:44 PM, Cor van de Water via EV wrote:
Thanks for the clarification - I too consider installing a NEMA 14 in my
garage. For the 2nd clothes
Yes, trolling, not a chance this will see the light of day.
On 4/2/2016 3:15 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
% ?Trolling4$ or ... ? %
Capacitor Sciences Develops Materials to Turn Capacitors into High Density
Energy Storage Cells Able to
Why do they publish this nonsense.
On 5/10/2016 4:45 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
VW EV could be 'cheaper than equivalent Golf'
3 May 2016
Good luck with that...
On 5/14/2016 4:54 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
% Leveraging off Tesla's name, yet it isn't an Electric that can plug in.
Its a 2000hp old school hybrid with regen for safer-down-hill-braking and
fuel saving$ %
OK you motor gurus. My Gast vacuum pump quit working.
Upon disassembly, I found the two curved ceramic field magnets were
detached from the motor housing.
Needless to say, the motor would not turn with the magnets stuck to the
I cannot tell by looking at the inside of the motor
That's odd, I have moons on my S10 and they fit very tight. The tines
really scratch up the inside of the wheel.
The tape is supposed to quiet the tines from "clicking" as the wheel rolls.
If the tines seem loose, you will have to use pliers to go around and
bend them outward slightly.
3.00V is considered dead. 2.67V is really dead. Your pack is only as
good as the weakest (lowest capacity) cell.
Unfortunately we don't know anything about the BMS system.
I would guess that the electronics consists of a DC to DC converter.
Either the converter (or the BMS) may not work
Wow! Last time I took some lead-acids to recycle (about a year ago in
NJ) they were paying 8 cents a pound.
Hardly worth the effort of lugging them around.
On 5/27/2017 4:14 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote:
set the duds aside for recycling (you should get some money for them!
ion, it opens up avenues to search on the inventor,
his or her reputation, and what needs to be solved to bring it to
market. It provides a better picture of the situation.
On 5/25/17, 10:39 PM, Alan Arrison via EV wrote:
Over the years I've seen entirely too many "battery
Over the years I've seen entirely too many "battery breakthroughs"
announced that never got into production.
This is another one. :-/
Unfortunately, used EV's are going to pile up in junkyards faster than
gassers, and most will be in very good condition except for the battery.
It will be a shame to see all the power electronics and motors go to waste.
It'll be similar to used EV conversions; "car in great shape, needs
Congrats Damon, I hope to do the same with my first (lead sled)
conversion, a VW Rabbit pickup.
On 9/11/2017 12:32 PM, damon henry via EV wrote:
Yesterday was my birthday and for my birthday present this year I decided to
complete my lithium conversion on my 1970 Datsun Truck
If you do the math, you will find solar vehicles make no sense, period.
On 9/27/2017 10:01 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
Maybe you can do it as a hobbyist project. I don't see it as a viable mass
produced commercial product for a long time yet, if ever.
It would have to be
Where did the electricity come from for the electric drive motors?
It had to be some kind of fossil fuel engine running a generator.
On 10/4/2017 11:20 AM, ROBERT via EV wrote:
The electrification of ships has a long history. During WWII, diesel engines
were in short supply. The US
Isn't a bug air cooled? It doesn't have a heater core.
Do you mean a modern water cooled bug.
In any case, I use a tank heater and pump to circulate hot antifreeze
through the original heater core.
The pro is you don't have to dig into the dash, the con is there is a
bit of plumbing to do.
Heat can't magically be obtained from cold air.
As the temperature drops, the pump must do a lot more work for an ever
smaller amount of heat.
On 11/28/2017 11:03 PM, Bill Dube via EV wrote:
Thanks for the Wikipedia reference. Here is the link:
If they worked, someone would be using them. Nuff said.
There is no way they are twice as energy dense or give twice the cycles.
On 5/8/2018 3:55 AM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
I have an eGo scooter and don't want to fuss with converting to lithium. Are
these batteries really twice
Notice it is listed under "Ride on Toys".
On 5/13/2018 11:47 AM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote:
Anyone heard of this before? I have trouble believing that it's a real vehicle
that's been developed in total secrecy, AND that's it's cheap (relatively).
Sigh, good luck with that.
Can it be done? Probably.
What would it cost? A fortune.
In places where grid capacity is limited, flywheel batteries can be deployed
to provide the powerful surge of electricity needed to recharge a car
battery quickly. The current produced is strong enough to
Sounds like a disaster in the making.
You never want a relay to be energized to disable the charger.
But you already knew that.
On 5/25/2018 9:38 AM, Steve Clunn via EV wrote:
This is a great meter at a good price but I have found one glitch that
people should know about when using this
Who wrote this drivel.
There is nothing new or innovative listed.
Some of the claims about cooling and efficiency sound suspect.
On 5/15/2018 1:30 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
New Axial Flux Electric
Good luck with that. Not going to happen.
Building an electric car with a range of 310 miles (500 km) is not such a
difficult task these days as far as batteries are concerned. The size of the
car allows for enough cells to be fitted so that the vehicles can have the
desired reach. Not the
You are aware that 3.00V resting is considered dead right?
Also, the 3C current rating is very optimistic. Drawing 216A for more
than a few seconds is not good for life.
Even drawing 1C (72A) on a continuous basis will lead to a short life.
Since you are running a low voltage pack, I'm
What a bunch of baloney. If a motor is already 95% efficient, how do you
double its efficiency?
I'm sure the motor gurus on the list can shoot holes in this nonsense.
There are reasons motors haven't changed much in 100 years.
One, there isn't much room left for improvement, two, the laws of
I'll tell you, like many others have, again... it can't be done.
On 12/27/2017 5:47 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
My math is good enough to figure out I get about my 30kw Leaf gets 4.5 miles
per kw at 55mph more or less depending on wind. What I'd like to know is what
3 modules in parallel is only 180ah at best, probably more like 150ah.
John, don't you have a Zilla 2K in the truck?
To pull even 1000 amps from those cells would be over 5C, let alone 2000!
On 6/20/2018 11:53 PM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote:
On Wed Jun 20 19:00:25 PDT 2018
What a joke...
On 7/30/2018 11:21 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Meet the 5,221-hp, 303 miles per hour, all-electric Alieno Arcanum. It
delivers the finest, brashest and most bizarre set of offers we have ever
found in a press release. Alieno’s first vehicle, if these claims are to be
I guarantee that the inferior Chinese cells will change capacity as they
are cycled and not by just a few percent.
Running them without a BMS is a recipe for disaster. Damaged cells at
best, a fire at worst.
All the Chinese cells are junk, especially the CALBS.
On 8/6/2018 7:48 PM,
Good luck, You'll need it.
500 million is a drop in the bucket.
On 8/20/2018 1:17 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Rivian Nearing Launch of Premium EV Pickup, SUV
Aug 15, 2018 Joseph Szczesny
Roland always answered newbie questions that he had probably answered
many times before.
Rest in peace Roland.
On 8/20/2018 6:29 PM, EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
If youi've been on the EVDL for a while, you probably remember reading posts
by Roland Wiench. He gave us a lot of them
Yeah right 8000/74=108wh per mile.
maybe at 10mph. Motorcycles don't even do that good.
The Microlino will offer two different lithium-ion battery sizes: an 8-kwh
unit is good for 74 miles, and a 14.4-kwh version will cover 133 miles.
The company says charging will take four hours.
I wonder what will happen to his EV?
It would be ashamed to just scrap it.
On 8/23/2018 4:49 PM, Evan Tuer via EV wrote:
That's sad news. I always got a kick out of reading about his one-of-kind
EV and the engineering that he put into it.
He seemed like a good guy, always willing to share
Like a lot of the "new technology" posts, a bunch of PR mumbo-jumbo.
Each charger would require its own electrical substation.
Efficiencies are already near theoretical limits.
Notice the time frame is in the vapor-ware realm.
And just what is a solid state transformer?
Sigh, more miracle batteries.
On 4/8/2018 4:24 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
PNNL’s New EV Battery: 7x Longer Lifespan, 2 to 3 Times Longer Range
April 2, 2018 Janina Lazo-Cruz
Double sigh, another miracle battery.
On 4/8/2018 1:12 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Is Sion Power’s Licerion Lithium Battery What The Electric Aviation World
Who is "we"?
On 4/16/2018 4:08 PM, Bill Woodcock via EV wrote:
On Apr 16, 2018, at 10:24 AM, EVDL Administrator via EV
What's the problem with Siemens?
The small problem is that their motors have lousy thermal efficiency, and even
lousier thermal dissipation.
The numbers don't add up for solar panels on automobiles, never have,
This has been proven time and time again.
There is no way it gets even 20 miles per kWh under anything but perfect
conditions and slow speeds.
And the energy from the panels again is under perfect conditions.
Wonderful, waste more energy delivering energy to an EV.
I suppose it would be fine if you were at 0% with no chargers around.
On 10/30/2018 11:31 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
They got one thing right...
On 10/30/2018 11:49 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
It is the stuff of sci-fi novels
Please discuss EV drag racing at
Hmm, that brings up a question.
Do automobiles (electric or otherwise) have to pass any FCC regulations
regarding RF emissions?
On 11/9/2018 8:29 PM, Lee Hart via EV wrote:
Roger Stockton via EV wrote:
Hmm, maybe cost savings of putting a grounded shield around the motor
This is nonsense. The Chinese CALB cells cost more than ever.
(Yes, i realize they are talking about cells for production vehicles)
They won't go down either.
On 10/9/2018 11:02 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
More techno-babble. Electric motors are already near their theoretical
I bet the power to weight number doesn't include the weight of the
On 9/30/2018 6:27 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
A Better Motor Is the
The usual BS.
On 10/10/2018 11:10 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
World's First Super Battery Prototype Successfully Developed- Electric Car
Revolution Coming Up and Sunset Industry for Oil and Gas
Are you sure the DC/DC converter in the car can supply the 80+ amps
needed for 1KW?
On 10/1/2018 10:14 AM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote:
Subject: 12v Inverter in Trunk of Volt
I found that a 1 kW or larger 12v inverter to 60 Hz 120v easily fits in the
left rear corner pocket in the Volt.
Is this another vapor-ware computer generated image?
On 9/23/2018 5:26 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
https://www.udi Unveils Its Newest Electric Sports Car, the PB18 E-Tron
9/10/2018 Laura Burstein
How damn lazy can you get?
On 1/15/2019 9:33 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
% The newswire item below is not about EVs. Its about an ice service that
will come out in a service ice-pu-truck and refuel your non-EV.
My point in posting this is what would it take to create a service like this
It's not. Any full size pickup with decent range and power would cost a
Come to think of it, ICE trucks already cost a fortune. :-/
On 1/22/2019 9:21 AM, Christopher Darilek via EV wrote:
Has anyone seen what capacity battery they plan to use? IMO this is the
reason we haven't
Anti-EV hogwash anyone?
On 1/10/2019 1:50 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
% ? Maybe rich parents should have spent time teaching their children
right-from-wrong-behavior> obey speed limits ? %
Tesla sued for death of 18-year-old
Does anyone believe this nonsense?
On 12/28/2018 6:26 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Husband-and-wife duo sets sights on flying cars over San Francisco next year
25 December 2018
Finally someone sets it straight regarding solar panels on car roofs.
On 12/8/2018 9:05 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Why Teslas don’t—and can’t—have solar roofs
December 3, 2018 Kabir Chibber
Could Ultracapacitors Replace Batteries In Future Electric Vehicles?
The answer is no, no matter how much hype there is.
Please discuss EV
The whole truck is a pipe dream.
On 3/16/2019 7:16 AM, paul dove via EV wrote:
105KWh battery in the truck for 69,000 I don’t believe that story. Sounds like
a pipe dream.
Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 15, 2019, at 11:04 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
I'm sure there are many more of these "news" hack jobs.
Bruce just posts one once in awhile to keep us informed about the
On 2/13/2019 11:58 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
How would you hold it at 60Hz? How would you hold the output voltage
steady with varying loads?
I wouldn't chance it. Use a proper device like a UPS. I use a 3KW split
phase pure sine wave output UPS to run my whole house. It was made to
run on 12 12V batteries, I see a lot of them made for
A lot of the larger UPS are kind of pricey, and you won't find many that
will do split phase.
I got a steal on Ebay for $500. I had to set up a switch to break my
320V pack in the middle, and a small DPST contactor to parallel the two
half packs at 160V. That works out to 12 batteries at
Free you say? I bet it allows the utility to not only monitor your
Solar/EV system, but control it too.
On 5/14/2019 12:47 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
New York utility gives free hardware
Good luck with that.
On 8/13/2019 10:42 PM, Mark Laity-Snyder via EV wrote:
What do folks think of this article?
Who is claiming the survey was paid for?
On 8/2/2019 4:03 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Buyers resist the move to new tech
July 31, 2019 Toby Hagon
Have you guys seen this? They are making some "too good to be true" claims.
Their slick website is pretty convincing. Like most of the
"breakthrough" technologies, there must be a downside.
What say the motor gurus?
3kw! Do you have any idea how many square feet you would need and how
heavy just the panels would be?
On 8/21/2019 8:33 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
With advances in aerodynamics and electronics Stella Era is quite amazing. I
would really love to build something like this. I suspect
There is no way a motor that small is 8kw. Maybe peak power for 2
seconds at best.
On 8/23/2019 12:47 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
I was driving home with ten sacks of 60 pound concrete when I saw the smallest carts I have ever seen in the
parking lot going really fast...so I
20 to 40 kWh! Just where are you going to put that many batteries?
On 9/5/2019 9:41 PM, Matthew Pitts via EV wrote:
Good evening (or morning, depending on where you are),
I'm looking for a source for 48v batteries for an E-Motorcycle project I'm
going to work on this winter. I would prefer
Not the greatest choice of name for those batteries.
On 9/4/2019 9:35 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
Is it possible to use individual chargers and no BMS on discharge? Is using spring
I had been wondering why something like this hadn't been done yet.
However, it is by no means a done deal. They have a big problem to
solve. They would have to work with all the automakers to have the
vehicles allow access to the battery through the charge port and allow
power to flow out of
It seems odd Tesla would have that capability available and not mention
it. It seems like it would add cost.
I was thinking more about an off board inverter that would connect to
the vehicle fast charge port.
On 7/28/2019 11:45 AM, Ing. Marco Gaxiola wrote:
It is not actually that big,
The usual waste of time and money. I'm sure the numbers are theoretical
best case scenario.
On 8/6/2019 8:52 PM, Lawrence Rhodes via EV wrote:
Do the math. 1100 miles a year is significant. Lawrence Rhodes
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 4:50:41 PM PDT, paul dove
2 to 3
The blue led is the timer time out after the yellow voltage limit led
If the rotary switch is set to 3 o'clock, it times out immediately after
the yellow led comes on.
Does the yellow come on along with the blue?
On 8/6/2019 2:47 PM, Christopher Darilek via EV wrote:
I scored a
Where are you getting 25 cents a watt panels? Must be some real junk.
On 7/17/2019 2:28 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote:
Inefficent yes, but hooking up 2 wires is a lot easier than building one out
of copper, plywood, glass and paint. With solar panels costing only 25
cents per watt (on a
Don't worry, you won't become rich, maybe broke, but not rich.
They don't mention how much it will cost to charge.
It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like
that, but it’s a good cause (and) good for the environment.
owner of the first gas
If you had a proper BMS like the Elithion system that I have, it would
show you the exact temperature of each cell and warn you of over
On 9/30/2019 11:57 PM, Mr. Sharkey via EV wrote:
Time to turn up the dial on the technical channel.
After converting my car to a lightly-used
They conveniently don't mention the downside of increased weight,
complexity, and cost.
On 11/17/2019 9:26 PM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
Rivian’s quad-motor torque vectoring sets high bar for
I am amazed that the public would put up with this.
On 9/22/2019 1:35 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
PG May Shut Off Power to Some North Bay Cities Next Week
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