Re: [EVDL] 1925 'T'

2014-06-25 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Wayne, How about a 1927 Ford Track T rat rod? Electric even! eBay item number: 181442550341 I saw this yesterday on E-bay, and some other interesting electric vehicles as well. I have no financial interest in this vehicle. Alan -Original Message- From: EV

[EVDL] Polaris EV

2014-07-30 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Greetings EVDL, Polaris is making an off road utility vehicle that is battery powered and costs about $11,299. On a motorcycle chassis design E-mail list that I read it was posted today that Polaris is going to sell a three wheel motorcycle vehicle named Slingshot for $23,999 ($19,999 without

Re: [EVDL] 224.527 MPH Fastest electric motorcycle

2014-08-28 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bill, Eva, Congratulations on the super-fast run. The time slip said 5 mph winds. When does racing stop because of wind? Keep up the good work. Alan -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Bill Dube via EV Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:27 AM To:

Re: [EVDL] 270.224 mph at Bonneville

2014-09-14 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bill Eva, Excellent work! Be safe. Alan -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20140914/9be21e10/attachment.htm ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] co-operation

2014-09-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Co-operation In San Diego, California there is an EV club or coop that meets at Montgomery Field (small airport?) on Saturdays to work on member's conversion projects. They also have workshops ($75) and have displays at fairs, etc... They help members get their conversions started, and then

Re: [EVDL] Building a true road going solar EV.

2014-09-27 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Peri, I am wondering if not having a differential but driving each wheel independently with an electric motor does not create the issue that one would expect. If you have a solid axle car, and turn a corner, one or both wheels will scrub the road and the car will try to drive straight forward.

Re: [EVDL] Need Lithium batteries.

2014-10-13 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Hello EVDL, After following the thread on Leaf batteries and E-bay sales I had a few thoughts: The seller 1eyedcruiser has 99.1% positive feedback, with clear pictures and descriptions of what is for sale. Lithium batteries, electric motors, controllers, adapter plates, contactors,

Re: [EVDL] Batteries that can be recharged to 70 percent in just 2 minutes

2014-10-16 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
A few vehicle manufacturers did offer, and I think a few still do offer a car or truck that runs on compressed natural gas. You can fill at a public station or have a small cng compressor installed in your garage if you have natural gas at your home and a minimum supply flow. Consumers with a

Re: [EVDL] HARBOROUGH Harbilt 551

2014-11-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Kilian, The below website shows many Harbilt truck models including the 551. One description was for 20 X 4 Tyres on 12 diameter wheels. http://www.classicrefusetrucks.com/albums/HB/HB.html I would check for any markings on the existing tires and work with a commercial tire shop for advice.

Re: [EVDL] LEAF Version Distinctions

2015-03-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Jamie, Your description of the variations of the Leaf is helpful. I have been watching the used price of Leafs (Leaves) for some time now and they have come down into the affordable range for me. I see a difference in charging rate and also the changes in 2013. I need to get my research done

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Redesigned Smart EV w/ American drivers in mind r:100mi

2015-04-10 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Peri, On the car2go electric Smart car you are required to plug in the vehicle at a charging station at the end of your trip if the charge level has fallen below 20% during your rental. Their website lists the range of about 84 miles on one page and 70 on another. On another page is says that

Re: [EVDL] suggestions for buying a used leaf and fed tax credits expire in ?

2015-06-11 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Harry, The 2013 Leaf is a good year to look for used as it is a good tradeoff between cost and features. It has improvements to the battery. Look for the specific model that has the charging and other features that will meet your needs. I keep looking at used Leafs. I need to get one before

Re: [EVDL] Bicycle battery

2015-06-15 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Willie, How about some NIMH battery modules from the Toyota Prius or other hybrid vehicle? They are 7.2 Volts and 6.5 Ah. Two battery modules in parallel would be 13 Ah and 5 of those in series would be 36 Volts. However, I think NiMH do not like running in parallel. This is ten modules total,

Re: [EVDL] Fix or scrap old conversions / get used Leaf?

2015-10-28 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Ed, I say do a little of everything. You are in a good spot. Access to two older conversion, one that has good memories. Access to used Leafs at a good price. Lithium batteries are getting better and falling in price. Buy a used leaf so you can save $ on fuel and maintenance. Donate the pickup

Re: [EVDL] Best year of Leaf to buy used.

2015-11-12 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Lawrence, The 2013 had an improvement to the battery for hot weather. The 2011 or 2012 will be a little lower in price. Review the models and see if you want navigation, etc. But be sure to get the fast charging option if that is what you want. Newer models are reasonably priced for what you

[EVDL] KTM CEO Stefan Pierer Interview

2015-09-01 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Hello EVDL, An online article from Alan Cathcart of Motor Cyclist describes the plan CEO Stefan Pierer has for KTM and Husqvarna by way of an interview. In 2015 KTM plans a production run of 2,000 electric motorcycles called the Freeride E that will have three versions. Two years later an

Re: [EVDL] Mecury Messanger

2015-09-23 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Wayne, It is hard to find information on a concept car so I was perplexed for a while, but if I had been paying attention to your earlier post I would have known. In 2003 the Mercury Messenger was a concept car by Mercury (Ford) using some shared Jaguar parts. I did a little reading and think

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Wheezy e-bicycle pusher, snaps on/off rear, L1 charge @work (v)

2015-10-05 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
David, I built something like the Wheezy only much lighter. Mine mounted higher up from a parcel rack over the rear wheel. And I used a flexible hose similar to a radiator hose for the hinge. The high flexible mount was a bad idea. If I had mounted it lower like the Wheezy it would have worked

Re: [EVDL] 12v tales

2016-06-06 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Jan, For someone new to electric vehicles, and for a majority of conversions, a 12 volt accessory battery is the simple means to power accessories. The car you are converting was built that way, many 12 volt accessories exist and are available at a reasonable cost, no need to make a lot of

Re: [EVDL] Conversion planning

2016-05-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Ron, A lot of conversions use the existing transmission to keep the electric motor spinning faster and running cooler, a lot use second gear. You could research your rear axle ratio, and also the two speed transfer case to see if you can go without the transmission. If the two speed transfer

[EVDL] Looking for help learning to build EV motor

2016-02-11 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Brad, I read your message too quickly and thought..just get a DC motor from E-bay, a strong controller, and get on with the conversion... Then I read your background. Then I carefully re-read your message. Scratch built EV, not a conversion. Start with building a switched reluctance

Re: [EVDL] EVs4sale: San Diego Car2Go Smart fleet in May> lack of public EVSE

2016-03-18 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bruce, A year ago I inquired with car2go about the possibility of them selling electric rental cars to the public when they would be replaced with newer models. Car2go responded that the modifications the cars had for rental cars made this unfeasible. Maybe this conversion back from a rental

Re: [EVDL] Harbor Freight tools (was: J1772. Solder or crimp?)

2016-04-27 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
I purchased a Harbor Freight flux core wire welder several years back with a coupon for about $100, about a 90 amp unit. I could not afford anything else. I thought I would build a few projects, destroy it, and buy something better. I have built a trailer, accessories for a mini-excavator and a

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: 1939 Dodge pickup-truck-ice DIY reborn as an Electric (v)

2016-08-27 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bruce, Thank you. Reading about the 1939 Dodge pickup conversion to electric was fun. Alan Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid -- next part -- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL:

Re: [EVDL] Congrats: 100 mile EV-Range Club

2016-09-27 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Cor, Are you using a Leaf drivetrain from a wrecked vehicle to install into the light pickup truck? You sound busy so we will anxiously wait for pictures, etc.. Be safe, Alan -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Cor van de Water via EV Sent:

Re: [EVDL] Toyota planning long range Battery EV as Hydrogen car sales is failing

2016-11-07 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Cor, Phrases such as "few automakers still", "entrenched in hydrogen fuel cell technology", "succumbing to physics", are like writing on the wall. Doesn't physics play an important role in energy, transportation, development and progress. To think that physics crept up on Toyota, and finally

Re: [EVDL] Correctly subscribing to the evdl ... (else lost in nabble-only land= talking to yourself)

2016-11-18 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Paul, I received your message, so I think you are on the EVDL. Welcome. Alan -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of MPaulHolmes via EV Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 12:17 PM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Subject: Re: [EVDL] Correctly subscribing to the

Re: [EVDL] Leafs too cheap.

2016-12-15 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Lawrence, That sounds like a good deal! And $9,000 buyback, even if the market is soft at the end of the lease, a person might want to purchase a car they know and have taken good care of. Alan -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Lawrence Rhodes

Re: [EVDL] Leafs too cheap. (buyback?)

2016-12-15 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
an buy it for that? At the end of the lease by paying another $9k? I assume It can't mean that they will buy it back from you for $9k because you have no equity in it? Right? Thanks Bob -Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Alan Brinkman via EV Sent: Th

Re: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon.

2017-05-02 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
-Original Message- From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of EVDL Administrator via EV Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:31 PM To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List Subject: Re: [EVDL] Hacking a supercharger. Have a charge on Elon. On 2 May 2017 at 11:58,

Re: [EVDL] Lynch motor

2017-08-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Andrew, I read your question too fast and thought of wind powered generator. The below response was aimed at wind power. The Lynch is a quality motor. Agni, PMG, ETEK, there are several good makers of a similar motor. I was going to mention to go with a brushed motor for simplicity, but

Re: [EVDL] John Wayland on Netflix?

2018-04-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Lawrence, On Netflix look for the series "Fastest Car". Season 1 Episode 7 is titled "Electric vs. Gas". I am a fan of John Wayland, Plasma Boy Racing, White Zombie, Blue Meanie, the Datsun mini truck "Baby Blue", and other various electric vehicles he has built. However, Netflix could have

Re: [EVDL] Prius pickup anyone?

2018-01-07 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
David, Make sure the end of the link says "html" as the last l went on to another line. When I added an l to the link it worked. Alan Sent from my Verizon Motorola Smartphone On Jan 7, 2018 9:51 PM, David Chapman via EV wrote: Nothing at that link Cor On Sunday, January

Re: [EVDL] Why I Won't Buy a Tesla, Edison-Tesla Deja Vu

2018-10-16 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
I read a few posts but not the whole thread, but had to say less than 2 cents worth... My son and I were bored out of our minds at a mall in San Diego, California, waiting for several hours for the wife and daughter who were in the Apple store We eventually found a Tesla store and

Re: [EVDL] Tesla wanted

2019-01-14 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Mark, Carvana has 19 Tesla S and 3 models for sale, $33,000 to just under $80,000. You can also look at their "pending sale" cars and have them e-mail you if a car becomes available, they often do. I bought a Fiat 500e from them about three weeks ago and still get e-mails that a car I was

Re: [EVDL] Fiat 500e

2018-12-23 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Danny, Thank you for the information on the Scuderia-E modifications to the Fiat 500e. It gives me some ideas on adding a DC fast charging port. I have found a used 240 volt AC 30 amp level 2 charger that will make the car more useful. My wife and I did a bunch of shopping yesterday and filled

[EVDL] Fiat 500e

2018-12-19 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Hello EVDL, I finally took the plunge and bought a used 2015 Fiat 500e from Carvana. The car was low mileage and very clean. The 120 volt EVSE had a wall plug that was very damaged from excess heat over time, but only apparent upon close inspection. I changed the plug first thing, and had to

Re: [EVDL] Dual voltage EVSE?

2019-05-29 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bob, The EVSE you are looking at lists: Rated current & voltage: 120v-220v / 16A. I would assume that it will signal the electric vehicle it plugs into that it can supply a maximum of 16 Amps at 120v when plugged into 120v and 240v when plugged into 240v. However, a simple description of an

Re: [EVDL] LEAF 30 kWh battery degradation

2019-08-10 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Anne, I had been looking for a 2013 or newer Leaf because of the improved battery chemistry to handle hot climates. I ended up with a Fiat 500e with liquid cooling. If you live in a cool climate, I wouldn't worry the Nissan Leaf battery. My Fiat is annoying on a hot day and you are charging or

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Carvana's 8story glass Leaf EV vending-machine building in Ontario-CA

2019-09-09 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Bruce, Thank you for the news on Carvana. I am happy with the used Fiat 500e I purchased from them and financed with business partner Bridgecrest. The vehicle's condition and performance will determine if a customer is happy. I am close to setting up 240 volt charging that should make the car a

Re: [EVDL] Rear Diff IRS | Direct Drive

2019-11-26 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Forrest, A 28.7" tall tire has a circumference of PI * 28.7 or 3.17*28.7 or 90.98" or 7.58 feet. 3,000 motor rpm *1 drive shaft revolution / 3.27 rear axle revolutions = 917.43 rpm 917.43 rpm * 7.58 feet circumference of tire = 6,954 feet / minute * 1 mile / 5,280 feet = 1.317 miles / minute * 60

Re: [EVDL] buying well used for dealer

2019-11-23 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Ken, What State are you in? Maybe try Craigslist. Auto auctions if you have a dealers license or a friend with one. Alan On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 9:37 PM evtlfp20 via EV wrote: > How do I find well used leafs, I found good used packs an want to find > one and replace its pack? >

Re: [EVDL] Tesla-haters use civil-unrest 2rally2 destroy-Superchargers

2020-06-01 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Hello everyone, Tesla chargers for the home are pretty reasonable in price. If I had safe parking around my home (I do not) and shade (it gets super hot here in the Summer), I would install both a Tesla charger and a regular charger, or maybe just plenty of 240 volt outlets and travelers could

[EVDL] Electric Truck Cement Mixer

2020-06-25 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Liebherr, Designwerk to Unveil Electric Truck Mixer Liebherr and Designwerk have developed an emissions-free, electric mixer truck for transporting concrete. May 12, 2020 shorturl.at/hoqHU In 2016 Liebherr sold their 90,000 truck based cement mixer. They operate worldwide, so their start with this

[EVDL] Fwd: Electric Truck Cement Mixer

2020-06-25 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Liebherr, Designwerk to Unveil Electric Truck Mixer Liebherr and Designwerk have developed an emissions-free, electric mixer truck for transporting concrete. May 12, 2020 https://bit.ly/2Vj9cD8 In 2016 Liebherr sold their 90,000 truck based cement mixer. They operate worldwide, so their start with

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: $70M help$ workhorse.com ramp up e-stepvan production

2020-07-06 Thread Alan Brinkman via EV
Hello EVDL, When / if these electric delivery vans come up on the used market, I would be interested. I think they are competitive because with a prior model, "their cost had come down to become comparable to conventionally fueled trucks without any subsidies." I would take a serious look at that