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by AMPrentice
Thu, 04 Dec 2014, 03:56
Forum: Holden/Chev Volt
Topic: new chev bev and phev coming 2 years
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

new chev bev and phev coming 2 years

Great to hear evil GM is working harder in the EV market but their product is no better than a previously Oz lovally made Hyundai Getz EV This is so ugly and cheap looking Im surprised they havent canned it yet. Its nothing like their awesome 90s effort with EV1 http://image.motortrend.com/f/roadtes...
by AMPrentice
Thu, 04 Dec 2014, 03:45
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: SAAB EV 170 Miles
Replies: 25
Views: 4401

SAAB EV 170 Miles

Im and many are so tired of try hard Black duco cars, would prefer old saab peppermint green or something more traditionally styled like the early 9X much like BMWs effort on the new mini and other retro remakes of older classics. looks like just a subaru with a facelift in try hard black. Heres som...
by AMPrentice
Wed, 01 Oct 2014, 23:36
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6238

Australian made batteries for EV

Theres a few choices for cheap lightweight sub 650 cars with decent wheelbases that are suitable for a fun light EV conversion. My favorite is a datsun b10 which can outhandle almost anything with simple mods, has no need for a brake booster, high nickel steel so little rust & cheap. eg. Datsun 1000...
by AMPrentice
Wed, 01 Oct 2014, 23:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: 4Springs' Brumby
Replies: 223
Views: 40318

4Springs' Brumby

Why not support an Aussie product like a Zeva controller and never look back?

using kelly products is like paying to walk through a rusty mine field
by AMPrentice
Wed, 01 Oct 2014, 22:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47487

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

how much is reg for the beast any discounts for EVs these days of ever increasing Gov revenues?
by AMPrentice
Sat, 19 Apr 2014, 17:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: A call for professional EV conversion workshops?
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

A call for professional EV conversion workshops?

Does Latrobe University offer conversion services done by students?
I heard they do some work with EVs
by AMPrentice
Fri, 07 Feb 2014, 05:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Porsche in hub E motors circa 1900
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Porsche in hub E motors circa 1900

wow http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i1130/113079_25lo.jpg http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i1130/113079_25lo.jpg http://www.autospeed.com/cms/article.html?&A=113079 Porsche, the men (father and son), were extraordinary engineers – and that’s especiall...
by AMPrentice
Fri, 25 Oct 2013, 07:15
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf for home power
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Leaf for home power

Dirty laundering dirty energy yes it is! Not ethical but what they deserve. The leaf is 2,100,00 yen there or 23,000 aud a 3 kw PV system is 35,000 aud there by Sharp thats the cheapest atm and a lithium 6.6kw pack for the home is around 43,000 there very pricey. What the energy big guts dont know w...
by AMPrentice
Mon, 21 Oct 2013, 18:56
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Leaf for home power
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Leaf for home power

If we buy a leaf and not use it in our holiday home in Japan could I use the battery pack on the leaf to charge off-peak at 11 cents during 11pm to 7pm and pump it back into the grid at 33 cents per kw hour? In Japan you are paid 33cents per kw from solar but I didnt want to put solar panels are the...
by AMPrentice
Thu, 22 Aug 2013, 03:19
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Korean EV offers unlimited- range w/no batt swaps!
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Korean EV offers unlimited- range w/no batt swaps!

Those are still avail in some euro countries and argentina used to have them ;)
by AMPrentice
Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 16:00
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Id learn Chinese and become a Cop for this
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Id learn Chinese and become a Cop for this

87mph top speed and 300km range
by AMPrentice
Sat, 26 Jan 2013, 16:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: make your own battery charger (austospeed article)
Replies: 4
Views: 850

make your own battery charger (austospeed article)

I havent voted for the article but now with the help of your comments I will vote Image
by AMPrentice
Mon, 21 Jan 2013, 18:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: make your own battery charger (austospeed article)
Replies: 4
Views: 850

make your own battery charger (austospeed article)

http://autospeed.com/cms/A_112906/article.html

seems good but the title pic showing the complete unit with the black transormer on the wooden base looks like a Zivan or some kind of brand unit nothing like the inset pic below with the other black unit.
by AMPrentice
Tue, 08 Jan 2013, 23:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ha haaaaaaar
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Ha haaaaaaar

keep us updated, it looks just perfect for my postie project
by AMPrentice
Fri, 28 Dec 2012, 20:19
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ian Hooper's RX7 Conversion
Replies: 102
Views: 23696

Ian Hooper's RX7 Conversion

An absolute REVOLUTION and so much nicer than a Tesla even though I am Mazda Bias I really think this is so much better in so many ways.
by AMPrentice
Sun, 23 Dec 2012, 22:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47487

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

hows the Morry going?
by AMPrentice
Tue, 06 Nov 2012, 20:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Swift at Suzi Auto
Replies: 9
Views: 2081

Swift at Suzi Auto

Love your work and philosophy hope you get some recognition for your good deeds very evolutionary thinking congratulations. I always wanted a suzuki 99-04 carry as an EV as there is so much room in the engine bay with the tilted G13bb and directly behind the seats with the stepp floor can be an stor...
by AMPrentice
Tue, 06 Nov 2012, 20:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Curb weight and gross weight of utes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Curb weight and gross weight of utes.

I never said gel but flooded acid t-105 6v is what I meant and they are recyclable if not shorted, Ive heard they can be reconditioned to almost new isnt that correct?. I still feel if its only short KM required there is no reason not to use them considering thats all that is available to poorer par...
by AMPrentice
Fri, 02 Nov 2012, 05:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Curb weight and gross weight of utes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2563

Curb weight and gross weight of utes.

##6V golf batteries aren't good value for money. ## in australia very true in the USA different story ##Lead acid batteries aren't good value in the long run anyway.## Even if they can be reconditioned after a certain amount of use? ##For a lead acid pack to do 80km in a ute I would think ~25kWh's m...
by AMPrentice
Thu, 11 Oct 2012, 14:17
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: List of conversion workshops in Australia
Replies: 52
Views: 26481

List of conversion workshops in Australia

This might be of interest guys http://www.stak4x4.com/Transfer_Cases/d300_transfer_case.htm These can be modified easy to run driveshafts with a motor parallel to the axle. Seen it done in a few sandrails running big rotax aircraft motors any sample pics of the rotax setups as I cant figure out how...
by AMPrentice
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 06:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

Darn it really wanted to run the Zeva controller will have to for something else then and it seems I need 72 volts for now as I dont think Ill be going over 60knh anyway which is safe from speeding fines. http://www.enertrac.net/product.php#a MHM602: At 72 volts and 45 MPH < 50 amps At 96 volts and ...
by AMPrentice
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 18:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

Went ahead and followed the good advive and got a cheap 76 model Honda Postie CT110 :) Enertrac Hub motor mentioned is a must! but how about battery combo for 60-70km round trip up to 90kmh but mainly 50-60kmh for local roads? Thinking of 72v Zeva controller cause I love local effort. Original bike ...
by AMPrentice
Tue, 05 Jun 2012, 03:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?
Replies: 17
Views: 2843

Best electric motorbike for L and P plater?

Thank you for the info fellas initially I was thinking of just going through the process for buying a postie bike then selling it when the ebike is ready. Yet these Postie bikes are so sought after they are hard to secure. Id love to know where they auction them!