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jordan325ic replied to the thread Cake wins a design award.
" I love the Ossa.... it's such a showcase for how EV design can be radically different from IC design. "

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jeffkay1967 replied to the thread Chargery Lithium charger for parts. $39 free shipping..
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Richard230 created the thread Cake wins a design award.
" But they sure left a lot of empty room within the frame: https://electricmotorcycles.news/cak...ic-motorcycle/ "

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Stevo replied to the thread Jetoptera.
" There are a ton of negative naysayers in the comments, yet they have working drones proving the concept. "

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ElMotoMike replied to the thread Jetoptera.
" I have been getting that video in my YouTube feed for the last few days. Gonna have to check it out. "

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jazclrint created the thread Full Hybrid to PHEV upgrade?.
" Hello everyone. Long time no lurky.

So the wife is very smitten with our Chevy Bolt and the money we are saving. Like $160/month in gas, roughly. She also desperately wants an RV trailer. We can't tow one of those with our Minivan, as much as it has served us so well as a road tripper with all the kids. We thought we had settled on an F-150 because of the rear legroom. But, somehow I stumbled on the 2009-2013 Silverado/Sierra Hybrids. So now it's F-what?

As it is it's fine and will do the trick really well. She commutes here in town which it will spend 90% or more of its time, and the big 6.0L is more than enough for towing when we will do that. Buuut I'd like to convert it to a plug-in and add a second pack in the bed. The Payload is over 1300lbs, and towing is set at 6000lbs +/- 100lbs for 2X vs. 4X. So that leaves 700lbs of payload to play with after you subtract kids, gear, supplies, and bicycles. It has a 1.9kWhr MiMH pack in it. It has 2 60kW motors in the transmission, but the pack can only output 35kW, so that's all the boost it'll give. It only goes up to 30mph in EV mode. I'd like to get it over 45mph. I feel that if I can manage that she has a shot at a round trip to work and back on all-electric. Also, I want to put in a 32A level 2 charger. I could just put in a 16A, but my wife is a bus driver and is home for a couple of hours for lunch. That's enough time to top the pack off for sure with a more powerful charger.

I have looked into making the motor more efficient, but this truck already gets the most fuel-efficient 6.0L Vortec GM made. So, I feel that's the wrong tree to bark up for better fuel mileage.

I have scoured the internet and found no information on converting one of these GM's to a PHEV. And there's nothing up to date on converting full hybrids to plug-in either. It looks like that market never took off.

Ideas, thoughts, links to forums or websites or people that could help, or finally talk me out of it? Before we get one I'd like to have a realistic idea of how much I'd need to spend. That usually kills my flights of fancy faster than anything.

Lastly, the cool thing about this project idea is that the truck will do the job just fine while I build a pack in the garage. So honestly I could take my time. "

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Stevo created the thread Jetoptera.
" I'm going to have to start increasing my cryptocurrency exposure so that I can afford one of these bad boys...
https://youtu.be/bPZI6XoHi10 "

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Stevo created the thread Paradox.
" These bolt-ons look amazing. I may need to get one for this summer
https://youtu.be/QcYaiIOJctc "

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Stevo replied to the thread 1994 Suzuki RF600 Senior Design project Leaf conversion.
" I'm envious that you are enjoying a "real" emc! Somehow I missed this post.

I am having trouble with CA DMV on a dirtbike that I own without a title, got it cleared by CHP, but DMV wont give me a green sticker! To hell with stupid CA bureaucrats! I thought CA was broke! You cant even give them $$$ LOL dumb$hits!! "

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jhaggerty replied to the thread Kelly 600A controller and ME1003 Motor.
" It was used for this build https://elmoto.net/showthread.php?t=4872. I rode it for about 2000 miles before getting a production EV. The brush pack has been replaced on the motor and I have a spare brush pack. I bought the motor from SteveO on this forum and the controller brand new from Kelly. Controller is a KDHE600A brushed motor controller.

Let me know if you have any other questions "

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Society replied to the thread Kelly 600A controller and ME1003 Motor.
" Which controller model is it, and what’s the pairs history? "

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Electric-zero clicked Likes for this post: Trevor Manx7 off-road EV motorcycle by Richard230

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Richard230 created the thread Trevor Manx7 off-road EV motorcycle.
" Here is another new electric motorcycle company with an off-road model that appears to be an assembly of off-the-shelf parts placed on a motorcycle dirt bike chassis. It looks like something that someone could make at home using a repurposed ICE motorcycle chassis and some premium EV components. The motor is a brushless 11KW model and the battery pack has a 2.7kWh rating. But with a price of $13K Euros for the off-road model and $14.5K Euros for a road-legal version, sales might not be too brisk: https://electricmotorcycles.news/bel...r-motorcycles/ "

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Electro Flyers replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
"
Quote Originally Posted by flo View Post
Hi
well i haven`t gone through the calculations myself. But what i did is to run umpteen scenarios through the Beltcalculator on the mfg`s site. www.mädler.de for those interested. This of course only shows their product but other sources didn`t show any data at all.
Maybe the aforementioned belts being different or stronger or whatnot but without confirmation i personally wont use them, Appart from the fact that i now already have bought all chain setup and milled up all parts.
Its always good though to throw in new ideas.. so maybe next time

Greets

Flo
Thank you for the belt/sprocket supplier reference. In a rough, quick comparison it appears the Gates Poly Chain GT Carbon belt/sprocket system(and its new clones?) has 1.5-2 X the power transmission capacity of the systems you referenced. These would be, from what I could see, the traditional trapezoidal tooth and the lighter duty HTD systems. If your roller chain system does not work out, flings too much oil, gets really noisy, and turns blue from the heat(I've seen this happen!) try this Gates system. It can be quite noisy in some drives and need a sound cover; and quite expensive.

For the novice, to find the Gates parts, it's probably best to go through a supplier like flo has done. "

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jeemyneesham replied to the thread Kawasaki Electric Conversion.
" Great project, Kawasaki should launch a new all-electric Ninja 250. An electric bike from the Ninja lineup would be great. There are tons of new sports bike with electric powertrain are launched these days, I would love to buy one from an established brand like Kawasaki. A new electric Ninja 250 bike with sharp styling and comfortable riding ergonomics would be great for daily use. "

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