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jazclrint created the thread Not Elmoto, but battery knowledge and experience needed.
" Hello all! I still, after all these years I still don't have an Elmoto project in the works. I have my old '86 500 Interceptor I am trying to get running in my spare time, but it's still ICE. But now I have this other project. Since we love our Bolt, when we went to sell our minivan and buy a truck or SUV to tow our new to us camper. We got a 2012 Escalade Hybrid. It does the job nicely. But both of us would be happier if she could drive it to work and back, which is 7 miles one way, on just battery power. There are MANY hurdles to making this happen. But Step one is to gut an old battery pack and put in new lithium cells. I want to go LFP for the safety factor. And she doesn't need to be doing burnouts don't he way to school in the morning (she's a teacher). at 3.2V nominal, I need 90 cells. I found this particular 32A cell https://a.aliexpress.com/_mPjf6lc.

I am pretty confident that I can lay them flat 2 deep and 8 across. Add 4 more layers of 16 cells, and the a 6th layer with just 10. 12mm higher than stock, but 9.216kWhrs! Up from the 1.9kWhrs the stock pack has. Here's the stock size: 290mm X 20mm X 120mm. And there were 40 of them.

I did all this math late at night. Am I missing something? Have I lost the plot? What pitfalls do I need to know about when taking on a project like this? What companies should I get the cells from? I want quality cells as the battery pack sits under the middle bench seats.

Any help double checking my math, or vendor recommendations, or details I can't possibly see know this early on. Anything like that would be huge. A better forum to go on and ask.

Thank you guys for your help!

Richard "

5 Hours Ago

Richard230 created the thread Cyber+ pay to play.
" Revzilla has published an article that discusses Zero's (and other brands) latest Tesla-like upgrades that the owner needs to pay for in order to unlock features that are already installed in their 2022 models that use the Cyber+ operating system. Here is a link to the article: https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...n-motorcycling "

1 Day Ago

Richard230 created the thread Polaris RANGER XP Kinetic all-electric utility vehicle.
" Polaris has partnered with Zero and is using their electric motors and batteries in their new all-electric off-road work vehicle that they call the RANGER XP Kinetic. Here is a link to their promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3gOOT3vPJ4 "

3 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Seasons greeting from e builder in UK.
" Hello from Humboldt! Welcome!
Can you share a few pics of some of your builds? "

3 Days Ago

Solenoid created the thread Seasons greeting from e builder in UK.
" Thanks for allowing me into the forum hope I can be of use to some as I have built a few bikes and have a number of projecs on the go at present.
I like using classic or vintage parts to make interesting characterful machines. "

3 Days Ago

tylerwatts clicked Likes for this post: Kawasaki zxr-E by flo

1 Week Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Greetings from Gainsborough UK by Tris

1 Week Ago

Tris created the thread Greetings from Gainsborough UK.
" Evening All
I've recently had a rush of blood to the head and decided that I'd like to convert the Yamaha TW125 (AKA the POS) I have skulking in my garage to electric power
The more I read the more it intrigues me
Please prepare yourselves for a stream of random questions
Cheers

Tris "

1 Week Ago

Stevo created the thread Tesla EMC!.
" Probably wont happen, but interesting concept bike...
https://youtu.be/Cp-SuP2nLVE "

1 Week Ago

Stevo created the thread Heard of Destin?.
" https://youtu.be/jduUqD9fxwo
Densen, not Destin...
I've not heard of them before now

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk "

1 Week Ago

jazclrint created the thread At it again, (fairly) weekly Elmoto news podcast/youtube.
" Hello all. Well, I am at it again. I am having fun once a week recording the week's elmoto news as best as I can. I am on YouTube and just last night I figured out how to turn that video into audio and post it to Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon, and iHeartRadio. I haven't got TuneIn and Pandora set up yet though. But I will work on it. Just search for ESBK Studios.

I don't like spamming the forums, but I'm getting 0 traffic. I thought maybe it's OK to speak up one time and if I get subscribers then heck yeah. If interest doesn't bump up then I can just do it for the fun of it and no one has to watch.

Here's my latest news roundup/show thing.

https://ttxgpmatters.wordpress.com/2...-news-19nov21/
https://youtu.be/8czdlM_nH6c

Thank you for your time. "

1 Week Ago

Richard230 created the thread Special forces are testing Zeros as helicopter luggage.
" Here is a neat use of Zero motorcycles being tested by the U.S. Special Forces. It sure beats hiking in the desert. https://electrek.co/2021/11/17/speci...c-motorcycles/ "

2 Weeks Ago

cjorgensenmd created the thread Ninja 500 Project Alltrax SR72400 ME1003 DeltaQ E-Quip.
" Parting out my electric motorcycle. http://evalbum.com/5362

This was a really fun project, but I moved to a different continent and one of my Nissan Leaf cells died.
I do not monitor this forum enough, but this is where I got started so I am making you all aware.

I cannot ship the motor or batteries, but they are available for local pickup north of Atlanta, Ga

ME 1003 https://www.ebay.com/itm/115099601114

Delta Q charger configured for Lithium https://www.ebay.com/itm/115099602400

Alltrax SR72400 https://www.ebay.com/itm/115099627200

LEV200A4NAF https://www.ebay.com/itm/115099627483 "

2 Weeks Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" looks very professional and impressive for a job interview...good luck "

2 Weeks Ago

flo replied to the thread Kawasaki zxr-E.
" Hi all,
by coincidence i stumbled on a cad file for my frame at grab cad
As it was in catia format i had my buddy convert it at work for me.
I then imported my own drawings to see if all lines up.
luckylie the frame was zeroed around the swing axle - just as my fileset.
simply import and tada:

after rotating it 2mm forward it all lines up in every direction. virtually no error to be seen.

and looks good too.
pics minus my rudimentary frame which was just sort of a spacer...
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greets
flo "

3 Weeks Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread Zero announces major upgrades for 2022.
" Here is a link to a Popular Science magazine article discussing Zero's 2022 battery improvements: https://www.popsci.com/technology/ze...-battery-tech/ "

3 Weeks Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: Zero announces major upgrades for 2022 by Warren

3 Weeks Ago