In recent years, electric cars have become more and more common, and the question,often is: which electric car to buy?. With the new European directives, regulations to reduce CO2 emissions, the inflation of raw materials (copper, aluminum, lithium, etc.) and the problems in the supply chain, it becomes increasingly obvious that the way forward is […]
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It would be misleading if we say that this delivery has come easy, but we hope that it comes with a bread under our arms ( as we say in Spain) for the planet and especially for our cities. The new classic Mini is about to be born. At the beginning of the pregnancy, the […]
We went to the speed track, in Cartagena, where we could use the track for some time. We thank you very much for their help. We decided to drive a non-stopping run at a constant current, to see how other aspects of the prototype (our electric Twingo), as range, temperatures, rpms..etc. . were affected. […]
The conversion of a petrol or diesel vehicle is the most sustainable and economical way of driving a perfect electric car. The main idea behind this, is to re-use all the vehicle´s components that have no impact in the internal combustion engine, and to substitute it with a full electric motor. Engine, radiator, petrol tank, […]
This is one of the most, if not the most important and tricky mechanical manipulations you have to do when converting a vehicle into electric. Connecting the electric motor to the existing transmission is a big debate, as you can just connect both axis together with some sort a coupler or do it using a clutch. […]
The batteries world is in constant change nowadays with the electric vehicles take off , the new and improved power storage, super capacitors, and the new kid on the block, graphene. Lead batteries and AGM or gel are a thing of the past. We are now having the Li-ion present going to the new Li-air […]
There are hundreds of thousands of cars out there waiting to be converted. The best cars to be converted to electric are small old cars. The older is de car, the less electronic components it has and the easier will be the conversion. As the batteries are still the big issue in a conversion project, […]
One of the key aspects of a conversion is how to connect the existing gearbox to the new electric motor. This is normally done by an adapter plate that fits in both sides, the old gear box and the new motor. This has to be designed and fabricated with high precision, as the geometry of […]
Mostly all cars use a braking system with power brakes and this system needs to be left as it is in a electric converted vehicle. If the weight is bigger after the conversion because of the batteries, then the brake system should have at least the same braking capacity or even more. Working brakes are […]
When I had the idea of converting my own car to electric, I had two goals in mind. To be able to drive a novel car, that wouldn´t make any noise and the cost for the fuel be little or nothing. The other goal was to stop once for all contributing to dirt our environment […]