One of the most unique "vehicles" we have ever worked on. A real
challenge to install a whole electric drive system in just two weeks. They set
the world land speed record for an electric powered log. ;>)
Thanks to Bryan Reid from Pioneer Log Homes for the opportunity to be part of this project!
"This past week, we unveiled the 2014 Horseless e-Carriage at the NYC International Auto Show. This car, which you helped us build, quite simply, stole the show!
I would like to take a moment to thank you for your hard work and contributions. Our deadlines got tight, moments stressful - but each of you, and the skills and products you represent - helped make this car a reality.
This car has now made worldwide news....from Japan to Germany to France - and through every major and minor news outlet in America....and it continues on...."
Jason Wenig, The Creative Workshop
This was an exciting project for us here at CEV. We provided a complete pre-wired system, custom wiring schematics and technical support. Congratulations to the crew at Creative Workshop - we look forward working with you to build many of these incredible vehicles in the future!
"I had a great time doing this conversion and am so appreciative of the help from CanEV during the process."
Donor Car: 1978 Austin Mini 1000
Motor: HPEV AC50
Controller: Curtis 1238-7501
Batteries: 32x 100AHA LiFePO4
Cost per km: approx $0.01
My build diary and more info can be found here: http://evmini.ca/
"I wanted to say a hearty "Thanks" for the great products, service, and advice you & your staff have given me over the past 18 months. Thought I'd send along some photos of the finished product."
"This is a '97 ES-10 with 18 eight-volt Trojans with remote fillers from Flow-Rite Controls. I used a Curtis controller, which is fan-cooled inside an aluminum plenum underneath your control box. The truck still has airbags, ABS and speedo/odometer.
It hits 70mph with relative ease on the highway and is a pleasure to drive with your power steering and brake setups. We haven't pushed the miles-between-charge yet, but I've gone 16 miles with lots of traffic lights, with good battery power still left.
I put clear Lexan boxes around the batteries to keep fingers out and keep the batteries clean. It seems to insulate them reasonably well for our climate in FL."
Some people go fishing or play golf when they retire. I decided to design and build my own street-legal electric sports car – from the ground up. And oh what fun it was!
Here are a few pictures and some specs.
Body - Merlyn Mk4T replica
Chassis - Modeled after Lotus 23
Motor - 50 HP AC
Controller - Curtis 1238 AC
Batteries - 96V 100Ah LiFePO4
Weight - 1250 lb
0-100kph - 6 sec (est)
Range - 100 km (est)
Time to build - 2 years plus...
More information on my build can be found at http://www.szott.com/zot2/zot2.html.
Many thanks to Randy for supplying all the electrics and answering my endless stream of questions.
"It’s been just over one month since my uncle and I bought the 1993 Chevy S10 pick up, and we both love driving it! Living on the Sunshine Coast, we have many hills to negotiate, and the truck’s performance on them (and in general) surpasses our expectations. We estimate our range to be between 60 and 80 km--depending on hills and load--and we easily cruise at a comfortable 80 kmph on the highway (less going up a steep grade). Plugging in at the end of the day is a piece of cake. We just purchased a clamp-on amp meter to determine how much power we use when re-charging: it’s still too early to have an exact figure, but it looks like it will be less than 2 cents/kilometer. And I can’t tell you how great it feels to drive right past those gas stations! The truck may not be sleek or ‘sexy’, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love the fact that it’s a conversion, and feel proud to be able to show people that affordable, zero emissions vehicles can be on the road today. There is only down side to driving the truck: errands that would normally take me 20 minutes often end up taking several hours due to the crowds that invariably gather around, wanting to see under the hood and peppering me with enthusiastic questions!"
"Thanks again for your great kit. It sure is impressing everyone who looks at it."
"I just thought that you might like to see a couple of pictures of my 1991 Dakota EV pickup. Thanks for everything."