From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Why A Chevy Volt ISN’T for him.

March 31, 2010

Recently, a friend of mine from the eastern part of the United States had a chance to test drive a Chevy Volt, along with some other members of his local EV Club. As part of a brief post to an e-mailing list, he just mentioned at the end that he didn’t see a Chevy Volt [...]

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Nissan Leaf – 25 Grand!

March 30, 2010

The official news today is that the Nissan Leaf is going to cost just over $25,000, once the U.S. federal tax credit of  $7,500 is figured in. Wow! It’s actually in the range of a “normal car”! If you already got on the “interest” list with Nissan, you will be able to get on the [...]

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A Tale of Two Flywheels

March 22, 2010

The second and third Sundays of the month are usually “EV Build Days” – but the friend who usually hosts them was out of town. Instead, I invited EV club members over to my house to help figure out the next steps in the “MerChevy” diesel truck conversion. Rich was the first to show up, [...]

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Chris’ Open ReVolt motor test

March 21, 2010

Chris has been real busy the last few days finishing off his ReVolt Open Source EV Motor Controller. He had a few concerns about hooking everything up right and trying it out. I suggested he simply hook it up to any small motor to play with it and make sure all works as advertised. Sure [...]

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Open ReVolt – Another controller completed!

March 20, 2010

A while back, by friend Chris from our local EV Club started converting a motorcycle to electric. When it came time to find a controller, he wanted one that was good, fast, and cheap. Rather than settle for the usual two-out-of-three, he instead decided to build an Open ReVolt Controller. At about the same time [...]

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