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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Mer-Chevy Flywheel arrives!

March 18, 2010

My Flywheel arrived. It does NOT look like what I expected. Of course the first thing to do was for me to freak out, as it has been a pain in the butt to find this unusual flywheel, I got it sight unseen, and I had to rely on the kindness of both friends and […]

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Cougar Controller works – now meows…

March 7, 2010

Finally got the Cougar controller back up and running!!! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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