Electric Cars Blog

If you've never seen an electric car before...relax, no problem! You can start from zero and be up to 60 mph by the end of the page. Real easy. Welcome to my blog!

Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

Left golf cart over winter inside heated area. Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack charge

Continue reading "Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries"

Permanent Magnet Motors: Something Old, Something New

Now that Tesla has released their Model 3 with permanent magnet motors instead of their usual induction motors, you might be wondering “why?”

Continue reading "Permanent Magnet Motors: Something Old, Something New"

Vanagon Syncro EV Conversion

I have an ‘87 VW Vanagon Syncro. I’ve done three petrol engine swaps and am ready to try electric. A Syncro is AWD and has rear engine space available

Continue reading "Vanagon Syncro EV Conversion"

Wheel Hub Motors

Do you think wheel hub motors will be available for the DIY market and if so, how soon? Hi, Scott - It looks like in-wheel motors might be coming!

Continue reading "Wheel Hub Motors"

Does Under-Voltage Matter to a Golf Cart?

Will a 48 volt cart run or even move with only 36 volts? I'm using three 12v batteries. I guess I could come up with another but I would like to see

Continue reading "Does Under-Voltage Matter to a Golf Cart?"

Which Motor Needed for this Chevy Suburban EV Conversion?

I am interested in converting a 1990 Chevy Scottsdale Suburban to electric. What type of electric motor or motors or in wheel motors would I want to use?

Continue reading "Which Motor Needed for this Chevy Suburban EV Conversion?"

HHO Booster: A DIY Fuel Cell Conversion?

The makers of these devices are claiming it will increase your gas mileage to 100 mpg or more. How cool is that? (It's not.)

Continue reading "HHO Booster: A DIY Fuel Cell Conversion?"

A/C for a VW conversion

I intend converting a VW sedan to electric, but live in a hot climate. Is it possible/practical to have A/C. Also how much will the range be reduced

Continue reading "A/C for a VW conversion"

Building a Electric Land Rover

I'm looking to build a EV Land Rover using a 90 kw motor. It is my first time doing this and I'm doing it as a personal project. I would like some advice

Continue reading "Building a Electric Land Rover"

Is there a list of EV conversion shops?

As exciting as a DIY electric conversion sounds, many people don't have the time, skills, and/or inclination to convert a vehicle themselves. On your main

Continue reading "Is there a list of EV conversion shops?"