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Welcome to the Electric Car Weblog. In addition to links, news, and tips about electric cars and other forms of alternative transportation we are publishing an on-line diary of our current EV project. Started in August 2005 the chronicle follows the conversion of a gas powered Ford Probe into an Electric Car.

You will find articles organized by categories, along with recent comments, along the right hand column of the website. If you are just getting started with the idea of converting a gas car to electric be sure to check out Your First Electric Car .

Welcome and enjoy!

Baby Steps · 29 July 07

Baby Zane

I realized the other day that if gas prices keep going up there’s going to be a big shake-up in the baby raising “industry.” Pretty much everyone I’ve talked to, including my Mom, says that they took their baby for long drives whenever it was colicky. What to do when gas prices go north of three bucks a gallon? Long walks? Simulated cars (think rumble seat on a treadmill)? Fewer babies?

“Our baby is only getting 18mpg!”

Maybe continue the car ride therapy using smaller, more efficient automobiles? I imagine a baby would snooze just as well in an electric car as in any other; there’s still road and tire noise, potholes, and jostling. And it’s not like you need hundreds of miles of range to put a baby to sleep.


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Doug's PakTrakr with Zaurus · 4 July 07

eGhia Zauras close-up

Back in May we featured some Electric Vehicle Links to the new PakTrakr and to Doug’s Karmann Ghia conversion site. As coincidence would have it Doug wrote back recently that he’d gone ahead and purchased a PakTrakr for his Ghia EV.

Not only that, but he got out his old Sharp Zaurus, dusted off his programming tools (well, I don’t know if they were really all that dusty, just trying for a poetic effect here), and set to work on making a cool display for all of that lovely PakTrakr data.

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Ray's EV Motorcycle Schematic · 19 June 07

Ray's EV Motorcycle schematic

Ray passed along a schematic for his EV bike a while back and it has been rotting in my in-box ever since. Sorry about that Ray.

Also mildewing in the in-box is a newer shot of the bike assembly.

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Baby Zane · 21 May 07

Zane, three days old

I’d like to introduce the newest member of our family, Zane. Zane popped into the world last Tuesday the 15th just after 5pm. He’s a healthy, happy little fella.

In EV news (yeah, sorry for the lack of updates: see first paragraph) our EV friend from Italy, Pietro Cambi, was featured in the countries largest newspaper. Here is the article (in Italian).

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LED Bargraph battery monitor - part 1 · 18 May 07

Melted Battery Terminal

Hello everybody,

About 6 months ago I wrote an article here . The idea was that I would be able to avoid my nemesis, unequalised batteries , and have early warning of bad connections like the one which caused this terminal failure in my car.


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