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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!

James and the EV, III

…Shocking isn’t it? James sent along a couple folders of EV images and … and you read it here first folks. It looks like James has been very busy fitting in the batteries. As a … were (12v?) but these are larger and required James to do some creative metal and fiberglass work to … one with the supplier and they all look good now. James got to make up new battery cables for everything. … frames made from rolled iron corner channel. James also plans to put a plexiglas lid over the …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/james-the-ev-iii · 12/09/2005

James May's Metro EV

…A month ago I got an email from James May. James lives in Coventry, England and was getting ready … EV needed a new set of batteries and according to James the supplier wanted to fit the EV up with … batteries. (click thumbnails for larger images) James said that he’s investigating a replacement … on a Sunday afternoon drive. Best of luck to James with his new EV. Hopefully he’ll be …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/james-mays-metro-ev · 11/11/2005

James' EV part II

…Meet James May. You ever have one of those weeks where your … if maybe it’s better that way? I email James to get picture of him and the car. Me and my … typos. Here’s James and his cat. Hey, it’s a nice looking cat. … James was good enough to send over a pile of new pics … first entry, is actually a custom rev limiter. James says, “It has a couple of ICs and some …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/james-ev-part-ii · 11/17/2005

Links 01/22/06

…battery advances (PDF file) [link from James] …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/links-012206 · 01/22/2006

James and the EV, IV

…Time for an update on James May’s EV. Last time I posted he was on the … was still alive. Thanks for leaving us hanging, James! Still, the comments didn’t let us know how … let’s go over the last batch of photos James sent along. The first photo up top (click for … a steady hand at welding. Nice work! According to James he picked up a little MIG welder when he was 16 … weeded through a number of blurry photos from James I’m thinking he should apply his welding …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/james-and-the-ev-iv · 01/15/2006

Bob's EV

…his Dad’s story. We exchanged emails and James sent a couple photos for our viewing pleasure. … is the main “engine” compartment. James thinks that the electric motor is a GE but no … like a couple wire wound power resistors. His son James says that it originally had twelve, twelve volt … details be sure to read the article. Thanks to James and Bob for a glimpse back into a really early … EV! p.s. if you come across a schematic, James, we’d love to see it. UPDATE 5/1/06: Jim …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/bobs-ev · 05/01/2006

Links 04/17/07

…Hey, James, says here that everyone in the UK is eligible to …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/links-041707 · 04/17/2007


…all of this from over 6,000 miles of EV driving. James’ EV James has his EV on the road and has … to freewheel very well. All of the pages covering James’ EV so far: Metro EV Part I Metro EV Part …
http://www.evconvert.com/article/wazzup · 02/12/2006