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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!
  -Jerry

Improving Lithium batteries by 10x · 16 November 11

Extreme Tech has an interesting article about research done at Northwestern University using Graphene to improve upon Lithium batteries.

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Tesla S Alpha · 21 March 11

GigaOm has a short photo feature on Tesla’s newest electric car, Inside Tesla‚Äôs Model S Alpha Workshop. The next Tesla model shoots to have as much as 300 mile of range.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the new model, along with what’s NOT included.

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Your First Electric Car · 8 June 08

Leno in Baker Electric

As the price of gas soars so to does the number of folks visiting this web site. Perhaps you searched the web for electric car (EV) information and ended up here? Or maybe you’ve been checking in for years, the idea of a conversion tickling at the back of your brain. However you found us, welcome!

There’s a lot of information on this web site and not all of it is organized with the first time converter in mind. This article is meant to try and help organize the information you need along with providing a few pointers in getting started.

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Joe's 280Z EV · 12 January 07

Controller and Electronics front view


Sitting in my overflowed mail queue from this summer and fall (resend emails if I haven’t answered yet) was a few nice in-progress shots of Joe Porcelli’s 280Z electric conversion.


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Separated at Birth · 31 May 06

Separated at birth?

Over the weekend I tore the rest of the fiberglass and odd parts off of Atom and took a few pictures for posterity.

I was cruising the internet the other day and ran across a cool video and pictures of a little sports car. On further consideration, and with my eyes crossed just so, I thought maybe this was what Atom was originally intended to be?

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Eve, the video · 15 May 06

Eve, the video

It was a weekend of non-stop rain here in New Hampshire, with over three inches falling Saturday and Sunday (southern parts of the state had up to 15”!). Thought about trying to make it to the Tour de Sol but the rainy weather and desire to get some more work done on Eve won over.

I borrowed a camera from work and shot a little (well, 4.8MB) movie of this weekend’s action.

Enjoy!

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EVAlbum · 2 May 06

For the past few months (it’s all a blur!) we’ve been spending some free evenings and weekends working on an important EV project. Not making an EV this time, but creating a tool for all of the folks who have made or are thinking of making their own electric car, bike, scooter, boat, lawnmower, tractor, and, hey, maybe even an electric airplane.

It’s the new EVAlbum:

EV Album

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