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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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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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Peter's Solar Electric Van II · 28 February 06

Peter's new AC motor

We covered Peter’s cool electric van last October: the latest lithium batteries, homemade battery management system, solar panels, and even a wind generator for those times when he’s parked in a windy spot.

What more could he want?

How about an AC drive system?

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Electronics for Dogs V · 17 October 05

Electronics For Dogs Part V

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Electronics for Dogs IV · 13 October 05

Electronics for Dogs Part IV

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Electronics for Dogs III · 11 October 05

Electronics for Dogs Part III

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Electronics for Dogs II · 10 October 05

EFD II Promo

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