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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's Citicar Project · 30 March 06

Jerry's Citicar

No, I’m not starting a third EV project…this is the other Jerry…well, one of them. ’:^)

This is Jerry “Humanfuse” Schneider’s Electric Vehicle. It’s a Citicar, which, according to some accounts, was the most popular EV ever produced.

Read on to find out what Jerry has in store for his Citicar, along with a few pictures.

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Larry's EV II · 24 March 06

No-Gas 2

One of the more active posts on the website is Larry’s Metro EV. Over forty comments so far.

Dr. Larry has been working on the battery layout to achieve a better balance of weight between the front and the back. As part of the process he was kind enough to send an update along with a few pictures.

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Not an EV · 21 March 06

Forklift Thumb

First off Darin asked that I add the disclaimer that he is NOT making an EV (yet).

Just because him and his buddy bought a used forklift (EV parts) and had it shipped, at some expense, to their house doesn’t mean they are making an EV (yet).

Sure, Darin has been asking questions on the EVList about turning the parts from a forklift into an EV, but that doesn’t mean he’s making an EV (yet).

Now that the disclaimers are out of the way let’s see what Darin is up to…

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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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Wazzup? · 12 February 06

Super Ears

I’m still digging out from being away on vacation and also having a grand time with the new cold my nephews and niece shared while I was visiting. ”:^)

Before leaving on vacation I stopped at the local parts shop and picked up a new master cylinder and a set of replacement disk brake pads and drum shoes. Soon as my cold goes away and the garage warms up a bit I’ll be out there plunking away on the brakes. Not very exciting, so probably no pictures.

The mailbox has been filling up so I thought now is a good time to post updates on some of the other EV projects we’ve been following.

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Motorheads! · 18 January 06

Motorheads Unite!

I get a regular flow of email from this site and the first conversion diary. Much of it consists of folks who are thinking about maybe trying out an EV conversion, but just aren’t sure.

Sometimes it’s an email from someone who already has or is in the middle of their conversion. Being a bit of a gear-head it’s always interesting to hear about other people’s projects, to see how they solve some of the same problems and to learn from their unique ideas.

Orlen sent along an email with a couple pictures of his current conversion project. I don’t have all of the details yet, but from what I understand he’s working on a ‘91 Aerostar extended body van conversion.


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Surprise! · 17 January 06

What is it??

I was out in the new garage installing a garage door opener when a horn sounded outside. Hmm, wonder who that could be?

Turns out it was my friend Brian and his brother, along with:

(said in your best game show host voice…)

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James and the EV, IV · 15 January 06

Brace Welding

Time for an update on James May’s EV. Last time I posted he was on the brink of his first test run and then…silence.

Uncomfortable silence…

And then he started posting in the comments section on the site, so we knew that he was still alive. Thanks for leaving us hanging, James!

Still, the comments didn’t let us know how alive the EV was.

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