Do It In The Dirt — Electric Dirt Bikes Rock

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2023 22:13:28 +0000

A visit to Francisco Shi’s workshop is always an education. This afternoon he wanted to show me his new electric dirt bike as well as update me on his Pajero conversion project. He had just got back from a ride; the bike was dirty and being charged. He tells me it was a risky buy. […]

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Janus Converts Cement Truck

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 04:59:40 +0000

The last time I spoke with Lex Forsyth of Janus Trucks, he spoke glowingly of an ever expanding backlog of trucks lining up for conversions from diesel to electric. Now, Cement Australia has just delivered its first load in New South Wales with an electric Janus JE410, the latest addition to its fleet. “The Janus […]

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Maggie — The Tesla-Powered Camper Van

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:30:45 +0000

You may remember the series of how the first electric VW camper van from eDub Services came to be. It was not an easy task, but like with all new endeavors, it takes practice to get better. Meet Maggie, the Tesla powered Classic Camper Van of your dreams, which you can actually rent, in the […]

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Converting This 1977 Porsche 911 To Electric Yields 600 BHP From Tesla Motor

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 20:35:41 +0000

“The drive unit was put on a dyno and got to 600 BHP, then it overheated the dyno!” Well, then it’s probably powerful enough. Kit Lacey of eDub Services in the UK is proud of his work converting an iconic 1977 Porsche 911. Some will call it sacrilege, but hey, the customer sold the original […]

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Electrified ’60s Era VW Bus Traces Steps of 1st Cross-Country Road Trip

Credit to Author: Stuart Ungar| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 22:39:13 +0000

For Jack Smith, the “A” in DNA seems to stand for adventure. Smith skateboarded across America with a couple of his friends in 1976. Yes, across America. He did this a few more times before deciding he wanted to go it alone, and in 2019 he completed the first cross-country road trip on an electric […]

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Girls Go Electric — The QUTE Project

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 05 May 2022 14:57:07 +0000

Ninety-year-old Queenwood School is not what you would expect from a girls school on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia. The school has an active STEM program (Science Technology Engineering and Maths), called Advanced Technologies and Engineering (ATE). With enthusiastic support from the principal, Queenwood is involved with solar racing, LEGO robotics, and Arduino coding, […]

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Do-It-Yourself Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:13 +0000

“I love Teslas,” says Graeme, owner of Oz-DIY Electric Vehicles, “they make great spare parts!” Graeme knows a lot about cars, both fossil fueled cars (ICE cars) and EV. He was the chairman of Australian Electric Vehicles Association Queensland for 7 years. Wandering around his workshop, I see a multitude of cars in various stages […]

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To Retrofit or Not to Retrofit?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 20:55:18 +0000

As electric vehicles come down in price, the question must be asked: Do I retrofit my beloved petrol car or do I buy a new EV. To retrofit or not to retrofit? In Europe and China, electric vehicles are being produced that achieve price parity and below with existing petrol models, and yet businesses that […]

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Every Automaker Should Develop Conversion Kits For Their Gas Vehicles

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:00:48 +0000

Just recently we learned Volkswagen is going to sell an electric vehicle (EV) retrofit kit for its classic Beetle. Many CleanTechnica articles are about the transition of the world’s driving fleet to EVs, the expectation that sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will eventually be supplanted by EVs, and a broad forecast that fleet turnover will take approximately 15 years once ICE vehicle sales cease until the world reaches 100% electric power in this sector

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