Plug & Play Ozdiy Electric Ute Conversions

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 12 May 2024 13:39:49 +0000

After hearing Jo’s story about the restoration and conversion of Peppermint Pattie, I thought I would check in with Graeme Manietta at OZDIY to see what he is up to these days. He tells me that OZDIY is currently designing solutions for battery pack upgrades for the Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan … [continued]

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Peppermint Pattie Conversion — Powered by OZDIY

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Thu, 09 May 2024 12:34:52 +0000

Converting a classic petrol-powered car to electric is a time consuming and expensive business. CleanTechnica has published many articles about the practice. Here’s a recent one about a Mazda Bongo van conversion. Some begin the process and never finish. Peppermint Pattie is a love story, true romance told in the … [continued]

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Maggie The Electric VW Camper — What Makes Her Tick

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2023 14:45:05 +0000

Remember the awesome electric VW camper from eDub services I wrote about a while back? What actually makes her tick, or tock, or whizz, or buzz? Well, what she certainly doesn’t do is chug, or splurt, or cough and splutter. Maggie is 100% electric, and has left the old world she was born into. Just […]

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Behold, The Cleanest EVs On The Road. Why Aren’t Banks Jumping On This?

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 14 May 2023 03:41:00 +0000

In a previous article series, I compared the lifetime emissions of various real EVs and PHEVs on the road, as well as several hypothetical EVs. I even compared power sources (renewables vs. dirtier grids) to see how that all stacks up. I’m not going to go through the methodology and assumptions involved, as I previously […]

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One Big Thing I Learned About The Industry By Helping Start An EV Conversion Business

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 01 May 2023 03:17:20 +0000

A few months ago, I got a surprising phone call from my dad and brother. As I’ve said here before, I grew up in a transmission shop, and I’ve had several other family members growing up who worked in the automotive industry, but most of what I grew up with were ICE (internal combustion engine) […]

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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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Will The Retrofit EV Conversion Industry All End In Tears?

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2023 15:24:41 +0000

From Ewan McGregor to Harry & Meghan, classic cars converted to electric are becoming all the rage. And why not? So many vintage vehicles are beautiful but unreliable. Remove a smelly, expensive engine and replace it with a smooth electric motor and battery pack. You give the car another 50 years of life, what’s not […]

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8 Things To Know About Electric School Bus Repowers

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 03:09:17 +0000

Repowering existing school buses with a new electric drivetrain shows promise to provide school bus operators with a lower cost and more sustainable vehicle compared to buying a brand-new electric school bus. An electric repower — sometimes referred to as an electric conversion or retrofit — involves the removal of a vehicle’s internal combustion engine […]

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Want An Electric Car? Do It Yourself

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 08:00:40 +0000

Australian culture encourages the vision of the bronzed, sporty Aussie male who can fix anything, build anything, without instructions, and while drinking a beer. Do It Yourself! I’m afraid I don’t really fit that mould, and most Australians don’t. It is a myth perpetuated by self-serving advertisers. So, it was odd to find myself in […]

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