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300TDT
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Classic EV?

Post by 300TDT » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:57 pm

I know there was a guy on here that was putting an electric motor into a C123 in Perth a few years ago.
Does anyone know what happened to that?

There are a few companies in UK, USA etc that are putting electric motors into classic cars (VW Kombi, Range Rover, Fiat bambino, BMW 2002, etc).
Is there anything similar here in Aus?
it might be time to consider how to keep our old cars when the world has gone electric...
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Re: EV?

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 1:07 pm

Don't hold your breath.
By the time of electric vehicles we will be long gone.

F.W.I.W. I met a battery company guy a few weeks ago. He was driving a Mercedes Benz C300e - e for electric.
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Re: EV?

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 1:37 pm

There is are a few companies in Perth that sell all the parts to convert just about any vehicle into an EV.

A mate of mine converted a Hilux ute into an EV.
The guy from the shop convinced him to remove his gearbox.
I argued that having a gearbox has so many advantages, mostly the ability to cope with reaction forces and being able to change the speed range.

He went without the gearbox, and it resulted in an extremely fast acceleration and not much of top speed or action radius....

It's fairly easy to power the car with an electric motor, however getting the auxiliaries to work is far harder.
You now have to find an electric driven power steering pump, aircon, vacuum pump and a few more...

Bart
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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
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Re: Classic EV?

Post by 70499 » Wed 24 Jan, 2018 7:25 pm

I noticed on the road today a van with EV car 24/7 Roadside Assist.

So it looks like old and "new" technology all have some similar problems.
Brad.

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