Universal Electric Cars & Vans - the Implications

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Re: Universal Electric Cars & Vans - the Implications

#21  Postby Alan B » Aug 20, 2018 2:41 pm

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Re: Universal Electric Cars & Vans - the Implications

#22  Postby Macdoc » Nov 09, 2018 8:05 pm


China bans all ICE vehicles by 2030 .....Norway by 2025 !!!!!

ChargePoint, which operates one of the world’s largest charging station grids for electric vehicles, expects to split a major expansion plan equally between Europe and its home market the United States, its chief executive said.

The company said in September it was aiming for 2.5 million charging points globally by 2025

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Re: Universal Electric Cars & Vans - the Implications

#23  Postby The_Metatron » Jul 03, 2019 7:24 pm

This means the hardware I will probably want to electrify my service van will become readily available. It’s curb weight is 6200 pounds. I bet at least 2000 pounds come off when I remove the engine, transmission, cooling system, and fuel tank. I have a two ton problem.

How far, how fast? 20 mile (32 km) maximum radius. Most trips are less than 5 km. 55 mph (90 km/h) would be nice, but I could certainly live with 45 mph (70 km/h). Though again, the maximum speed for most trips would be under 60 km/h, and not for the entire trip.

I’m leaning towards a three motor configuration. One to drive the rear axle, and one for each of the front wheels. I don’t need four wheel drive, that’s just a side effect. Whatever my total power requirements (P) are, I think it will be easier (and probably cheaper) to split that total needed between the two front drive motors (P/4) and rear drives (P/2) with smaller motors. One big motor of power output P might be too hard to get.

I’ll have the volume of space formerly occupied by engine/fuel tank/other stuff available for battery storage. Little concerned about how to power the steering and braking systems.

A lot of problems to solve. But, I have the luxury of time.
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Re: Universal Electric Cars & Vans - the Implications

#24  Postby felltoearth » Jul 03, 2019 10:37 pm

The hurdle my friend had when he converted his Triumph Spitfire was registration and insurance. It took forever to convince the province to plate it as a roadworthy electric car and then get insurance for it.
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