Articles about EVs
Want a question answered? It probably is already answered in a mailing
list. Searching mailing list archives is a good way to avoid
re-inventing the wheel.
About Hybrids - thanks to Rachel Miller and the kids at the summer Eco-Friendly World 2012 workshop for these links
Plug-in Hybrids - heading for 100+ mpg US
The Most Suitable Batteries for EVs
- Haiyin Battery - Lithium Poly and Lithium Ion
- Trojan Battery Flooded batteries, model T-125 is 6 v 235 AH (150 AH in EV applications), 10-3/8 x 7-1/8 x 11-1/4H, 66 lbs, 3.8 milliohms, Peukerts 1.19.
- US Battery US125 Charts
- Optima Yellow Top - model D34/78, 12v 55AH, 43 lbs, 10 x 6.8 x 7.8H. Also the Optima 31 12v 75 AH, 60 lbs, 12-13/16 x 6-1/2 x 9-3/8H. Both are 2.5 milliohms, Peukerts 1.05, Spiral cell AGM sealed.
- Battery FAQ
- A 52 kWH Ultracapacitor that replaces lead batteries at half the cost and 1/10 the weight?
- EEStor CNN Article Sep 2006
Which fuel/engine alternatives maximize fuel economy and pollute the least?
- Surplus Center
- Raeside Equipment Ltd. - power transmsission hardware - bearings, gears, belts, pulleys, sprockets. 94 Glacier St Coquitlam and other BC locations
EVs and the Government
Kit Cars in Canada - Transport Canada Kit Car Regulations FAQ)
About Air Care and Battery Electric Vehicles
of pure electric conversions quite often complain of being sent
notices that their vehicle's fuel code has been set back to Gas from
Peter Hill, the Manager at Program Policy at Pacific Vehicle Testing
Technologies (an operating subsidiary of TransLink) says there's no
cause for alarm. EV owners will certainly receive a boilerplate letter
from ICBC Vehicle Registration Support about their fuel code getting
set back to Gas. If this is the case, simply give him a call at
435-7664 or contact him at
and he will correct your record. Don't wait until the
though, or it might be more difficult.
is their procedure to weed out keying errors and Air Care
cheaters. Twice a year, for those "E" vehicles licensed on April 30 and
September 30, they automatically generate the letters and wait for
are about 30 "E"s registered each year. Of these, half a dozen
are keying errors by Autoplan agents, and a dozen are people who state
that they are running electric in order to avoid Air Care testing.
There are about 10 or 12 genuine electrics licensed each year, and many
are not insured year-round.
Links to other sites of interest
(Click the logos)
|The National Electric Drag Racing Association
- Our photos from the 1999
Woodburn, Oregon events
from the Summer 2002 Holiday Inn Magazine submitted by member Martin
| Battery University - More than you
really need to know. And an 1929 battery industry publication,
detailing the construction and reconstruction of lead-acid batteries is
now out of copyright and has been converted to HTML. Contact VEVA for a
|Uve'sElectric Vehicle Calculator-
Create and test a virtual EV !
|What are greenhouse gases? Notes from the Suzuki
On December 10, 2002, Prime Minister Jean
Chrétien ratified the Kyoto Protocol. Read about it here
Do you have an electric vehicle and need to make a
longer trip? Batteries low and you need to make that extra trip now?
Can't justify buying, insuring and maintaining a backup gas vehicle?
If you live in Vancouver west of Nanaimo and east of
Dunbar, north of 16th all the way into the West End, try the non-profit
Auto Network with 160 well-maintained vehicles at your
The average member pays $75 a month. EV owners'
probably will pay much less because these will be their auxilliary
Co-operative Auto Network
205 - 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5
phone (604) 685-1393
fax (604) 685-1353