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Old 11-15-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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Another conversion diary. Just started the project.

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Old 11-15-2006, 09:38 PM   #2
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Cool. It seems like alot of people are doing this these days. Hell, if I had the technical know-how and money, I might pick up an older light vehicle like a CRX or a Tercel to convert.
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Are there really only two posts there?
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:41 PM   #4
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Not a whole lot of info on that site.

Apparently this guy has money.

Interesting concept. buy a new car... Strip it of everything..... Put the parts on ebay to make money for the car payment.
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Hello -

Here's a shop doing it in LA :

http://www.leftcoastconversions.com/index.php

http://www.laweekly.com/general/feat...ric-car/13975/

Bring your car (a vintage CRX maybe, woo hoo!?!?!?!) and he can do it, or you can buy a kit for about $17,000 with batteries.

The LA Weekly article is better than the website,

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:46 AM   #6
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Not a whole lot of info on that site.
Nope - he literally just started the project. The first post and only post on his site is dated Nov. 1. I suspect if you go back each week or so we'll see an update. Sort of like the ForkenSwift thread.

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Hell, if I had the technical know-how and money, I might pick up an older light vehicle like a CRX or a Tercel to convert.
Hey, I don't have either the technical know-how OR the money, and it hasn't stopped me

I think they're cool transportation technology, and I can hardly wait to drive the ForkenSwift. But I also know they don't make sense for everyone (with current battery limitations & price issues).
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Here's another conversion of a brand new Echo/Yaris:

This Australian bought his Yaris (a.k.a. Echo in North America & Aus.) new in '04 and documented his conversion.

He even uses renewable electricity, so it's that much more green:

http://www.electric-echo.com/

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Old 11-16-2006, 10:02 AM   #8
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Yeah I've seen that one a while back (when it was in prog.). It's nicely done. I'd like to echo his work on a Yaris or xA.
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Here he's going to drop all of this cash on a new car and use a 192V AGM lead acid pack? 16 Exide Orbitals would get him about 25 miles range to 100% discharge in that car.

Whatever floats his boat, but that money spent on a new car would be better spent on a set of NiCds... A CRX with about 1,000 pounds of NiCds would have little trouble doing 120+ miles range at 60 mph. Although, I can understand AGMs from a performance perspective. He is planning on a 300V Zilla controller, after all. I'd estimate with 3,000 lbs curb weight, 192V of Exide Orbitals, a Zilla 1k controller, and WarP 9" motor, this car will do 0-60 mph in the low to mid 7 seconds area and 1/4 mile in the mid to upper 15s. This doesn't factor in whether the car is front or rear wheel drive. I don't know much about the Yaris. If it's FWD, it may be doing 16s-17s in the 1/4 mile drag race, instead of 15s. Traction is a ***** for FWD EVs.

Here's his austinev.org entry:

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/922
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Another echo/yaris sibling about to go electric:




Documenting the conversion of a Scion Xa gas (ICE) to electric (BEV).
http://www.evconvert.blogspot.com/

(Just started - not much there yet.)
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