02.23.11

Weekly Journal

Posted in Batteries, Heater, High Voltage System, Paint at 3:09 pm by Administrator

I have decided to keep my blog going and write something at least once per week. EV1E is still on blocks but I am getting closer to a solution for my distance problem with each passing day. I am researching the “Bedini” circuit in conjunction with a generator/motor to extend my range. Today I purchased a Chevy Luv conversion and solar panel array to charge it. I will be picking it up in Mar and will post pictures. It’s “frickin cold” in my shop so I will have to wait until it thaws out a little to do any wrench turning but the research continues. EV1E needs another coat of paint and I have to block sand her. I have chanc\ged my mind on the heater design. I am still going to use the ceramic elements but I am going to use 144V DC to power them.
I will be replacing the wood battery boxes with Aluminum ones and I am still looking for the passenger side window. Does anyone out there know where I can get one? I have an extra windshield I can trade.
Keep On Pluggin

11.14.10

Now We’re Getting There!

Posted in Batteries, Body and Fender, Paint at 2:11 pm by Administrator


This is a photo of EV1E in my garage. I am getting her ready for the next coat of paint. I have been saving up for Lithium batteries and should have enough to purchase them in the next few months. I have decided to use Aluminum Battery boxes when I install them. I am following Jack Rickard’s example. www.evtv.me
I will be working on the interior and continuing with proof positive that electric vehicles are the way to go. See you next time.

11.01.10

EV1E Goes Green

Posted in Body and Fender, Paint at 9:05 am by Administrator


Yesterday we started painting EV1E. When I went in to look at colors this one jumped out at me. She is definitely a green car now. Does anyone know where there is a big Hot Wheels Track?

05.29.10

EV1E’s Home

Posted in Body and Fender, Paint, Road Test at 11:54 am by Administrator

This is great! I drove her home, drove her to the store, drove her to band practice and didn’t use one drop of gasoline. She is really starting to look like a real car. Check out the photos…

05.21.10

Ghost EV1E

Posted in Body and Fender, Design, Paint at 4:58 pm by Administrator

EV1E looks marvelous! She is in her ghost state and is awaiting the glass guy. Wed I will pick her up for testing. Enjoy the pics