[Oeva-list] (no subject)

Jason Gingerich jason at jnwg.net
Wed Jul 13 16:01:44 PDT 2005

Thanks for your email. As you may have seen from the previous responses, 
you're not alone in recommending caution. I think I'll have to wait for 
technology to improve, or until I would move to town. Regards,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ralph Merwin" <rmerwin at aracnet.com>
To: <jason at jnwg.net>
Cc: <oeva-list at oeva.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] (no subject)

> Jason,
> A vehicle with a 70 mile is a big project.  You either need lots of
> batteries or high-tech batteries (spelled with lots of $$$).  The
> high-tech batteries can give you more range, but they are much more
> difficult to work with.
> One option you might consider is a truck like this one:
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/037.html
> It was converted by Dick Finley (RIP) and John Wayland here in Portland.
> The truck now lives on the east coast somewhere.  It has about a 100 mile
> range and uses fairly common components.  You could use a PFC charger from
> Manzanita Micro to get better recharge times.
> Look at the other vehicles on the EV Album.  Porsche 914s make good
> conversions and can carry a lot of weight.
> You can get conversion kits for 914s and for VW Rabbits from
> http://www.electroauto.com/ and you can kits for Geo Metros and Chevy
> S10s from http://www.canev.com/
> Or as Chris pointed out, try to find a suitable EV that you can use
> and learn from.
> Ralph
> Jason Gingerich writes:
>> Thanks for the helpful insights and experiences, Chris and Steve. Also =
>> for answering my ignorant questions. Living 7 miles from Canby (and =
>> farther from anyplace else, and without a dot-com nestegg), it doesn't =
>> make sense to invest that much in a car that has to stay within 10-12 =
>> miles from home in order to make it back without charging/towing.=20
>> I find it interesting that the "Convert it" book, published in the early 
>> =
>> 90s, describes the same kind of range, plus promised technological =
>> advancements for the future, but it doesn't sound like there have been =
>> very many in pure EVs--at least on the key factor of range. Hybrids have 
>> =
>> certainly come a long ways. So, Steve did, it may be time to consider a =
>> waste-oil burner to lessen the amount of petroleum in my life. That or =
>> move to town!
>> Meanwhile, I'll keep an eye open for new developments. Thanks again.
>> Jason

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