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by jonathan jewkes
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Hybrid battery packs
Replies: 2
Views: 3925

Very interested in your experiment. I have been thinking of a similar arrangement for some time, but never got around to actually doing anything, except for having brief chats with a couple of other BVS members. Frank's recent comment in Plugged-In put a damper on the idea - I'm sorry that he didn't...
by jonathan jewkes
Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Clutch - leave in or not?
Replies: 39
Views: 8774

I have experienced both, and I think it is good to keep the clutch. Of course you only have to use it when changing gear on the move, not when starting or stopping. I had a Rover Metro EV conversion which had no clutch. Like you I needed to change up from 2nd to 3rd when going much above 30mph. That...
by jonathan jewkes
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The latest on my quest for an EV
Replies: 20
Views: 15902

Dear mas AVT is essentially a one-man operation run by Rober Fowler who is an EV enthusiast and who has converted several different standard production cars to EV. I am sure that he would quote you for any level of sophistication of conversion that you want / are willing to pay for. Of course, havin...
by jonathan jewkes
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: UK Thunder Sky Bulk Purchase Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 43216

If the price is as you expect then I would like 30 x 100 Ah LCP cells
Jonathan
by jonathan jewkes
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: To rent or not to rent...
Replies: 50
Views: 37497

OOPS - I voted for option 1 when I really meant option 4. Though I'm not quite sure of the difference - I suppose that in the option 1 scenario it is only possible to replace the batteries with the same type that were originally supplied with the vehicle, whereas in option 4 you do a DIY retrofit of...
by jonathan jewkes
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: To rent or not to rent...
Replies: 50
Views: 37497

The choice depends on how much of a geek you are. Any company offering a leasing contract will have to factor in the cost of batteries being killed off by abuse by uneducated drivers (probably unfair to call them ignorant). So if you have any understanding of how to be kind to batteries you would be...
by jonathan jewkes
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm not sure I understand Battery powered cars
Replies: 17
Views: 11913

I think that in the UK a heater is essential to keep the windscreen demisted. I am on my second EV - each has had a different type. My metro conversion used a Propex heater running on butane gas and producing warm air which was ducted into the original ventilation intake. It was only modestly effect...

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