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by Peter Eggleston
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Which green eletricity supplier and can we trust them
Replies: 7
Views: 13319

I buy my electricity from Scottish Power. Most of their electricity is produced from hydro and wind with the shortfall made up from Scottish nuclear. I therefore know that I am paying for mostly green energy. The actual electricity in my wires may have been produced by a different process and a diff...
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Social event in't north
Replies: 34
Views: 28600

Hi My trike is 2 wheels forward like a hammer head shark rather than tadpole. The motor is a 6.7" Advanced DC rated at 48 volts and 6 HP. What happened was I could not resist buying this new motor worth £400 off ebay for £87. It is not quite big enough for an electric car, so I designed t...
by Peter Eggleston
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Social event in't north
Replies: 34
Views: 28600

My trike is electric too, but still under construction. I would piggieback it to any meet at the moment.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Social event in't north
Replies: 34
Views: 28600

If you could make it the Corbridge steam engine rally I would be able to drive my electric truck and my trike to it.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VERY disturbing petition.
Replies: 8
Views: 5270

Bio diesel

If anyone saw the item on ITV news last night about destroying the rain forests in Indonesia to produce bio diesel, they will realise that bio diesel is not the panacea that many would have us believe.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Fri Nov 30, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EV-Album. Add your vehicles to it!
Replies: 7
Views: 5439

My Electrocute is there.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrocute
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Electrocute

Cheeky Chris, I could always get 25 mph. I have not measured the acceleration but it is quite brisk. It pulls a maximum of about 300 amps. My controller is limited to 400 amps I believe and I have a 350 amp main fuse which has never blown. I can do 30 mph up hill but at 50 mph everything shakes like...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Electrocute
Replies: 7
Views: 5018

Electrocute

I have just updated the specifications of my truck on http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/488 if anyone is interested.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Modifying my bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 20615

Controllers

Whether you use batteries, capacitors or plug your ev into the mains with a very long extension lead (electric train perhaps) you are going to need a controller. It is what switches your motor on and off and allows it to accelerate or slow down. In its simplest form a controller may just be an on/of...
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Citroen Berlingo Electrique or other PSA vehicles
Topic: Extending range with additional batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Battery trailer

It would be far more efficient if you could just unplug your Berlingo batteries when low and plug in your trailer. I don't know how easy this would be to do on a Berlingo, but it would be easy on my truck.
Peter

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