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by Peter Eggleston
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Electric Car For Audio Recording
Replies: 8
Views: 6904

Yes, my truck sounds like a jet engine too, when accelerating hard, and more like a tube train when cruising. I think it would make a good recording, but I live in Northumberland.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sat May 16, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buy an EV bike and convert onto a car or buy piecemeal?
Replies: 7
Views: 6124

I overtook a Ferrari in my milk float the other day. I was doing 35 mph in a 30 mph zone, but it was good fun.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Convincing work to allow me to charge
Replies: 16
Views: 11135

Have you ever tested a Baby Belling electric cooker? If you have you will know why I ask. If not, I will explain.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: State of BVS
Replies: 31
Views: 20502

If you really believe in ev's and their promotion then I think that you should be faithful to the BVS, since at the moment it is all we have got. Remember that it is a purely voluntary organisation and any member can work to improve it or voice their opinion on how to improve it or in what direction...
by Peter Eggleston
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Electric vehicles on Top Gear next weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 17366

I have been driving my electric truck for 6 years now and it has never broken down. I am sure that if I drove it the way Clarkson does, then it would break quite easily and quickley. When I was a lad I had a beetle which was supposed to have a maximum speed of 60 mph. I got it up to 80 mph down the ...
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse trike, need advice for motor, batteries and controll
Replies: 25
Views: 18243

It looks like you have used the same motor as I have used in my trike Evan, but mine is a shaft drive. It could be interestng to compare performance at some point in the future.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: My Fiesta EV was stolen for use as a getaway car !
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

There are several cases of milk floats being stolen.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Electric Vehicles and the Law...
Replies: 20
Views: 22540

The weight limit for exempt commercial electrics is not 1250 kgs. Berlingos are exempt and weigh about 1500 kgs and milk floats are about 2000 kgs unlaiden.
Peter
by Peter Eggleston
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lithium vs lead batteries
Replies: 19
Views: 14590

I love my lead batteries. They cost me £220 for a 120 volt, 200 amp/hr pack five years ago and are still going strong. They give me a range of 30 miles and I use them every day. If you do not require a long range or you also run an internal combustion car, then financially it probably is not wort...
by Peter Eggleston
Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: EV managment module
Replies: 37
Views: 26397

I built my variac/ bridge rectifier charger based on the discription and diagram in Bob Brants book. I have an iscolation switch and a fuse on the output and an ammeter and voltmeter to monitor charging and I operate it using a timer.
Peter

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