Been off the air for a while, not only with other work but dealing with the death of another loved one. Blech, life, well it leads to death, at least I’ve got an electric car to boast about even if in these rapidly-changing times my car is rapidly becoming somewhat of a Model-T, but heck, I love driving it and being electric it’s been the most reliable car I have ever owned (putting aside some dodgy components from a certain supplier in Melbourne).
However, since things change fast yet probably more slowly for me these days, better, new, newsy stuff that’s real news; that’s news-worthy stuff, can be found elsewhere (excuse the alliteration).
As other things have my attention these days, not just working hard in another R&D firm (a nice bunch of people; we put the oomph into your cell phone), but other issues, please feel free to drop by this site on occasion just in case I do have something useful to say.
However, if you want more recent news on electric car happenings, you could always visit the AEVA site or go to this link, Green Car Reports which has more tantalizing stuff that’s up-to-date. Sure I may post something quirky like some new developing battery technology or some lateral tech I see that can have an application for four-wheeled momentum that others may not see (yet); so I’ll leave it at that.
I must say that while a lot of new electric vehicles are coming out, in many countries you can only lease them, few can be purchased outright (and I hope this changes soon once standards and other issues are resolved) and also, they’re still goddamn expensive. For this reason (and the fact that tinkering is good) I still encourage you to convert your own beast. You get what you want, not what someone else dictates, and it’s yours.
Again, if you want to convert your vehicle, here’s the best advice one can find out there for the home builder, http://tinyurl.com/4qdcwja. And as I have said many times during the building of my car, it’s not as complicated as the auto makers want you to think.
If you want a decent conversion guide, that link is the one to visit. Others have failed in delivery of some content or other, or blatantly plagiarized other people’s research into EVs (including some well-known commercial establishments we won’t name here) or are just plain selling you sophistry and BS.
Have fun, always tinker and build a better world,