Build Tesla Model s

Build Tesla Model s

MAY 26, 2016

Tesla’s pace of vehicle production has always been intense, but it has long been obvious that we would have to scale up quickly. Last year, we produced more than 22, cars; this year we’re on track to build about 35, . By the end of 2015, we will have increased production by another 50 percent. With Model X on the horizon, Dual Motor Model S now in production, and increasing…

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Insurance for Tesla Model s

Insurance for Tesla Model s

MAY 25, 2016

Are you interested in the Tesla Model S, but leery of its $70, + price tag? The Model S is by no means a budget car, but there are still ways to save money when you purchase one. First, let’s look at the base costs for the eco-friendly vehicle. Purchase price for a Tesla Tesla launched the all-electric Model S in 2012. It’s a hatchback sedan that competes with luxury brands…

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Solar panels to charge electric car

Solar panels to charge electric car

MAY 24, 2016

Solar power has proven itself better for static charging than it has for on-vehicle use, even if Australia s Solar Challenge race has shown solar cars to be possible under certain, very specific conditions. The trouble is, electric cars draw too much power and take up too small an area for solar roofs to charge them as they drive along. There are other possibilities though…

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Tesla electric car battery

Tesla electric car battery

MAY 23, 2016

I recently took a test drive in one of Tesla’s luxurious Model S electric cars and toured its R&D labs, where it’s developing its battery and recharging technology. The experience left me believing that Tesla has an important edge over its competitors in the race to bring electric cars to the masses. Scenic route : A Model S speeds along the coast. Tesla’s Model S is…

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Classic car electric conversion

Classic car electric conversion

MAY 22, 2016

Since the Tesla Roadster went out of production, there really hasn’t been an electric car for people who are more concerned with performance than practicality. Sure, the Model S is fast, but it’s a midsize luxury sedan. What if you still want your electric car to be a sports car? That’s where EV West comes in. This California company specializes in electric-car parts and it’s…

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Best electric car conversion kit

Best electric car conversion kit

MAY 21, 2016

In part 2 of my interview with Brian Seymour from HPEVS, we talk about what size electric vehicle motor will best match your car, NEV, or golf cart . Then we talk about system voltage (these AC-50 motors are producing snappy acceleration in a light car at 120 volts!), twinning your motors, and automatic vs. standard transmissions in your electric car conversions. Just as…

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Precision Electric Motor Sales

Precision Electric Motor Sales

MAY 20, 2016

The DOMINATOR AC Variable Speed Motor Superior cooling system, utilizing the AmeriMex “ELIMINATOR” Stainless Steel Blower Center Mounted Stainless Steel Junction Box, allows cable entry from both left and right sides and provides connection points for the Lockout Switch, Pressure Switch and RTD’s. The Junction Box is rated IP56 The “DOMINATOR” shaft and mounting dimensions…

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