Michael Ernhard, creator of the Tesla EV sports car spoke at the Marin
County Fair in July 2008, he made a lot of sense. . As a result I
became interested in the Electric Vehicle field, and took Santa Rosa
Junior College's first ever course in Electric Vehicle (EV) Conversion
(see blog under).
LOCAL ELECTRIC NEWS
July 1st - 5th, 2009, San Rafael Marin Fair: Peter Oliver of Make Mine Electric of Sebastapol, CA, and teacher of a course in vehicle electrification at Santa Rosa Junior College, showed off his electric 1956 Porche 356C replica along side a Tesla presented by Tesla Motors, an electric 1965 Daytona Coupe replicar by new comer Electric Marin Wheels [gone 7/6/17] of San Anselmo, two Tangos presented by Commuter Cars Corporation of Spokane WA, one Ebox by AC Propulsion of San Dimas, CA, an electrified 1992 Mazda Miata, a conversion by EV Miata [gone 7/6/17], and a few other exihibitors.
ABC's local affiliate KGO TV, San Francisco did a spot on the exhibitors with Peter Oliver and the Blue Sky Center getting special attention.
ELECTRIC CAR CONVERSION LINKS:
http://evalbum.com Images and descriptions of projects
http://www.nbeaa.org: North Bay Electric Auto Association
Gav's EV conversion Video #10 installing the motor (New Zealand) from You-Tube. Click on "more from cant7think7clearly" to see all 30 of his conversion videos.
http://evdl.org EV email discussion list.
http://nedra.com National EV Drag Racing Assoc.
http://electroauto.com Retailers of EV kits/equipment
http://www.ev-america.com EV Compent retailer
http://evtech.org Technical EV email list.
http://www.go-ev.com Makers of Electric Motors.
http://www.uqm.com Makers of Electric Motors - high end.
Public Scales in California: Places to weigh one's car as part of the conversion process.
Santa Rosa Junior Colleges' first ever class on Electric Vehicle Conversion ran from August to Dec 2008. I took the class in an effort to better understand the possibilities. You can read the archives at:
(See photos of the SECOND EV Conversion class of 2009)
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