Electric Vehicles: Fact, Fiction, & Fantasy
Here is an introduction to electric cars that answers the questions everyone asks: how far do they go, how fast do they go, how much does it cost to run one, how many batteries do they use, and how do they work? It also dispels common myths about pollution and practicality. In a seminar given to the Automotive Service Councils of California, Mike Brown of Electro Automotive provides the answers from his years of professional electric car experience, in language a non-mechanic can understand. (See our Package Deal for this DVD plus the next two.)
Electric Vehicle Components Primer
Electric cars are simple, but choices of components can be confusing. Conversion authority Mike Brown of Electro Automotive sorts out the pros and cons of the types of components available for conversions. (See our Package Deal for this DVD plus the previous DVD and the next DVD.)
This is the video companion to the highly-acclaimed Convert It book. The book has guided thousands of do-it-yourselfers through the electric conversion process, and was chosen by the Department of Energy to be issued to high schools in the Mid Atlantic Electric Vehicle Challenge. Now this valuable guide is available on DVD. Conversion authority Mike Brown of Electro Automotive leads you through the conversion process, from choosing a chassis and stripping it, to maintenance and driving. This is the DVD that tells you how to do it. (See our Package Deal for this DVD plus the previous two, or this DVD plus the Convert It book.)
VoltsRabbit™ Components Packaging Tour
A complete video tour of a VoltsRabbit™ (front to rear, top to bottom, outside and inside) showing where all the components were mounted, and explaining why. It's a good way to check out the Voltsrabbit before buying the kit, or to get ideas for component layout in other conversions.
Porsche 914 Components Packaging Tour
This video tour shows how Ron Rasmussen converted his Porsche using an Electro Automotive DC Universal Kit. Mike Brown (Electro Automotive) discusses with Ron where all the components were placed. This car is the inspiration for the VoltsPorsche™ Kit.
Installing the Adaptor, Clutch, & Flywheel
The adaptor is at the heart of the EV conversion. If installed properly, it will give years of service. If done poorly, it will lead to grief on the road. Mike Brown, of Electro Automotive, demonstrates the step-by-step installation of the adaptor to the electric motor, followed by the installation of the clutch and flywheel. Both VW Rabbit and conventional clutches are demonstrated. Mike also discusses determining torque settings, and the proper hub type.