Archive for October, 2010

Drove 2 electric cars today

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Chevrolet Voltage Click on Unplugged to see where they’re going next.

We went down to Disney today and did a ride and drive event with the Chevy Volt. It’s a pretty cool car and it was a really neat, unique experience to drive one with a GM Engineer answering questions and explaining the car.

Then we took Trans Amped out to dinner. Comparing the two, I can now say when asked how much torque it has, “About 273 lb-ft.”

Car Show Pictures

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Here is a sampling of the cars at the car show.

But up here is where they put me. It was in the shade so I was very happy.

Next to these folks.

So I’m happy I had my fancy battery cover completed on Friday.

Car Show

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Car Show went well. Lots of people looked over both Trans Amped and an electric Miata. I need to make up a board or something that displays all the stats. Which by the way are (at least the major items):

156 Volts
Raptor 1200 amp controller
Netgain WarP 11 Motor
Manzanita PFC 30 on board charger
IOTA 55 DC\DC Converter
Odyssey PC1200 auxiliary battery
Manual Steering
Flywheel – Clutch- Transmission driveline maintained

Rear Battery Cover

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

I dropped of the files today to have a plate engraved with the logo for Trans Amped.  It will be on two plates that join, one black and one red.  This will be mounted on top of the rear battery cover.

Over the weekend I plan on taking pictures of a lot of the changes I’ve made.  There is also a car show I’d like to take it to on Saturday.

Back in Action

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Regulators are remounted, rear battery box cover is in place.  I’ll fix the steering tie rods but then it’s just time to drive it for a while.  Very happy with the 220V outlet.  Charging at 220\30 amps tops it off after a work commute in a little over 2 hours.  It goes into thermal cutback due to the Florida heat and the afternoon sun on it, but as it cools we should be able to get charged in under 2 hours.