In this video I highlight the three critical questions I need to answer/problems I need to solve with the rewiring project. Continue reading Rewiring the Z3: Stop blowing stuff up
The DVLA has accepted my bid to re-register the Z3 as an electric vehicle. Hoorah! Continue reading DVLA Success: Registering your DIY EV
People always ask me the same questions about the DIY EV project. So I figured I would gather answers from other people who have built their own EVs. Continue reading DIY EV Chat Episode 1: Jamie Jones & the Bugplug
Just as I was starting the first of my EV projects, I was lucky enough to come across a welder in a skip. Story was that the garage it had belonged to couldn’t get insurance any more to weld on site. So they just dumped it. It wasn’t in amazing shape, but it worked. Well enough that we did the whole first pass of the … Continue reading Upgrading a Clarke 151 EN welder with a Euro torch & gas solenoid
I’ve been focusing on getting the YouTube channel that accompanies this site up and running. My aim is to try and get a video out every two weeks. In this episode, I head over the Pennines to see Jamie’s electric Beetle, the BugPlug. Jamie’s running much the same hardware as me, just with a different battery pack: that from a Golf GTE. He’s getting better … Continue reading BugPlug: Tuning Trip in the Electric Beetle
Finally got around to editing together some video and stills into an introduction to the EV. Love to know what you think and whether you would like to see more? Continue reading Introduction to the EV – video
Are you into cars or motorbikes? Do you wish you had somewhere to work on them in comfort? Do you live in South Manchester? I’ve spent the last year hunting for a space to work on my EV conversion projects with no luck. The only options I’ve found have been either too small, or industrial units that I can’t justify on my own. So, I’m … Continue reading Want to share a garage?
As you will know if you have been following this project, I’m a little disappointed with it on two fronts so far. First, the range, and second, the power. I now have a plan to address both of these issues. Range extender First up is an additional battery pack. Now that I have rescued the batteries from my extreme range test (they turned out to … Continue reading Moar POWER