Posts Tagged ‘evgt-40’

EVView – WiFi Battery Monitoring

Electronics | Posted by admin May 1st, 2012

Working with Charlie Malone from Vintage Voltage, I have been creating a wireless wifi battery monitoring system called EVView™.   The system is comprised of a wifi enabled device that hooks up to Charlie’s Battery Management System and displays the status of every cell on any wifi enabled device with a browser.  The main design is intended for iPad and Android Pad devices that could be mounted in the car for easy monitoring.  Combined with a wifi router and wireless G card the system could also be accessed over the internet for viewing your cars battery status remotely with an iPhone or iPad.

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Makerbot EV Wheel Coins and Horn

Restoring and Building | Posted by admin April 21st, 2012

The wheels on my EV GT-40 have wheel caps that were purchased without any identifying company insignias. It was time to do something special. Using 3D Studio Max I designed a coin that would fit perfectly.

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Blank Wheel Caps

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The final Makerbot made wheel coins in place

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New Video about the EVGT-40

EVTV | Posted by admin May 9th, 2011

This video segment was produced for Jack Rickards EVTV.

The video was shot and edited on an iPhone 4 and iPad.

The EVGT-40 is featured in a story on NBC West Palm Beach local news

car shows | Posted by admin May 4th, 2011

Evan Axelbank of NBC Channel 5 West Palm Beach News called on me this evening and asked to do an interview.  They  were doing a pre-story on the opening of the new charging stations in Delray Beach which officially open tomorrow.   Evan and his photographer came out to my home and interviewed me about my car and how having the charging stations will impact owners of electric cars.  I got a chance to take Mr. Axelbank for a ride and give him a taste of what driving an electric car feels like.

You can read the story on the Channel 5 web site by clicking here.

The story aired on the 11:00 news.

EVGT-40 Attends Gold Coast EAA Meeting

Restoring and Building | Posted by admin July 10th, 2010

Got to take the car out on it’s first public outing today. I was asked to give a presentation at the Gold Coast Electric Auto Association. The meeting was only about ten miles from my house but it was the farthest it’s been from home so far.

It was a nice drive to downtown Boca Raton and the car performed well. It got a lot of looks on the short trip. This is a complement in a town that typically has a lot of exotic cars.

It was a real honor to present my car to the guys at the club. A few of the guys there have their own converted cars so they understood what it took to build this one. Though they had been hearing about it from me for two years and a lot of them have been a big help in giving me encouragement and assisting with lots of questions, none of them had yet seen the final product.

Photos of the car with the back removed

Restoring and Building | Posted by admin January 8th, 2010

With the back removed for some body work, I took some photos of the completed battery configuration.

Interior

Restoring and Building | Posted by admin January 8th, 2010

Photos of the interior as it takes shape.

I am also including work on the arm rests for the doors.

Redoing the backend

Restoring and Building | Posted by admin January 8th, 2010

With the mechanics and electrical work done it’s time to finish off the body. I never really liked how the back end came out. The bumper was too heavy looking. I decided to redo it. So the back was removed and work was started by cutting off the parts I didn’t like and gluing in new foam to form.