Has anyone considered converting a '93 Citroen ZX to pure electric
power? Seems to be a good basis as the bodywork is rust-free and some of
the panels are plastic. I like the car but the engine has had it at 166K
miles. First hidden problem I can think of is that it will need electric
PAS (200gbp minimum to convert a used electric unit for standalone use).
Does anyone have any experience or (clean) comments?
Fantastic project. There is a lot of info on the web if you search, try this
one http://www.speedace.info/electric_cars.htm which has a load of links.
Also do a search for Lynch electric motors, which are very powerful, and
efficient, disc armature DC motors. Here is a start.
There is also a newsgroup, alt.binaries.electric-veh and, though I can't
find it at the mement, there is an organisation of amateur electric car
builders with a website.
Good luck, Let us know how you get on.
This might be another starting point http://www.evuk.co.uk/index.html
Not exactly what I was looking for, there was an electric vehicle day ay
Brooklands Museum a couple of years ago, and I was looking for the
organisation who ran it. There were several converted cars there.
Bill ( firstname.lastname@example.org) gurgled happily, sounding much like they
were saying :
"I wouldn't start from here"...
First off, just lob the rack from a non-PAS ZX in. Personally, I prefer ZXs
without PAS - sure, they're heavy to park, but they're FAR nicer once
you're on the go. If you insist on electric PAS - take the setup from a
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