My first EAASV meeting

I got to go to my first EAASV meeting yesterday, and it was rather interesting.
I obtained a lot of information and understood quite a bit by just listening and talking to some EV folks.
Richard Hatfield who was the main spokesperson for the meeting has quite an interesting background in the
automotive industry and EV's of 30 years experience (if i'm not mistaken).
There was this EV magazine that got passed around and when I took a look at it and read some of it I just started
realizing that I remember bringing up certain subjects on the forum. Interesting. It was almost like "Aha"!
Since David brought up EV's to me, I literally had no idea that they had existed since the 1800's nonetheless!!!
There is a lot of history in Ev's that I just didn't realize.
Oh there is your usual hybrid but it's still half gas/half electric. I just think that Ev's are truly amazing
piece of work and it's something to be considered for our future.
Anyway, I have attached my pictures that I took with my camera phone yesterday.
I got some decent shots of both batteries and motors :) ;)

Evbike1.jpgEvbike2.jpg
Evbike3.jpgEvegauges.jpg

I think the person sitting in the EV car is the owner
Evcar3.jpg

I would get clausterphobic in one of these!
Evcar2.jpg

Okay this is a picture of the motor and batteries of the EvCar that was at the meeting.
If you look carefully they somehow managed to put a power strip cord and plug in everything, very clever :)
The pic also looks like a modern piece of art, haha interesting how I managed to get it to look like that.
It's just that by looking at this design the motor with the batteries look so simple and safe for the enviornment
compared to an internal combustible engine because, you can't compare it
;)
Evcar1.jpg

I am starting to believe that the more Electric Vehicles get noticed, the more people and more communities will become more aware of what oil and gasoline does and how these things are harmful to our environment.
We want to live longer and live healthier lives, now is the time to take action and become involved in changing the world. I have just never realized-------

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Crusher300's picture

Hey Alias, great meeting you in person at the meeting! The white/blue/orange one-seater you saw at the meeting is a Corbin Sparrow. I spoke briefly to the owner. For those familiar with the Sparrow/NmG, you might notice the unusual charger arrangement. This one was purchased used, and had sat for several months without a charge. The new owner managed to salvage nine of the 13 batteries (optima yellow tops). I guess the controller was kaput as well, because he pulled it out and put in an Alltrax. He is currently using six batteries and running the Sparrow at 72 volts. He told me he can go 50Mph with just the six batteries. He's bank charging the batteries with six Schauer 12 Amp chargers with a PakTraker as shown in the pictures above. Another guy looking at the Sparrow told me that the stock controller limits the speed to 75Mph, and that with a delimited controller, the sparrow is capable of 120Mph! I Don't think I would like to try that speed in a sparrow!

-Crusher300
Silver EVT 4000e (60 volt) San Mateo, CA

reikiman's picture

Another guy looking at the Sparrow told me that the stock controller limits the speed to 75Mph, and that with a delimited controller, the sparrow is capable of 120Mph! I Don't think I would like to try that speed in a sparrow!

The shape of the Sparrow matches The Shape which I discussed in the 'How they got 470 MPG' post. Well, mostly, it doesn't quite match perfectly. So it isn't surprising to hear this speed claim.

- David Herron, The Long Tail Pipe, davidherron.com, 7gen.com, What is Reiki
- Electrified Electra To

jdh2550_1's picture

That's a very small sprocket on the back of that converted Yamaha (the Lithium Lightning). Top speed must be pretty high - wonder what accel is like?

(I mean the one on the top right. The one on top left is the one I've seen before and has a larger sprocket - you can just make it out through the rear wheel).

John H. Founder of Current Motor Company - opinions on this site belong to me; not to my employer
Remember: " 'lectric for local. diesel for distance" - JTH, Amp Bros || "No Gas.

Crusher---

Hey Alias, great meeting you in person at the meeting!

It was definetly awesome meeting you in person as well! Nice to meet another forum member in the bay area :)


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