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#1 Mini-dude

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:09 PM

Has anyone thought about converting your mini to electric? In my area i keep seeing a growing number of car charge station so it makes wonder if anyone thought about it to.

#2 panky

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:20 PM

It has also been done by a guy over you side of the pond. I'll see if I can find hid thread.

 

http://www.theminifo...ni#entry3448053



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

Here you go

 

http://www.theminifo...ifying-trogdor/



#4 Mini-dude

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:23 PM

It has also been done by a guy over you side of the pond. I'll see if I can find hid thread.
 
http://www.theminifo...ni#entry3448053

Great link!! I am probably wrong but seem like a forklift motor

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:32 PM

Electric is definitely the future. Could do with a conversion kit for the mini. I already have a charge point :)

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:56 PM

A friend of mine is doing a one off on a smart car, I'll stick to carbs ta. It will no doubt turn out to be BS and lies from the government in the end and and we will all have to pay for it. Just like nuclear power, diesel, renewable energy, privatized trains, HS2, scrapage schemes, cat converters, chemfuel and Co2. All just deceptive lies twisted to wangle more money out of us.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:15 PM

Alright we got a awesome conversion and government conspiracy. I am still on the fence with eletric, considering a complete r1 package would weight around 300lb with a 8 gallon fuel tank. Vs for example a i3, motor 50kg and battery 230kg

Edited by Mini-dude, 19 February 2018 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

easy buy the kit used in emoke



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:38 PM

easy buy the kit used in emoke

This one? lifestyle.mokeamerica.com
They seem to make a gas one to.
eMoke
Endurance Mileage: 40 / 90
Max Speed: 25 mph
Unladen Mass: 1050 kg
Battery Capacity: 12 kwh
Charging Time: 6-8 hours
Motor Rated Power: 7.5 Kw
Motor Max Power: 15 Kw (20 Ps)

Gas Moke
Max Speed: 68 mph
Average Fuel Consumption: 5.5 L/62 miles
Unladen Mass: 810 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 L
Displacement: 998 ml
Rated Power: 50 Kw (68Ps) / 6000 r/min

Edited by Mini-dude, 19 February 2018 - 09:42 PM.


#10 Cooperman

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:44 PM

Can't see the point in converting any true classic car to electric. A classic car is just that -  a retro-driving experience for the fun of driving as it used to be in the 1960's.

 

Imagine an electric E-Type or an electric Austin A35.

 

If you want an electric car there are plenty to choose from.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

https://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

Can't see the point in converting any true classic car to electric. A classic car is just that -  a retro-driving experience for the fun of driving as it used to be in the 1960's.
 
Imagine an electric E-Type or an electric Austin A35.
 
If you want an electric car there are plenty to choose from.

may be there isn't much point at the moment but what about when forecourts start to disappear and there's nowhere to fill up?

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:04 PM

Can't see the point in converting any true classic car to electric. A classic car is just that -  a retro-driving experience for the fun of driving as it used to be in the 1960's.
 
Imagine an electric E-Type or an electric Austin A35.
 
If you want an electric car there are plenty to choose from.

may be there isn't much point at the moment but what about when forecourts start to disappear and there's nowhere to fill up?
I think we have to worry more about this
http://www.wired.co....rs-illegal-2030
It will be a sad day when you can't drive your own car. Also would a electric e type be any worse then a rotary power one
https://www.enginesw...ot.com/?p=14515
Or a 1JZ one
https://www.enginesw...pot.com/?p=9908

Edited by Mini-dude, 19 February 2018 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:16 AM

It is very unlikely that all petrol outlets will disappear within the next 50 years.

Classic cars will be a special case and limited petrol will be available.

What will happen is that initially petrol-electric hybrids will be the norm, then as battery technology and fast charging evolve pure electric will be the thing. By then the classic cars of today will be over 100 years old. The Mini will be 100 years old in only 41 years time.

Think of the IVA or similar tests that will be needed if a classic car is converted to be electrically powered.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:34 AM

I doubt petrol will one day be completely gone, I mean aircraft still need it and I don't see them becoming electric as fast as cars are.

Edited by Mini-dude, 20 February 2018 - 12:34 AM.





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