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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
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    Actually, I've been reading magazine reports about people who have converted their houses to all solar and several have bought small electric cars such as Mitsubishis and Nissans, because they can charge them off their houses and get free motoring. [...].
    There are some clever schemes where off peak electricity is charged at a lower rate: e.g. You get home and it is peak time, people cooking etc, you plug your vehicle into the charger and optionally it can feed INTO the grid with any remaining charge (reducing your household consumption at peak rates, acting like a supplementary battery bank). Then when offpeak cheaper price kicks in, the car draws power to charge itself.
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    Yes, that's clever, and there is software which switches the power you generate around to various uses - running the house, charging batteries, heating/cooling, or back to the grid - to maximise the benefit to the user.
    I suppose a car could be put on a timer to recharge when the cost is lowest.
    With EVs having ranges of around 300 kms, but average daily trips only being 50-60kms, recharging should only take maybe 3 hours.
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    I'm no Greenie, geez Ive even deleted the EGR & DPF from my Iveco , That makes me Evil according to the greens .
    I don't think converting my landy to EV even atones for that !

    Have done about 2000km in the EV now and not paid a cent for power / fuel.
    car has a 3.3kw charger , solar array on house / shed is 5kw .

    as for hooking the house up to battery, instead of buying a "power wall' it would be so easy to use the cars battery /BMS to provide night time power to the house .

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    I thought of you while reading a very interesting report about a classic Range Rover converted to electric power in Land Rover Owner International today.
    The conversion was done by Richard Morgan whose company can be found at electricclassiccars.co.uk.
    Basically he has installed an 80kWh battery pack using 15 Tesla Model S batteries, resulting in a range of 200 miles.
    Five are in the engine bay and the the rest are in the back replacing the fuel tank. The 12 volt electrical remains standard, but the vehicle has electric power steering and a Hill Descent Control. A brake pressure sensor applies regenerative braking. Brushless AC motors from HPEVS are used to achieve a constant torque torque of 250lb ft.
    The original five speed gearbox and transfer box are used. The motors are linked to the original accelerator pedal via a throttle position sensor activated by the throttle cable which sends a village to the motor controllers. One hundred percent of the torque is available from zero rpm.
    Weight is 1880kg, only 60kg more than a standard V8 and 300kg lighter than a Tesla.
    Charging speed depends on the charging point and varies between 20 minutes and 20 hours. A household three-pin plug only gives 10 amps or 2.4kw so would take almost a day. A Mennekes Type 2 wall pod charger delivers 7kw and could recharge overnight. A motorway servo rapid recharger would give 80% in 20 minutes.
    A full recharge costs eight pounds for 200 miles, about 10 times cheaper than running a 3.5 litre V8 on petrol. Charge it on solar at home and it costs almost nothing.
    Cost of conversion - 35,000 English pounds.
    Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    I thought of you while reading a very interesting report about a classic Range Rover converted to electric power in Land Rover Owner International today.
    The conversion was done by Richard Morgan whose company can be found at electricclassiccars.co.uk.
    Basically he has installed an 80kWh battery pack using 15 Tesla Model S batteries, resulting in a range of 200 miles.
    Five are in the engine bay and the the rest are in the back replacing the fuel tank. The 12 volt electrical remains standard, but the vehicle has electric power steering and a Hill Descent Control. A brake pressure sensor applies regenerative braking. Brushless AC motors from HPEVS are used to achieve a constant torque torque of 250lb ft.
    The original five speed gearbox and transfer box are used. The motors are linked to the original accelerator pedal via a throttle position sensor activated by the throttle cable which sends a village to the motor controllers. One hundred percent of the torque is available from zero rpm.
    Weight is 1880kg, only 60kg more than a standard V8 and 300kg lighter than a Tesla.
    Charging speed depends on the charging point and varies between 20 minutes and 20 hours. A household three-pin plug only gives 10 amps or 2.4kw so would take almost a day. A Mennekes Type 2 wall pod charger delivers 7kw and could recharge overnight. A motorway servo rapid recharger would give 80% in 20 minutes.
    A full recharge costs eight pounds for 200 miles, about 10 times cheaper than running a 3.5 litre V8 on petrol. Charge it on solar at home and it costs almost nothing.
    Cost of conversion - 35,000 English pounds.
    Interesting.
    Au$70k? Donít think they will get too many clients!!!
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    Not here, but apparently they are busy with a range of electric projects and he is expanding his staff from 4 to 8.
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    Love this conversion. Thanks for sharing it.

    Would be awesome to convert my 110, although it would cost a fortune to install enough batteries to get the range I would want.

    Would need lot of portable solar panels so you can set up camp in the bush and charge for free.

    Much easier to do conversions in the US as batteries there are so much cheaper. There is the kombi guy on youtube was selling Li-ion packs for something like 120USD/kWh. They are starting to get the model 3 packs hit the market now, reclaimed from write offs, they have the highest watt density of any pack I think.

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    yes , so much for the lucky country . so hard to do anything DIY EV here

    Heres a bloke here fitting used Tesla modules to his RRC conversion


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    I should mention,
    Watch out for June LRO , my EV Conversion got a pretty good spread.

    Land Rover Owner International magazine June 2018 — LRO

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    Looking forward to that.
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