Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Update

I've been quite busy and haven't gotten around to updating the blog in a few months. I've putting a considerable amount of miles on the EV! I'm past the 3,500 mile mark!

I usually got 17 miles before charging, but recently I'm going 30-50 miles in between charges! It's nice not having to worry about plugging in when I want to do my normal day to day activities.

I have a few things I am doing to the Civic. First, I need to replace my rear drums and shoes. The other day my ABS came on while coming home from graduation so I need to fix that. I'm also going to install my volt and amp meters and I'm thinking about a J1772 connection so I can use all the charging stations in MA.The other day I was at Chilli's in Lowell and they had a charging station with a Volt and Prius plugged in, but it only supports J1772.

It's also time to think about getting the A/C running, these days are only going to be hotter!

I do have a new job that I am stating next week. It is just out of my safe driving range for the moment as they do not have charging stations yet. I'm going to scout around for a plug, there may be some by one of the many lamp posts. If not, once I get situated I am going to try and see if I can get something installed.


  1. Hello. My name is Adrian. I'm from Argentina. I found your blog researching electric cars conversions.
    I purchased a chassis with a fiberglass bodywork, which is replica of the BMW M1.
    My project is to make electricity. I dare to write to ask suggestions for the project.
    I studied for electronic technician. I am a teacher at a technical high school and also worked in a telecommunications company.

    If I spend a step email you photos of the car I bought. Any suggestions you can give me is welcome.
    I hope you can help me and answer me. Thank you.



    pd: My email is todoledmdp@gmail.com

  2. This is a great second blog, I enjoyed following your first conversion as well. Great job!