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Components / VW and Other EV conversion kits
« Last post by chisambazicj on October 06, 2017, 09:33:28 AM »
Where can I get a VW EV conversion kit in RSA?
Components / EV conversion kits
« Last post by chisambazicj on October 05, 2017, 10:42:36 PM »
I'm a complete novice to EVs but have set myself a challenge to do a conversion before the end of this year. From research, it seems my best option is to buy an EV conversion kit for popular vehicles that have been done like the VW Beetle or any other that is easily available in Southern Africa.

So. where in South Africa can I get such kits? And at roughly what cost?
DC Motor / Re: DC Motors in SA
« Last post by Paul Drake on September 11, 2017, 11:16:45 AM »

Has anyone tried these guys in the States?
They supply a complete kit and the controller provides for regenerative braking.
EV Registration / Re: registering
« Last post by Paul Drake on September 11, 2017, 10:12:52 AM »

Hi there, I suggest having a look at the government web page.
It looks like the best is to re register the vehicle as a rebuild.
EV Registration / EV kit for VW beetle
« Last post by Rabenco on May 15, 2017, 03:31:18 PM »
Hi all,
Does anyone know if it is possible to get an EV kit for a VW beetle in SA? If not, where would I get a suitable electric motor and all the other parts needed (controller, etc)?
EV Registration / Re: Builds in progress...
« Last post by shanenefdt on January 12, 2016, 02:19:22 PM »
Just looking around this forum, there seems to be much interest in EV conversions - also one of my passions!

What motors are you guys currently using - it looks like DC from the pics?

Where can I get hold of decent AC motors and controllers?
EV Registration / Re: registering
« Last post by Amund on December 21, 2015, 12:19:57 PM »
hier is n pic van my bakkie
EV Registration / registering
« Last post by Amund on December 21, 2015, 11:59:22 AM »
hi guys,ive done my conversion on my nissan 14oo but i cant register it on the road,i did drive it on the road but after 2 warnings from police it is now standing in the garage collecting dust for about 2 years now.

ive tried every trick in the book but with no succes to register my bakkie as an electric vehicle
EV Registration / Re: Where to start ??
« Last post by Barry Badenhorst on October 18, 2015, 05:42:25 PM »
Yes it is possible! My house runs totally independent from Eskom power. The geyser is solar, the stove is gas and the rest is on solar panels, batteries and inverters. My electricity account is zero. The borehole runs from solar energy, so the water account is also zero. The monthly saving is in the order of R1700. That is approximately a saving of R100000 in 5 years, which is about the same as the DIY cost of the installation. The EV is now also charged from solar energy, so we save some fuel cost as well....
EV Registration / Re: Where to start ??
« Last post by Woodchip on October 14, 2015, 03:26:38 PM »
I am new to this whole concept of EV, however with the current exchange rate, price of oil, and our current Eskom situation, the whole picture seems to be doomed from the start. 

In saying so, I do believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and am pretty sure that its not a train!!  We have been dependent on oil for to long and need to look at alternative sources.  With Eskom giving us load shedding, many people invested in gen set, and other forms of lighting.  I personally converted my house to run on 12v led strip lighting.  The prices of these lights have decrease over the past year.

Having said this, once we invest in EV and the numbers grow, cost will decrease (unless controlled by a monopoly).  As for the charging of the batteries, next time you visit PE, try and count the number of wind turbines in Cape road alone! We need to become less reliant on services supplied.
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