Thursday, June 16, 2011

Artificial Noise

Please, no artificial noise requirements for EVs. The quiet is a beautiful thing. The basic noise of tires on the road is enough to easily hear a EV.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Battery Monitors

It has been a long time but EV's are in the news more now than ever. For many, building your own EV is still viable especially compared to the cost of a new Leaf or Volt. I did a quick search for battery monitor systems from and here are some numbers, which by the way are not scientific but do offer some insite into what others are using.

  • Paktrakr 144

  • Curtis Fuel Gauge 74

  • Xantrex 30

  • Westberg 29

  • Evision 25

  • TBS E-Xpert Pro 25

  • Elite Power 22

  • Elithion 19

  • Trakr 16

  • Mini BMS 9

  • Victran 3

Friday, March 11, 2011

EV Dashboard for Android

Porting over the EV Dashboard code to Android went pretty well. Since I'm without a car, however, testing the code will have to wait. Here is a screenshot.