Patrick Roth's Electric Vehicle

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Patrick Roth's Electric Vehicle

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:51 pm

not my build, but I thought it was interesting.

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Roth spent about 10 weeks building the car, a project he contends just about anyone can do.

"If I can do it with no mechanical ability and no engineering degree, no electrician's degree, then certainly anyone else can do it with basic skills," he said.

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Re: Patrick Roth's Electric Vehicle

Post by complacent » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:06 pm

That's quite an impressive bit of work!

I must admit I'm slightly concerned about the crash worthiness of the end product though. The range has me all frown-squad too.

Still, pretty freaking cool for 13k.

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Re: Patrick Roth's Electric Vehicle

Post by Sabre » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:29 pm


VERY cool
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Re: Patrick Roth's Electric Vehicle

Post by drwrx » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:47 pm

Pretty cool, but in the end this is not going to replace a real car.
With an average range of just over 30 miles and a 10-12 hour charge time this is not in any way a practical vehicle.
And who has 170 hours to sacrifice on this kind of project.That's almost 3 full months worth of weekends.

Converted weight: 3200lbs (1840fr/1360r)
Top speed tested to date: 70mph
Range (miles): 15-30 winter; 40-50 summer
Charge time: 10-12hrs
Time to convert: 170hrs

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