Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Video Tour of the Volt914

A short video showing the main features of the Volt914, and giving a good sense of what it sounds like to drive around in it:



Youtube link

12 comments:

onei57 said...

Cool Ross.

Your Brother said...

Here's what your next project should be:

http://www.otherpower.com/20page1.html

Dave

your brother said...

Moreover, it turns out the guy who runs the site (otherpower.com) lives just outside of Ft. Collins! Strange, small world...

Ross Cunniff said...

That's pretty cool, Dave. I'll have to go check it out.

I've already identified the next project; see http://www.driveev.com/jeepev/home.php

And the one after it; see http://www.jstraubel.com/EVpusher/EVpusher2.htm

I won't lack for hobbies for at least a couple of years...

your brother said...

While the engineering utility of such a contraption is fairly easy to grasp, I can't help thinking how ugly the pusher trailer is. However, I chuckled seeing how nice and shiny the electric Jeep was compared to its gasoline-powered former self!

Anonymous said...

Ross, this is a great blog - I am hoping to start a project this year with a friend and the detail you've recorded is incredible. Great stuff. Simon, Italy

Gumby_Mac said...

Nice car! I found you on the the German Car Blog today. Say, you don't happen to still have that nasty old Type IV motor laying around do you? I'd love to put it into my Beetle. :-)

roz said...

honestly - why can't I have one of these? do I really need to do all that engineering? is there a way to just buy the finished product? is there a more modern chassis that could be used for this?

is it just not economical to have a market for evs?

Ross Cunniff said...

Simon, thanks. You should all check out TimK's blog at http://914ev.blogspot.com for another implementation. Gumby_mac, sadly for you (but happily for me :-) I already sold the original 1.8 weber-converted gas engine to someone local in Colorado. And, Roz, yes, I agree - see the movie "Who killed the electric car?" I researched various (non-) options for buying an all-electric vehicle before deciding to execute the conversion. I think there is a large untapped market for OEM electric-only vehicles but, for whatever reason, the OEMs are not generally targeting it at this time. Hopefully, with new battery technology, this will change over the next year or two.

corsa said...

Hi Ross,

Just came across a story about you in the Coloradoan, and wanted to let you know I blogged about your 914 and posted a link back to this blog on my Porsche blog called Pcar Blog.

Very cool 914!

Ross Cunniff said...

Corsa - thanks! I like your blog; I'll keep it in my shortcuts.

Andreya said...

Hi Nice Blog .I've made up my mind: I'm gonna buy an MP3 player. I just don't know which one. I like the ipod battery, but do I really need something that small?