The AustinEV crew getting set up for Sunday’s Austin Mini Maker Faire
I spent the day at the Austin Mini Maker Faire at the AustinEV display. We had a great showing with Ben’s Jeep CJ7 conversion, Fred’s MGT kit conversion and our recent refresh of Brian Lasseter’s car to Lithium. It was a beautiful day and we got to talk about home built EVs with a bunch of savvy makers. Here’s hoping we see some of them at future meetings showing off their own electric vehicle projects!
Happy New Year!
Just a quick note to remind you all to log in when you visit the REVOLT Electric Vehicle Components store. We provide a discount to all members of the site and it will automatically show up when you log in to the site.
I’m Chris Robison, and though I’ve been with REVOLT since the beginning, I haven’t had much to do with the blog until now. I’m going to be making an effort to contribute here as much as I can going forward, as we’d like you to see some of the stuff we’re working on.
At the moment, we’re in the finishing stages of a retrofit of lithium batteries into what is actually our very first REVOLT build, a 2002 Saturn SL we did back in 2007. This one had flooded lead-acid golf cart batteries previously, and so we expect a much improved driving experience (and a much cleaner engine bay) once the conversion is done. We’re switchingto 130Ah CALB lithium iron phosphate cells, and keeping the pack voltage around 150VDC.