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So you're WRITING A PAPER / DOING RESEARCH on ELECTRIC CARS

I KNOW..... I know...... your first IMPULSE is to send me an e-mail message which reads like this:

I'm writing a paper on Electric Cars, and I like your web site. Can you send me more information??? Please ????

But all the information is already here, and I hope this new section will help you realize this. You can still send me E-Mail on specific questions, or on my ION-1 car, which I very much hope to sell, has been sold.

When I started in the business over 18 years ago, none of this wealth of information was so readily available. It was all via word of mouth, and just a few books. So in a few weeks, you have the opportunity to come up to speed with what took others decades to accomplish. Good Luck, and may all your miles be clean quiet EV miles.

[edit] General

  • First and Foremost, read this Web Site in its entirety. The answers to your questions may already be here.
  • Scan all the links to other information on the net. Especially The Alternative-Fueled Vehicle Directory, which is a neatly alphabetized list of all known Electric Car and Alternative Fueled Vehicles sites.
  • Join the EV News Group. It's a wealth of questions, answers, commentary, coming to you as daily E-Mail. If you do not wish to Join the EV News Group, and receive daily E-Mail from 900 members world wide, but just wish to scan past articles on their archive sites, surf the archives. Our ftp site for archiving shared files is funded by owner Zig Zichterman (there were instructions but they seem to be unavailable now). Most computers/browser programs allow you to go to your Edit mode and click on find and type in a search word, and go down through the very large list and find specific articles and postings by this method.
  • When you come across an article or a person who has written something interesting or relevant to your work, or paper, E-Mail them directly, and request specific info. Please Please, do not use the words "send me more information". We are all too busy to try to fill up an Open Ended Note Book like that. This question is too broad. It has taken days, weeks for me to write and create my whole web site. You can not expect us to RE-Write and Mail you a personal copy.
  • Check out the New Electric Auto Association (EAA). This is an organization which has been helping EV people since 1972, out of California. Their toll free phone number for your nearest EAA club is : 1-800-537-2882. But check out their Web Site.
  • Do not forget my book list, and phone list (Bottom of Page). Of course your own public library, or book store.

[edit] Resources

[edit] General

Please report any correct any wrong/disconnected numbers or addresses by updating this page, or notifying: user:Steven Lough

  • Illy SobelEditor & Publisher Electric Vehicle Digest e-mail sobel@pond.com
  • AC Propulsion Inc. Alan Coconi 462 Borrego Court, unit B San Dimas, CA. 91774 # 909-592-5399
  • Azure Dynamics, EV drive system components (formerly Solectria), 9 Forbes Rd, Woburn MA 01801, 781-932-9009, sales@azuredynamics.com
  • Paul Goyke Rick Salpeter, EV sales manager Curtis PMC Phone 510-828-5001 goyke@ix.netcom.com
  • Advanced D.C. Motors, Inc. 6268 East Molloy Road East Syracuse, New York 13057 (315)434-9303 fax:(315)432-9290
  • Advanced Electric Car Technology (AECT) EV conversions using 6615 Valjean Ave. Hyundai Elantra and Van Nuys, CA 91406 Chevy S-10 George Seegan (818)909-3501
  • APS System, Mr Uzi Cantoni 3535 W. Fifth Street Oxnard, CA 93030 Passenger transit EV's AC traction motors, and controllers Uzi Cantoni
  • B.A.T. Technology Inc. 2471 S. 2570 W. West Valley City, UT 84119 (801)977-0906 fax:(801)977-0149 (no longer in business)
  • Batteries Inc. Catalog (800)922-2601
  • Bus Manufacturing USA, Inc. (BMI) 325 F Rutherford Avenue Goleta, CA 93117 Yolanda Davis (805)964-0970 EV buses and Fuel Cell buses
  • California Electric Car 1669 Del Monte Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955-4239 Makes the "Big Sur", and “The Monterey” Craig Campbell (408)899-2012
  • California Energy Commission Drive Clean 1516 Ninth Street, MS-41 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916)654-4602
  • Calstart 3601 Empire Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 (818)565-5600 fax:(818)565-5610
  • Coalition For Clean Air 122 Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 201 Venice, CA 90291 (310)450-3190 Electric Auto Association Dues are $35/year US 2710 Saint Giles Lane Mountain View, CA 94040 Subscription to Current EVents (800)537-2882 June Munro (510)685-7580
  • Current EVents , EAA newsletter Clare Bell, managing Editor 799 36th Ave. San Francisco, CA 94121 phone/fax 415-221-9676 e-mail: CBCE@delphi.com
  • Dennis Kaiser, Renaissance Cars, Inc. 2300 Commerce Park Drive - Unit 1 Palm Bay, Florida 32905 (404)676-2228 fax:(404)676-2229 (OUT OF BUSINESS)
  • East Penn Manufacturing co., Inc. Batteries Lyon Station, PA 19536 (610)682-6361 fax:(610)682-4781
  • El Dorado National Transit Vehicles 13900 Sycamore Way Chino, CA 91710 Gentry Shaw (909)591-9557
  • Electrathon of America Low Cost Racing 1251 W. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 142 Torrance, CA 90502 USA (310)539-9223
  • Electric Motor Cars Sales & Service 4301 Kingfisher Houston, TX 77035 (713)729-8668 Electric Vehicle Association of So. Cal. Kitty Rodden, President Contact: Ken Koch, KTA Services 944 West 21st Street Upland, CA 91786 (909)949-7914 fax:(909)949-7916 e-mail Chris Yoder at: Chris@CMCVAS.Claremont.Edu
  • Electric Vehicles of America, Inc. "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle" by Bob Brant, 300 pp. $15.00 +$3.00 S 48 Action Street P.O. Box 59 Maynard, MA 01754-0059 (508)897-9393 fax:(508)897-6740
  • Electric Vehicle Progress 1133 Broadway Suite 1407 New York, NY 10010 (212)206-7979 Electro Automotive Catalog$5.00 P.O. Box 1113-ET Felton, CA 95018
  • FMC Corporation 1205 Coleman Avenue, Box 580 Santa Clara, CA 95052 Hybrid vehicles Buses, drive systems, power converters Andrew Chang (408)289-3751
  • Ford Motor Company Ecostar (800)Alt-Fuel
  • Gillig Corporation Electric and Hybrid Buses P.O. Box 3008 Hayward, CA 94540 Brian MacLeod (510)785-1500
  • Green Motorworks EVdealer for sales, service, and conversions 5228 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91601 Bill Meurer (818)766-3800
  • Hawker Energy Batteries (800)730-7733
  • Hughes Power Control Systems Inductive and A.C. Power Systems Charging Systems P.O. Box 2923 Torrance, CA 90509-2923 (800)282-8250 George Bellino (310)517-6458 fax:(310)517-5727
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power P.O. Box 111 Room 1514 Los Angeles, CA 90051 Electric Transportation (800)552-2334
  • Niagara Mohawk Batteries 300 Erie Boulevard West, C-1 Syracuse, NY 13202
  • NGV Ecotrans Natural Gas vehicle conversions 2424 E. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90021-2901 Larry Ozier or Darin Dohi (213)627-3333
  • Pacific Electric Vehicles Sells the City-el, a 3 wheeler. 8500 Weyand Avenue Sacramento, CA 95828 (916)381-2189 fax:(916)381-3509
  • Southern California Edison Electric Transportation Department P.O. Box 800 Rosemead, CA 91770 (800)952-5062
  • Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing Corporation Electric Transit Vehicles 9250 Washburn Road Downey, CA 90241 Richard Krantz (310)904-3434
  • Sunbelt Battery Company 525 S. McClintock Dr., Suite 103 Tempe, AZ 85281 (602)968-8068 fax(602)968-9838
  • UK Electric Car Association! 28 pounds per annum Payment in Sterling only. 35 pounds overseas ECA Subscriptions, Blue Lias House, Station Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, TA3 6SQ, UK. Tell 'em who sent you!
  • Taylor Dunn Electric Trucks 2114 West Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92804 Dr. Milton Sneller (714)956-4040
  • Trojan Battery Company 12380 Clark Street Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (310)946-8381 (800)423-6569 fax:(310)941-6038
  • U.S. Battery Mfg. Co. Deep Cycle Batteries. Free Care 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 91719 (909)371-8090 fax:(909)371-4671
  • U.S. Electricar 17 Morris Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707)829-4545 fax:(707)829-4547 or Electricar - Los Angeles 1025 West 190th Street Suite 120 Gardena, CA 90248 Rodney Maddox (310)352-3046
  • Westinghouse Makes of Motors & Drive Systems (800)378-6317
  • Zzip Designs Free info, Kits P.O. Box 14 Davenport, CA 95017 (408)425-8650 fax:(408)425-1167 Hayward, CA 94540 Brian MacLeod (510)785-1500 Solar Energy International Renewabl e Energy P.O. Box 715
  • Earth Spirit Online The Environmental Network Los Angeles, CA info@earthspirit.org
  • Doran Motor Company Tel#:(702)359-7356 Fax#: No InternetAddress: No 6290 Sunrise Meadows Loop Reno, NV 89509 Product: ECars:3 wheeled, EGo-Carts, Escooters.
  • Dolphin Vehicles Tel#:(408)379-2256 Fax#:No P.O. Box 110215 Campbell, CA 95011-0215 Product: Vortex 3-wheel
  • NEVs - (Neighborhood Electric Vehicles) Escoots, Ebi/trikes, Epeds, Ecycles) ZAP Power Systems Nancy Katterman Don Bright 2235 Clementom Alameda, CA 94501 USA Tel#:(800)251-4555 (510)523-8103 Fax#:(510)523-8143 e-mail: Jim McGreen: (75462,3057@compuserve.com) Product: The "Zap" power system for Bikes and Tricyles. Electric power assist kits.
  • The Union of Concerned Scientists : great publication avai $3.00 "Driving Out Pollution: The Benefits of Electric Vehicles." Call : publications department at 617/547-5552. The UCS West Coast Office in Berkeley deals with transportation issues: 510/843-1872.
  • EROS Omni [1/95] Tel#:(707)937-4352 Fax#:(707)937-0603 InternetAddress: No P.O. Box 96 Albion, CA 95410 USA Product: Small motor units from $199. Ecoscooters from $399
  • Matthew Kaufman Mattrules1@aol.com matthew_kaufman@earthspirit.org
  • R.E.D.I. 733 Main St. #234 Willits, CA 95490 (707)459-1256 fax:(707)459-0366
  • Real Goods Mendo Motive 966 Mazzoni St. -4B Conversions free brochure Ukiah, CA 95482 (707)468-9214 (800)762-7325
  • Richard Swanson Solar Cells SunPower Corporation 435 Indio Way Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408)991-0900
  • Saft America Inc.(NyCad Batteries) 711 Industrial Blvd. Valdosta GA 31602 Lou Magnarella. His number is 912/245-3015
  • San Francisco DOE Support Office 1301 Clay Street, Room 1060 North Oakland, CA 94612 (510)637-1945 (800)523-2929
  • Siemens Solar Industries Solar Cells Department ST-1 P.O. Box 6032 Camarillo, CA 93011 (800)233-1106
  • Solarex Ron S. Tovella 2103 El Camino Real #108B Oceanside, CA 92054 (619)757-4757 fax:(619)757-2354
  • Solar & Electric Racing Association (SERA) 11811 N. Patum Blvd. Suite 3031 Phoenix, AZ 85028 (602)953-6672 fax:(602)953-7733
  • Solar Car Corporation Makes of EV's 1300 Lake Washington Rd. Melbourne, FL 32925 (707)254-2997
  • Solar Electricity Today 750+ Dealers, info& manufacturers of EVs 2303 Cedros Circle Santa Fe, NM 87505
  • Solar Energy International Renewable Energy P.O. Box 715 Carbondale, CO 81623 (303)963-8855 fax:(303)963-8866
  • Electrosource Makers of the Horizon Battery Jerry McAlwee Test Eng. (512)707-1088 JerryMgt40@aol.com 3800 B Dorssett Drive Austin, TX. 78744-1131 Wm. Craven-Sales Development #512-445-6606 fax 512-445-6819
  • North East Sustainable Energy Assoc. 23 Ames St. Greenfield, MA. 01301 TEL# 413-774-6051
  • Global Light & Power 520 Pine Street Sand Point, ID. 83864 Components, Conversions Steve VanRonk #208-263-5027 fax 208-263-6908
  • Ellectro-Technical Services LTD 1402 Chariotte Road No.Vancouver, BC Canada V7J 1H2 Axel Gringmuth #604-987-6188 fax 604-253-0644

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[edit] Arizona

Wilde EVolutions, Inc. [2/95] Roderick Wilde or Bob Rickard Tel#: 800-Fast-EVs (800)327-8387 Fax#: (360)385-9295 InternetAddress:(Wilde_EVolutions@olympus.net) P.O. Box 938 Jerome, Arizona 86331 - and - 218 Polk Street, Suite 343 Port Townsend, Washington 98368 Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product/Service: Electric vehicle conversions: * High performance vehicles for street & track * Specialty cars (classics, street rods, etc.) * 4WD utility vehicles

EcoElectric Corporation [9/94] Mary Ann Chapman John Witt Tel#:(602)889-1056 Fax#:(602)889-6746 InternetAddress: No Mailing Address: P.O. Box 85247 Shop Address: 3244 East Pennsylvania (Do not mail to this address) Tucson, AZ 85754 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle Conversions of sedans and light trucks, Non-street vehicles, and non-vehicle industrial equipment. EV components, proprietary (own design) components. Will put together EV conversion 'kits' or packages out of their own components. Ask for free catalog. Brokers used EVs, occasionally, you may call, to see if any are for sale. EcoElectric Corp/hpfax(9,1,602-889-6746)

Suntera the Solar Electric Chariot Company Steven Parente Director of Technical/Media Communications Liaison for Crash Worthiness Program P.O. Box 341 Honokaa, Hawaii 96727 suntera@ilhawaii.net (808) 775-7771- voice (808) 775-9363 - fax

[edit] California

VoltAge, Inc. [3/95] Bob Hadden Tel#:(310) 532-4536 Fax#:(310) 532-2079 InternetAddress: (Volt45@aol.com) 18422 South Broadway Gardena, CA 90248 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Specialty conversion shop, converting gas vehicles to electric propulsion. with Re-gen, Cold batt. protection, Ni-Cad Batt's, + more. VoltAge Inc/hpfax(9,1,310-532-2079) Internet/hp0000/um (Volt45@aol.com)

Replica Roadsters [9/94] Capt. Glenn Roach (AKA: Cap'n Watts-his-name ) InternetAddress: Don McGrath (dwmcg@genie.geis.com) Tel#:(310)329-5436 Fax#:(707)963-4748 via Don McGrath 17508 Delia Avenue Torrance, CA, 90504, USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kit/Components: No Product: Conversions have included several Geos under contract to Delco, the original "Voltzwagon", an MR2, and a Porsche 914. Installs fueled power sources in EVs to make hybrid vehicles. Hybrid and Electric boats. Replica Roadsters/hpfax(9,1,707-963-4748)

Kaylor Energy Products [9/94] Tel#:(408)338-2200 Fax#:(408)338-2400 InternetAddress: No 20,000 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek, CA 95006 USA Dealership: No Converter: No Kits/Components: Yes Product: Conversions, conversion kits, Fiberglas bodies, components, K-Veta box (plenum box, user friendly conversion kit pre-done) Specializes in Air cooled VW conversions (Bugs, Gihas, Vans, Rabbits), Will do mail orders, has How-To books, & videos. (sEVs) Low price/performance EV conversion Kits under $2,000 for small vehicles. Invader GT-5 Sports car kit, Electric or 100MPG hybrid car kit. Kaylor EnergyProd/hpfax(9,1,408-338-2400)

Electro Automotive [10/94] Mike Brown Shari Prange Tel#:(408)429-1989 Fax#:(408)429-1907 InternetAddress: No P.O. Box 1113 Felton, CA 95018 USA Dealership: No Converter: No Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle Conversions, Conversion kits, Components. Converts light vehicles, Rabbits Light trucks & sedans. Will do mail orders, has How-To Books & videos. Training programs for hobbyists or professional technicians;referral to trained installation facilities; project feasibility studies (affordable for hobbyists);SCCA race cars In the electric conversion business since 1979. Free literature on request; catalog for $5.00 US (refundable on 1st purchase). Electro Automotive/hpfax(9,1,408-429-1907)

Sun Toys [3/95] Tel#:(800)SUN-TOYS (408)464-8697 Fax#:(408)423-9119 InternetAddress: No 1803 Mission Street #50 Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: EV conversions. Has used Kaylor Kits. Sun Toys/hpfax(9,1,408-423-9119)

California Electric Cars [3/95] Craig Campbell Tel#:(408)899-2012 Fax#:(408)655-3335 Internet Email: (tbrooks@aol.com) via Tom Brooks 1661 Del Monte Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955 USA Dealership: No Converter: No Kits/Components: No Product: Purpose built EV from ground up, specifically: a sport utility vehicle and light truck (brand new). California ElectricCars/fax(9,1,408-655-3335) Internet/hp0000/um (tbrooks@aol.com)

Mike's Auto Care [8/94] Mike Slominski Tel#:(415)343-8801 Fax#:(415)343-4131 InternetAddress: Mike Slominski (evdriver@aol.com) 951 S. Claremont St. San Mateo, CA 94402 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Converts EVs. Will convert cars for people who bring in the car and already have the Kit. A professional job, using better components and methods. Mikes AutoCare/hp0000/um (evdriver@aol.com) Mikes AutoCare/hpfax, 415-343-4131)

Electric Vehicles Inc. Tel#:(415)964-3974 Fax#:(415)306-0137 InternetAddress: No 2736 Winfield Drive Mountain View, CA 94040 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: No Kits/Components: No Product: Sells used Jet Industries EVs to local Santa Clara Valley CA residents. DO NOT inquire if out of the San Francisco peninsula area.

San Diego Electric Automobile Co. [9/94] Ron Larrea Tel#:(619)443-3017 Fax#:(619)561-4558 InternetAddress: Jeremy Phillips (PHILLIPS@GAV.gat.com) 9011 Los Coches Road Lakeside, CA 92040 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle Conversions: Escorts, Golfs, Rabbits, Karman Ghias, and others. Custom Conversions & consulting. Will buy vehicle, convert to an EV, and ship to you. Brokers used EVs. San Diego ElectricAuto/hp0000/um (PHILLIPS@GAV.gat.com)

Mendo Motive [2/95] Gary Flo Tel#:(707)964-1331 Fax#:(707)964-6500 InternetAddress: No 110 West Elm St. Ft. Bragg, CA 95437 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kit/Components: Yes Product: Conversions and Kit/Components for Electric Vehicles. Specializes in Porche 550 Spyder replica conversion. Also, have kits for Vanagon and S-10 trucks. Dealer for Zivan chargers and Zapi regen controllers. Has a full line of EV components, to handle your conversion needs. Offers the Electrac Tractors. Mendo Motive/hpfax(9,1,707-964-6500)

U. S. Electricar (Formally: Solar Electric) [3/95] John Dabels (Vice President Sales & Marketing) Tel#:(707)525-ECAR {525-3227} (800)832-1986 Fax#:(707)525-3224 InternetAddress: (pnortman@ecar.com) Santa Rosa, CA 95406 USA Dealership: No Converter: No {Manufacturer, They don't really convert for other people} Kits/Components: No Product: Manufacturer of Electric Vehicle conversions for fleet US Electricar/hpfax(9,1,707-525-3224)

BAT International [3/95] Bob Martino Tel#:(818)565-5555 Fax#:(818)565-5559 InternetAddress: (BAT565@aol.com) 3601 Empire Ave. Burbank, CA 91505 Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: No Product: Base prices: 1995 Geo Metro $18.9K; Ford Ranger truck $24.1K. These conversions have a 3 year warranty on batteries & vehicle, and 2 years on the electric components. BAT EVs are at least $10K less than other EV conversion competitors, and have won most categories in EV America, a national competition of EV converters/manufacturers. Financing, & leasing available. Also, Battery additive: Ultra Force Battery Catalyst (BAT juice). BAT International/hpfax(9,1,818-565-5559)

Green Motor Works [9/94] Bill Meurer Tel#:(818)766-3800 Fax#:(818)766-3969 InternetAddress: No Service Dept.# (818) 508-2248 5228 Vineland North Hollywood, CA 91601 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: No Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle dealership, has converted cars in stock (Cushman 3 wheel, Kewet, Fiero, VW Rabbit, Escort Wagon). (sEVs & nEVs) Videos & conversion kit plans available. Electric bike assist. Green MotorWorks/hpfax(9,1,818-766-3969)

Electric Car Company of America, Inc. [8/94] Richard Mayer & Don Eaton Tel#:(818)763-7321 Fax#: No InternetAddress: No 5730 Tujunga Ave. - P.O. Box 380 North Hollywood, CA 91603 USA Dealership: No Converter: No Kits/Components: Yes Product: EV Components, Engineering, & Service.

Cruising Equipment Co 6315 Seaview Ave NW Seattle, WA. 98107 Rick Proctor, George Ure ceco@wln.com Watt/Hour meters etc for Evs (206)782-8100 FAX (206) 782-4336

KTA Services [8/94] Ken Koch Tel#:(909)949-7914 Fax#:(909)949-7916 InternetAddress: No 944 West 21st Street Upland, CA 91784 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Conversion components & kits, 6 California Certified Kits, VW Kits, engineering design development computer base performance predictions, electronic design. Computer modeling. (Does not do the conversion, but gives help on your conversions). Catalog: $5.00 (refundable on 1st order) KTA Services/hpfax(9,1,909-949-7916)

Kerner Industries [10/94] Ken Earnest (Dir. Advanced Vehicle Systems) Tel#:(916)342-8000 Fax#:(916)891-5000 InternetAddress: Grant Coblentz (grantc@ecst.csuchico.edu) 890 Fortress St. Chico, CA 95926 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kit/Components: No Product: Will convert any light car or truck to electric. Has pre-converted EVs ready for sale. Both Electric and Hybrid conversions of fleet and custom. Kerner Industries/hpfax(9,1,916-891-5000) Internet/hp0000/um (grantc@ecst.csuchico.edu)

Drive Electric [3/95] Bob Dean Tel#:(916)442-5110 Fax#: No InternetAddress: No 1206 C st. Sacramento, CA 95814 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle conversion (No Kits) Parts, & Service., Drive Electric conversions: Geo Prism, S-10 pickup, (sEVs & nEVs) (CARB certified for Calif. rebate), 4-wheeler Kewet, conversions using either dc or ac systems. DVM Licensed Dealer, new and used EVs. ElectricCar CompanyofAmerica/hpfax(9,1,818-763-3201)

Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Company [3/95] Tel#:(714)956-4040 Fax#:(714)956-3130 InternetAddress: No 2114 West Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92804 USA - mailing address: PO Box 4240, Anaheim, CA 92083 USA Dealership: No Converter: No Kit/Components: No Product: Manufacturer of Industrial EVs, like the Elektruk.

[edit] Colorado

Unique Mobility, Inc. [12/94] Robert L. Rehn Tel#:(303)278-2002 Fax#:(303)278-7007 InternetAddress: No 425 Corporate Circle Golden, CO 80401 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: No Kits/Components: Yes Product: EV Fleet sales, Specializing in Brushless DC Motors/Controllers. Unique Mobility/hpfax(9,1,303-278-7007)

[edit] Florida

Renaissance Cars, Inc. [9/94] Dennis Kaiser or Bob Beaumont Tel#:(407)724-2284 Fax#:(407)724-5288 InternetAddress: No 5205 Babcock Street, Suite 7, Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: No Kits/Components: No Product: Low cost ($15,000) two seated "Tropica" sports car. 'The' Tropica manufacturer. They are planning to ship in OCTOBER '94. Tropica bodies are ABS. The first run of 400-500 Tropicas will be called the Signature Series. Renaissance Cars/hpfax(9,1,407-724-5288)

Solar Car Corporation [3/95] Doug Cobb (President) Richard Normyle (Salesperson) Jim Greene (Projects Manager) (407)254-2997 Tel#:(407)254-4566 Fax#:(407)254-4773 Internetaddress: Doug Cobb (74601.2205@compuserve.com) 1300 Lake Washington Road Melbourne, Fl 32935 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric Vehicle Conversions, Kits: Chevy S-10 Truck, 1983-Present EV Component enhancement: PV Panels, Heaters, Air Conditioners Solar CarCorp/hpfax(9,1,407-254 4773)

[edit] Hawaii

Suntera Tel#:(808)775-7771 Fax#:(808)775-9363 InternetAddress: No PO Box 341 Honokna, Hawaii 96727 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: No Kit/Components: No Product: Sunray, a simple street legal two seater city EV.

[edit] Idaho

Global Light and Power [9/94] Steve Van Rounk Tel#:(208)263-5027 Fax#:(208)263-6908 InternetAddress: No 520 Pine St. Sandpoint, ID 83864 USA Tel# (707) 522-1218 Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: EV parts/components for conversion of light weight original design vehicles, produce light weight EVs: scooters, ultra light and solar assist vehicles. Carries a full line of Solar Electric products & projects. (sEVs and nEVs) Electrathon workshops. Low price/performance EV conversion Kits under $2,000 for small vehicles. Global LightPower/hpfax(9,1,208-263-6908)

[edit] Massachusetts

GreenWheels Electric Car Company [1/95] Jeff Kester Tel#(508)927-7148 Fax#(508)927-7750 InternetAddress: Jeff Kester (kester@shore.net) WWW Homepage: http://www.shore.net/~kester/ 181 Elliott Street, Unit 605 Beverly, MA 01915 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes (Components only) Product: Complete EV Conversions, Conversion Services, Gliders and Specialty Components including battery boxes & battery thermal management components. Specializes in converting imported autos. Jeff Kester/hp0000/um (kester@shore.net)

Electric Vehicles of America, Inc. [8/94] Bob Batson Tel#(508)897-9393 Fax#(508)897-6740 InternetAddress: No 48 Acton Street P.O. Box 59 Mayard, MA 01754 USA Dealership/Sales Area: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: EV Consultants/Conversions/Components, Engineering, & service. Maker of Chevy S-10 pickup conversion. A source of detailed information, help, and plain old good advice to help ensure EVs are safe and sane. EVsof America/hpfax(9,1,508-897-6740)

Azure Dynamics (formerly Solectria Corporation) [7/05] 9 Forbes Rd, Woburn MA 01801 USA, 781-932-9009, sales@azuredynamics.com, EV drive system components

[edit] Michigan

Ovonic Batteries / Energy Conversion Devices Inc. 1675 W. Maple Road Troy, Mi. 48084 (FAX) 1-313-280-1456 http://www.portola.com:80/OVONIC/

[edit] Oregon

Ecar Company [1/95] Lou Talbo or Marshal Houston Tel#:(503)254-7612 Fax#:(503)292-1054 InternetAddress: (ecar@europa.com) 2430 SW Scenic Portland, OR 97225 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: No Product: Specialty conversions with emotion, style, and Electrifying Performance. Top of the line, tricked out, show car quality

Oregon Electric Vehicle Association Meeting Date/Time: Aug 10, 95, 7:30-9PM (2nd Thursday of the Month) Location: On Mohawk Blvd. Energy Resource Center (ERC), Tualatin Directions: Hwy 5 take Tualatin exit, west to Martinazzi Blvd, South to Mohawk Ave, take the ERC entrance. Contact: Lon Gillas, Tel#:(503)434-4332, Fax#:(503)434-1519, PO 556, McMinnville, OR 97128 USA

[edit] Tennessee

Nu-Kar Electric Vehicles Glen Stevens Tel#:(800)598-6904 (901)853-8021 (901)853-2925 Fax#: No InternetAddress: No 710 Highway 57 Collierville, TN 38017 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Restoration, Parts, Tech Support, Manufacturer Parts for Commuta-Car vehicles

[edit] Texas

Empyreum, Inc. - San Antonio Shop (Vintage Muscle Works) [10/94] Jerry McAlwee Tel#:(210)422-3155 Fax#: No InternetAddress: Jerry McAlwee (JerryMgt40@aol.com) 2809 W. William Cannon I-203 Austin, TX 78745 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Electric vehicle Components, Kits, conversions. Exotics Available! Does everything from Corvettes, Mustangs, to Panteras Vehicles Available as Electric: GT40 - the ultimate exotic, Cobra, Sportech EVX - 80 hp two seater - less than 1600 lbs, Custom - design and building of special projects, land speed record vehicles, etc. - He has contributed major components and fabrication to two electric world records at Bonneville in Sept. 93 & Sept. 94. Jerry McAlwee (512) 707-1088 is also a test engineer for Electrosource of Austin,TX.(Horizon Batteries) Empyreum JerryMcAlwee/hp0000/um (JerryMgt40@aol.com)

Electric Motor Cars, Sales and Service [1/95] Ken Bancroft Tel#:(713)729-8668 Fax#: (call Tel# first) InternetAddress: No 4301 Kingfisher Drive Houston, TX 77035 USA Dealership: Yes Converter: Yes Kits/Components: Yes Product: Full line of EV parts/components for conversion of vehicles; perform custom conversions and technical consulting on projects. Specializes in used EV sales and service. Ken has been in the EV business for 20 years and has customers and contacts all over North America, and including V.C., Canada. Check with Ken for his availability for older EV parts too.

[edit] Utah

See B.A.T. above

[edit] Vermont

Hilton Dier III Vermont Electric Car Co. RD #3 Box 3272 Middlesex VT 05602 Email:hilton3@together.net

[edit] Washington

See Wilde EVolutions, AZ

See Eco Motion, Seattle

See EVs North West, Seatte (in the section on EV resources on the Internet)

Electric Car Company [12/94] Greg Shiff Tel#:(800)247-5990 (206)966-3215 Fax#:(206)366-0927 P.O. Box 618 401 Lincoin St. Everson, WA 98247 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kits/Components: No Product: Purpose Built, ground up EV. MI-6 Sports Hardtop Roadster. ~$30K for a 90+ MPH, 90+ Mile range EV made of light weight materials. Charges on 220VAC 120VAC, 1-3Hrs. Kevlar body, Tube steel chassis. Electric CarCompany/hpfax(9,1,206-366-0927)

ElectriCar Seattle Custom Conversions, and Used EVs 4649 Sunnyside Ave No. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 632-9764

Eco-Motion Electric Cars Steven Lough, Pres Tel#: (206)524-1351 Fax#: (206)526-5348. InternetAddress: (slough1@mindspring.com) WWW page: http://slough1.home.mindspring.com/ecomotion 6021 32nd Ave NE. Seattle, WA 98115 USA Dealership: No Converter: Yes Kit/Components: No Product: Electric Vehicle conversions. Ion-1 sports electric and more.

Doran Motor Company Tel#:(702)359-7356 Fax#: No InternetAddress: No 6290 Sunrise Meadows Loop Reno, NV 89509 Product: ECars:3 wheeled, EGo-Carts, Escooters. Overseas Orders Add $5, Color brochure & catalog information package $5 (refundable on mail order only).

Dolphin Vehicles Tel#:(408)379-2256 Fax#:No P.O. Box 110215 Campbell, CA 95011-0215 Product: Vortex 3-wheel The electric version, for those "ambitious" EV builders looking to do a cool, from the ground-up Electric vehicle.

Nancy Katterman Tel#:(800)251-4555 (510)523-8103 Fax#:(510)523-8143 InternetAddress: Jim McGreen (75462,3057@compuserve.com) 2235 Clementom Alameda, CA 94501 USA Product: The "Zap" power system for Bi/Tricyles. Electric power assist kits. ZAP PowerSystems/hpfax(9,1,510-523-8143)

[edit] Phone List

  • Ziggy Lift, Inc. (719-599-3352)
  • Bruedan Corporation (203-647-9371)
  • Bill Miller Golf Cars (219-744-3955)
  • Trans 2 Corporation (810-553-0500)
  • Neuhof Rebuilders Electrical (507-427-2454)
  • South Jersey Electric Vehicles (609-641-1052)
  • Ehrenberg Industries (610-789-4873)
  • Golf Cars Plus (503-683-1930)
  • Coastal Cars, Inc. (803-448-4756)
  • Cruising Equipment (206) 782-8100
  • D F W Electric Vehicle (214-221-4840)
  • Empyreum, Inc. (512-707-1088)
  • Lake Country Golf Carts, Inc. (817-573-8302)
  • B & B Electric Motors (206-763-3538)
  • Eco-Motion (206-524-1351)
  • Electric Car Co. (360-966-3215)
  • Electric Car Seattle (206-763-2723)
  • Electran Corporation (608-752-7178)

[edit] CA,NY,MA,AZ

  • A & L Electric (818-984-3760)
  • A C Propulsion (909-592-5399)
  • A-1 Golf Cars of Escondido (619-737-8500)
  • A-1 Golf Carts (602-895-2000)
  • American Affordable Auto Rentals (914-633-9999)
  • American Clean Cities Company (914-633-9999)
  • Arizona Machine & Fabrication, Inc. (602-243-5833)
  • Badsey Design of California, Inc. (714-366-1631)
  • Burdicks Battery & Electric (805-962-5501)
  • California Electric Cars (408-899-2012)
  • Cart Mart, Inc. (619-744-4420)
  • Central Coast Golf Cars (805-541-0129)
  • Coherent Power, Ltd. (707-523-0335)
  • Cross Custon Golf Carts (619-345-6061)
  • Curries Gold Carts (602-895-0556)
  • Dolphin Vehicles (408-734-2052)
  • Drive Electric (916-442-5110)
  • EcoElectric Corporation(520-889-1056)
  • Electric & Solar Vehicle Company (212-431-0600)
  • Electric Car Company of America (818-984-3760)
  • Electric Car Sales & Service (310-436-6241)
  • Electric Car Sales & Service(310-634-1388)
  • Electric Conversions(916-441-4161)
  • Electric Vehicles of America (209-266-6832)
  • Electric Vehicles of America(209-497-6532)
  • Electric Vehicles of America (508-897-9393)
  • Electricar Corporation (510-633-1155)
  • Electro Automotive (408-429-1989)
  • Emmett Golf Cars (619-340-6393)
  • George Stark Golf Cars (916-453-1925)
  • Grant & Stone Auto (520-622-5931)
  • Greenwheels Electric Car Company (508-927-7148)
  • Hy-Tech Forming Systems, Inc. (602-944-9174)
  • Kerner Industries (916-342-8000)
  • Lincoln Auto Electric (310-396-0864)
  • Mendomotive (707-937-3136)
  • Mondragon Auto Electric (909-988-8585)
  • Morales Electronics (213-935-8165)
  • Motodyne Corporation (805-564-6952)
  • Pacific Electric Vehicles, Inc. (916-381-3509)
  • Performance DC Products (707-769-8612)
  • Pro Golf Carts (619-599-0844)
  • Sunbelt Battery Company (602-968-8068)
  • The Cart Man, Inc. (714-630-0591)
  • DFW Electric Vehicle 214/221-4840
  • Empyreum Inc 512/707-1088
  • Lake Country Golf Carts Inc 817/573-8302

[edit] Washington State

  • Eco-Motion (206) 524-1351
  • EVs North West (206) 762-4404
  • Gabriel Marine Electric Cars and Boats (206)437-2136

[edit] Books

[edit] Basic Electricity

  • Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Basic Electricity. Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1970. ISBN 0-486-20973-3.

[edit] Batteries

  • Battery Book One. This subject of battery performance and electrolyte temperature and much more is detailed in "Battery Book One" published by Curtis Instruments. Available from: Bob Batson Electric Vehicles of America (508) 897-9393
  • Batteries for Electric Vehicles: Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (S P, 541), Paperback (Special Order)

[edit] Design and Manufacturing

  • Bob Brant, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle. Paperback, or hard cover. Tab Books, 1994, ISBN 0-8306-4231-5
  • Michael Hackleman, Electric Vehicles, Design & Build your own. EarthMind (1977), 4844 Hirsch Road, Mariposa CA, 95338. ISBN 0-915238-179
  • Clyde R. Jones, Convert your Compact Car to Electric. Domus Books (1981), 400 Anthony Trail, Northbook, Ill 60062. ISBN 0-89196-0961 (pb)
  • Douglas F. Marsh, Electric Vehicles Unplugged!, Your Electric Auto Resource. ISBN 1-879857-00-6
  • Steve McCrea and Richard Minner (eds), Why Wait for Detroit? 2nd edition (1992). OUT OF PRINT. Converted to eBook format by Glen Stevens at Nu-Kar Electric Vehicles Tel#(901)853-8021 (901)853-2925 New Material on the website
  • Jim Motavalli, Forward Drive, the Race to Build Clean Cars for the Future. Sierra Club Books. I first read an article on EVs by Jim in the Sierra Club magazine
  • Gary Powers, From Gasoline to Electric Power. This is not a construction manual but the story of how to get started, planning the job, the costs of parts and especially important, the time scale to completion. 180 page paperback, with 29 photos. Available from: EVA Inc, POB 2037 Wolfebobo NH 03894
  • Sheldon R. Shacket, The Complete Book of Electric Vehicles. Publisher: Domus Books, Chicago (1981).
  • Robert J. Traister, All About Electric and Hybrid Cars. Publisher: Tab Books (1982), Blue Ridge Summit, PA
  • L.E. Unnewehr, Electric Vehicle Technology. Publisher: Wiley, New York (1982)
  • Ernest Henry Wakefield, The Consumer's Electric Car. Publisher: Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI (1977)
  • 1994 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Challenge (Sp-1103), Textbook Binding (Special Order)
  • Advancements in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology (Sp-1023), Paperback (Special Order)
  • Design Innovations in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Sp-1089), Textbook Binding (Special Order)
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Advancements (Sp-969), Paperback (Special Order)

[edit] Societal Factors

  • F. Fabre, et al, Cost 302 - Technical and Economic Conditions for the Use of Electrical Road Vehicles. Transport Research. Paperback (Special Order)
  • David A. Kirsch, The EV and the Burden of History.
  • Tom Koppel, Powering the Future: the Ballard Fuel Cell and the Race to Change the World. Tom sent me a review copy of this 274 page hard cover book published by John Wiley and Sons, Canada
  • Kenneth W. Krutz, SolarWind, 1986. Source: P.O. Box 849, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
  • Michael Schayerson, The Car That Could. A detailed story of industrial intrigue, politics, and the will to succeed. The story from the inside of how General Motors came to produce the worlds most advanced Electric Car, spanning almost a decade from 1987 to the present.
  • Michael Brian Schiffer, Taking Charge : The Electric Automobile in America. Hardcover
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