- Why Electric Vehicles?
- Types of Electric Vehicles
- BMW to produce electric car
- Ford Focus
- Hyundai's BlueOn
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV
- Prius - plug-in
- Tata's Indica Vista (India)
- Think City (Finland)
- Varley evR
- Volvo EV
- Other vehicles
- Canberra Light Rail?
- Adelaide light rail extension
- Bendigo Trams
- Christchurch tramway extensions
- Gold Coast Light Rail
- Greens push for light rail plan
- Sydney light rail extensions
- Wellington Light Rail?
- Constructing an electric vehicle
- Helpful websites
- Parts and Suppliers
- The history of the electric car
- Wacky, Wild and Wonderful
Parts and Suppliers
This section can be used to collect links and information about the various components needed to construct an electric vehicle.
There are a large number of suppliers out there, and this is only a partial list. Australian suppliers and manufacturers are shown in bold.
Paul Wayper has assembled a mostly-complete listing of all the cell manufacturers and online stores at:
It can be used to compare cells by their raw data or calculated statistics such as watt-hours per kilogram or cost per amp-hour. It can also help you compare the battery setups for complete packs.
- Enertrac hub motors: http://www.enertrac.net
- Golden Motor: http://www.goldenmotor.com/ - motors for bicycles and small EVs
- Motenergy: http://www.motenergy.com/ - smaller motors, also in brushed DC.
- Printed Motor Works: http://www.printedmotorworks.com/ - standard BLDC motors from 8-16kw, hub motors from 1.2 to 47kw.
- Ultramotive Technologies: http://www.ultramotive.com.au/
- Emrax: http://www.enstroj.si/Electric-products/emrax-motors.html
- UQM: http://www.uqm.com/
- Calmotors: http://calmotors.com/
- Remy motors: http://www.remyinc.com/
- Axiflux: http://axiflux.com/ - very different drive system, but most likely AC.
- Yasa Motors: http://www.yasamotors.com/
- Kostov motors: http://kostov-motors.com/ - they also have brushed DC.
- Bylong Industries Curtis distributes AC induction motors - see page http://www.bylongind.com.au/curtis_optional_items_&_spare_parts.html
- Brusa: http://www.brusa.biz/index.php?id=128&L=1
- Brushed DC
- Tritium: http://www.tritium.com.au/index.html
- Kelly: http://www.kellycontroller.com/
- EVnetics: http://www.evnetics.com/
- Sevcon: http://www.sevcon.com/
- Cafe Electric: http://www.cafeelectric.com/ - Zilla DC controllers
- Rinehart Motion: http://rinehartmotion.com/
Some motors - e.g. UQM, Calmotors - come with their own controllers.
These companies supply parts - usually motors, controllers, batteries and the things to hook them together.
The leading Australian supplier is EVWorks - they're in Perth but they freight across Australia.
A Sydney-based supplier of parts is Gasless Motorsport run by Anthony, who's building an electric drag car.
Another Australian supplier in north Queensland is Drive by Nature.
An Australian supplier of electric bicycle kits is Currie Technology.
Other (usually American) suppliers are:
- Bylong Industries - Curtis controllers, some motors and accessories.
- EV Assemble
- EV Source
- Electric Auto Sports
- Electric Motor Depot
- Electric Motorsport
- Evolve Electrics
- Cloud Electric
- Thunderstruck EV
These websites aren't really suppliers but they do allow you to calculate various parameters of an electric vehicle and compare them.
The EV Calculator allows you to select from various known cars, motors, batteries and controllers and get an idea of how far you'd go at various speeds.