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5 Build Your Own Electric Car: DC Motor Basics


In this video, we delve into how a DC motor works! For this project, we used a series-wound DC motor originally salvaged from an electric forklift.
For some great ideas on different vehicles converted to electric, check out the listing at the EV Album!

This video is one segment of an instructional video I created in 2010 from a home-built electric car I made in 2008. Of course, battery and motor technology has advanced quickly since then, and affordable, commercially-built, Electric Vehicles are now a reality.

This video series covers ONE low-tech and simple way of converting a car to electric. Many of these same ideas and techniques still apply to go-karts, motorcycles, boats, and lots of other projects. We hope that you enjoy watching these videos and learn a little something from them.

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