Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Few Local Lubbock EV's for your viewing pleasure (from EVAlbum.com)

I may have mentioned that I love the site EVAlbum.com before. It's where you can see how other people have tackled the problems involved with EV conversion, and it offers some real-world data on using specific components in your own build. One somewhat disappointing aspect of EVAlbum for me is that there are very few conversions to be found between I-35 and Albuquerque. There are three electric vehicles listed for Lubbock:

I have seen this one on the front page of the Avalanche Journal and  I have seen it driving down Milwaukee Avenue. It's a very cool machine.
1973 Opel GT

I keep watching for a bright yellow Escort around town, but no dice so far.
1981 Ford Escort Jet Electrica

I saw this one last night just a few feet from our kitchen.
1961 Piaggio Vespa VNB

This one is not quite local, but I did get to see this one a few years ago in Luckenbach at a vintage motorcycle rally. It is from Blanco, Texas. I was very envious. Be sure to check out the before pic on this page.
1947 Cushman Road King

And then there is this beautiful specimen of automobilia. This pristine Viper SRT10Volt will hopefully be Lubbock's next EVAlbum entry. Yes, I finally found the right starting place for my wife's entry into the Power Wheels race in May. Be watching this space for updates and build progress. Be prepared for 1440 Watts of mean-n-nasty EV power!