Mini Cooper Clubman

Starting All Over Again

It’s December in Missouri. We endure short, dark, cold days now with ghostly winds and a heavy dampness. It is notably wretched. The problem with global warming is that it means different things to different people. Climate change is mostly frightening to those who have a good climate to start with – ergo the concern …

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2009 Mini Cooper Clubman Electric and the Rinehart Motion Systems Controller

This week, we kind of sort of wrapped up the Mini Cooper Clubman and are now driving it. Which is quite fortunate in that it was 9 degrees Fahrenheit here this morning – a bit brisk. Cape Girardeau Missouri is blessed with four full 3 month long seasons and the spring and fall are truly …

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Cycle Life, Chargers, and Instrumentation

This week we resume after our Thanksgiving break. ;We have a lot of little things going on, and some recurring questions I’ve finally a minute to form some kind of cogent explanation for that won’t sound like total nonsense. [jwplayer file=”news120310 – iPhone.m4v” hd.file=”news120310-1280.mov” image=”http://23.21.184.60/evtv-word-press/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/news120310.jpg” streamer=”rtmp://s2v8uso6bi7t47.cloudfront.net/cfx/st” provider=”rtmp” html5_file=”http://media2.ev-tv.me/news120310 – iPhone.m4v” download_file=”http://media2.ev-tv.me/news120310-1280.mov”] The first had to …

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The Perfect Storm

This week, we received a copy of a new JD Power and Associates study on the adoption of Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles. Note that they do make an appropriate distinction. The Study is subtitled More Hope than Reality, and indeed it paints a bleak picture. In my opinion, JD Power and Associates is one …

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Contest Launch and Mini Cooper Success – or was it DISASTER

Strange week. A lot going on. Reminds me of the early days of Boardwatch Magazine. First, the contest. We’re launched. And we’re getting a very encouraging number of entries. Reading through them, as I noted in a recent post, I’m not sure I’m up to this emotionally. We’re probably going to quick scan 100 promising …

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New Project

I finally got a Friday video up on Friday. This week we talk about the fix for our Mini Cooper Clubman air conditioning (many thanks Marcus Siegert) – a simple high current diode on the positive input. [jwplayer file=”news081310-1280 – iPhone.mov” hd.file=”news081310-1280.mov” image=”http://media.ev-tv.me/news081310.jpg” streamer=”rtmp://s3jgrp4mv5fnqx.cloudfront.net/cfx/st” provider=”rtmp” html5_file=”http://media.ev-tv.me/news081310 – iPhone.mov” download_file=”http://media.ev-tv.me/news081310-1280.mov”] We also introduce our latest project …

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March 26, 2010 EVTV News

We were recently featured in a story in our local paper, the Southeast Missourian.  Nice story.  Thank you guys. We’ve been in quite a struggle with our MES-DEA 200-250 Motor.  On assembly, we found a vibration in the drive train.  When we removed the drivetrain from the vehicle, we found a huge crack almost all …

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