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Richard Morgan of Electric Classic Cars, last seen on Fully Charged when we test drove the lovely red VW Beetle, has surpassed himself. This is an amazing machine, slightly faster than the original 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa and beautifully converted. With a 54kWh battery from a Tesla Roadster and two motors end-on-end, it’s 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time has been improved by close to 1 second so “it’s certainly got a little bit of spirit!”.

Source: Fully Charged

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Electric car batteries are being recycled

As written in an earlier article, the number of electric cars has increased dramatically in recent years. There are now more than 4 million electric cars in the world. This is 1 million more than last year. Electric car number 5 million is estimated to be sold during March 2019.  The increase in the number of electric, cars has led to a discussion in what will happen to all the used electric car batteries when the cars are finally scrapped.

Will there be piles of used toxic batteries lying around, or will there be solutions to the battery problem?

No. There is no reason to fear piles of toxic batteries.

There is a growing number of recycling facility’s being established for the recycling of used electric car batteries. This is a recourse, and it is possible to make good money on it.

How do they do it?

When the time comes, and the used lithium-ion battery is no longer usable, a recycling facility will take care of it. There are two ways to do this:

If the batterys is completely without power, they are shredded at once so that the metal components, like steel and copper, can be easily dismantled and separated.

If there are any traces of electric energy in them, they are frozen in liquid nitrogen and smashed to frozen bits. The batteries have no chance to react because of the liquid nitrogen, so the smashing Is completely safe. After this procedure the metals are separated out for reuse.

It is important to menton that an electric car battery can still be used for other purposes after its life in the electric car ends. Usually at this, point the battery still have around 70-80 percent of its capacity left. So, before they are sent off to a recycling center they can be used as batteries in solar systems, a power wall, or as a power equalizer in the power grid.

You can watch the film in the start of the article from Batteriretur to learn more about the recycling process.

Allso read: What happens to old electric car batteries?

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In the United States, some mechanics have started to use Tesla batteries and engine systems in ways Musk had hardly anticipated.

The mechanics provide fossil-driven cars with proven, efficient engines – such as the Audi S5 – with the quiet and power-consuming parts of the Tesla S P85. This means a complete conversion of a petrol-driven car to an electric car.

This type of cars was featured during the Supercharged Sunday event in New York in early August.

One of the remodeled cars that attracted the most attention was just an Audi S5, rebuilt by Samuel Polyak. The rebuild has taken him six months, including the assembly of 3 of Tesla’s lithium-ion batteries in front, and the remaining 13 batteries in the back of the car.

Samuel Polyak is a mechanic in his own company. Rebuilding electric versions of fossil-powered cars – such as the Mazda MX3 from the 1990s has been a great part of his life.

“It’s about time that we all switch to electric”, as it appears on Polykup’s website.

“At Polykup we transform yesterday’s cars with internal combustion engines to tomorrows’ electric-driven. All combustion engine components are removed, and replaced with electrical components according to customer requirements.“

In the video you can see Samuel Polyak show us all the technical details and challenges of rebuilding an Audi S5 to a camouflage Tesla.


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The interest is huge for the Bollinger B1. The American SUV is supposed to have a maximum range just under 200 miles or 320 kilometers with the 120-kwh battery pack. With a ground clearance of 20 inches or 51 cm, the Bollinger will make its best appearance off-road.

The B1 comes with two battery pack options. A 60-kwh battery pack that gives you a range of 120 miles or 193 kilometers, or a 12-kwh battery pack that gives you a range of 200 miles or 320 kilometers. It has to electric engines that provides 360 horsepower’s to all four wheels. It is equipped with the same hydro pneumatic system for level control as the French made Citroën introduced in the 50’s.

The Bollinger company claims that they have produced the world’s first fully electric 4-weel drive. “sport Utility truck”.  In 2014 a group of SUV-lovers came together in the northern part of the state of New York with a common goal, to create the Bollinger B1.

The car or the car to be, seems to be a success so far. More than 19 000 reservations have been made on the car. The price is not yet to be known, but is probably going to be released this fall. The mass production is going to start next year with the first deliveries from 2020.

We are really looking forward to seeing this car on the road.

Sources: Ny Teknik

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