Thursday, March 31. 2011
Last time I talked about the call for feedback on the LVV Standard 75‐00(00) Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Draft #5. You can read my feedback below, unfortunately it doesn't make a lot of sense without the questions so you might want to have them too.
In addition to answers to the numbered questions, I have the following comments:
Wednesday, March 23. 2011
In New Zealand, modified vehicles need to be signed off or "certified" by an engineer. In the 1990s an effort was made to create rules governing the certification of Electric Vehicles but it was never completed and the rules are now quite out of date. The Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association have been updating these rules over the last year or so, addressing a number of shortcomings with the old draft. They are now publicly requesting feedback.
I've already had a hand in the new draft document and I'll be posting my feedback here (and to the LVVTA) in the next few days. If you are building an electric vehicle or thinking of doing so, you should read the draft and submit feedback by the end of the month (8 days!).
Monday, March 21. 2011
There is room for another row of cells in front of the two shown, but this row will have to be slightly lower since the front of the car curves down. There is enough height in the middle to put cells above the motor where it protrudes through the plywood, higher than the rest.
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