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  • front brakes on an electric mini

    Brakes

    So it's easy: just pull out the engine and the fuel tank, pop in an electric motor and some batteries, and hey presto - a retro EV!  Ah yes... but what about braking? From a sustainable engineering perspective, one of the satisfying aspects of an EV is regenerative braking ("regen").  An internal combustion engine (ICE) [...] More
  • Charging times

    Charging is one of Electrogenic’s specialisms, and we sell our charge systems to other conversion companies because the commercially available ones are not as good.  It’s a complex area though and one we are frequently asked about.  This article looks at what is going on in the battery when you charge it, and what that [...] More
  • Netgain Hyper9 installed in VW Beetle

    Choosing a motor

    Choosing a motor is the heart of a conversion, and it has far-reaching consequences, but the first thing to say is that you can’t choose a motor in isolation from the rest of the system design.  The amount of power delivered by the motor depends not only on the motor but also the battery and [...] More
  • Electrogenic R-EV Control system

    Safety: electronic vehicle management

    One of the core values for Electrogenic is we build in safety from the ground up.  This is reflected in all our vehicle design.  At the core of an Electrogenic R-EV are the motor, battery and charger systems, and at the core of these is “safety first”. One aspect of R-EV conversions is that the [...] More