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The Battery Vehicle Society is a UK Society with about 300 members who have an interest in battery electric vehicles.

Amongst the membership there exists a wealth of practical knowledge, both in the conversion of cars to electric traction and in the day to day operation of electric vehicles as a practical means of transport. Others have an interest in the history of electric vehicles.

Members of the Society have participated in competitions in the UK and around the World and society members have achieved international successes. These competitions encouraged members to develop their own components and Cedric Lynch has gone on to achieve world acclaim for his Lynch motor. In earlier days society member Alan Freeman developed his pioneering electric solar car, the first road legal solar vehicle in the UK.

The Society journal: the "Battery Vehicle Review" is published six times a year and includes events, articles on battery vehicles, and items for sale.


BVS Chairman & Acting Secretary:  Ian Gordon  26 College Glade, Caerleon, Newport, South Wales NP18 3TB  Phone 01633-421190  ian@iang.vispa.com 

BVS Vice-Chairman: Alan Ward  Coasters Cottage , Hermitage, Dorchester DT2 7BB  Phone 01963 210449  dorset2wards@hotmail.com

BVS Review Editor & Sales Officer: Frank Wykes  44 Heath Road, Market Bosworth, NUNEATON, CV13 0NX Phone 01455-290499  
or 'Tyn Lon', Trefdraeth, Bodorgan, Anglesey LL62 5EU or 01407-840612

General Enquiries:  Richard Pryor   3 Blandford St. Mary,  BLANDFORD FORUM,  Dorset DT11 9LH  Phone 01258 455470

Technical Enquiries: Paul Compton   48 Shakespeare Rd, Luton, Beds LU4 0HS  01582 573195   paul@paulcompton.vispa.com 

Competition Secretary:  Gordon Floa   Future Technologies,  Woodham Court, off McLaren Roundabout, Woking, Surrey GU21 5NJ  
07771 895429  gfloat@futureenergies.com 

Solar & Road Vehicles Co-ordinator & Publicity Officer:  Brian Hampton  21 Bounds Croft, Greenleys, MILTON KEYNES, Buckinghamshire MK12 6AW   Phone 01908-316991 battery@zetnet.co.uk 

Membership Secretary: William Macphee   29 Armour Road, Tilehurst, READING, Berkshire RG31 6 HA Phone 0118-9414873

 

 

Cedric Lynch's electric cycle

 

The Battery Vehicle Society had a visit to Cornwall over the weekend of the 12th to the 15th of October 2003.  There was a symposium at "Gaia" on modern developments in battery electric vehicles. Of particular interest were the discussions on peoples experience using Lithium-Ion batteries.  

 

Among the speakers was Cedric Lynch who had installed a pack of "Thundersky" lithium cells in his streamlined electric motorcycle 3 days before.Being cautious he stopped twice for recharge on the way to GAIA from Potters Bar. With increasing experience & confidence he only stopped at Honiton on the return trip, making the 175 mile leg from Honiton to Potters Bar in 3 hours 45 minutes running time plus a 15 minute "rest" stop.

 

Thunder Sky TS-LP 8581A (former 8582)

Rated 100amp-hour @ 3.6volts

Operating range 2.8 - 4.25 volts

maximum discharge current 300 amps

Best charging current 30 amps

Temperature range -25 - +75 deg C

Dimensions: 230x145x63 mm  Weight 3 kgs  Cycles > 500

LINKS TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT SITES

BATTERIES

 

Bolder Tech battery manufacturer
USA battery manufacturer douglasgattery
Electric fuel corp news, information, Israeli Zinc Air technology
Lithium polymer batteries from 3M and EV's
CMP Batteries (part of Exide)
Exide (HQ in USA), Battery market leader in Europe
Fiamm Italian & UK battery manufacturer, third largest in Europe
GSJapanese battery manufacturer,has a UK operation
Hoppecke Batteries,German manufacturer, Fourth in Europe
Hawker Energy Products (part of Invenysis)
Invensys, Hawker Battery company,second largest in europe
Optima advanced lead acid batteries
Ovonic Energy Convertion Devices / NiMH Batteries & hydrogen
Saft produces Nickel cadmium batteries, and a pilot NiMH plant
US Battery manufacturer
Yuasa Manufacturer of small portable lead acid VR batteries

 

EVENTS


Australian World Solar Challenge
Solar vehicle events in Japan
Huddersfield University event for small ev's,
99 Sunrayce, search for "sunrayce"
greenpower EV events for schools, contact Barry Shears
sunrayce Site under construction

MOTORS

 

lemco motor manufacturer
Unique Mobility,manufacturer of brushless pm motor & controls

ORGANISATIONS

European assisted cycle organisation
futureenergies
Bruce parmenter, extensive list of EV contacts
Southern Calif EV1 owners club
Southern Coalition for Advanced Transportation
Australian Electric Vehicle association
US Dept of Energy alternative fuels data centre
Portugese Electric Vehicle association
Dutch association of electric vehicles
French Electric Vehicle Association
European Electric Road Vehicle Association, info & links
Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association
Belgian Electric Vehicle Association
Boston Area Solar Energy Association
EV links via member pages
Calstart Electric Vehicle program,includes news & EV listing
Car sharing scheme in Portland, Ohio
Italian Electriotechnical Committee
Italian Electric Vehicle Association
Independent links to clean vehicle info.
http://www.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/electricvehicleracing/
www.clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/electricvehicleworld
Pro micro EV site with very useful links Cardiff, South Wales
UK site that claims will have EV content
Americian Association of EV's
Alternative fuels vehicles group,+ newsletter on ev related news
German Electric Vehicle Association
Sponsor of 2000 EVCO Electrathon / EV council of Ottawa
Swiss EV club
Electricity de France, ev's on website, runs 1000 ev's
S California Edison El Transportation (300 vehicle EV fleet)
American Electrathon competition site
Electric Boat Association of America
UK Govt energy saving trust, assists EV purchase
Swiss EV club
Environmental transport association UK
Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas
EV Associan of Canada
velomobile assisted human power vehicles
Mid America Electric Vehicle association
action group for promoting green cars in USA
Green Car Institute,publishes green car info/contacts
UK Electric Vehicle Association
Japanese EV Association
Carl Hayden High School EV racing team, claims 1st in Nation
Health and Energy Dot Com, Renewable & EV section
Rocky Mountain Institute Hyper Car centre
Institution of Electrical Engineers Savoy Place, London
Electric Vehicles of America Inc
Mendrisio swiss village Electric Vehicle Project
Swedish Transport & Communications research board
Swedish Energy supplier
Mid Atlantic Regional Consortium for Advanced Vehicles
Northeast Alternative vehicle consortium, projects & links
USA National Electric Drag Racing association
NESEA Toul del Sol northeast sustaniable Energy association,Greenfield, Mass
National Institute of Environmental Studies homepage -Japanese
NREL is USA leading lab for renewable energy research
DOE Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project, links to HEV suppliers
San Diego gas & electric EV home page with links
Birka Energi,includes stockholm Energi
Swedish Electric Vehicle Association
Sacramento Electric Transport consortium/Hawaii EV project
National Station Car Association EV hire/sharing
97 Sunrayce, Kansas City Northwestern University entry
Univ of New south Wales Solar Racing Team
Collective voice of Swedish Electricity distributors contact list
Telge energy,swedish Energy company
Union of Concerned Scientists EV Information/ ZEV support
99 Sunrayce, UMR entry, go to main site search for"sunrayce"
US Global Change research Program, info and comment
Swedish hydroelectric electricty generator
LISELEC project in france, EV's in La Rochelle
Victoria transport policy inst, research transport problem solving.Canada
San Diego Electric Vehicle Consortium
Project fleet of EV's at St Quentin in France

 

PUBLICATIONS


Another EV guide
Edison Electric Institute, Press releases on energy issues
Subscription to view gallery of EV's created by Bruce Gast
Electric Vehicle News Magazine and info on ev events
Electrifying Times -EV magazine
Online EV news in German, perhaps post IOM event there
E-Mobil 2000, EV rally (in German).
EPRI EV Information Centre power generation co
UK Govt energy saving trust, assists EV purchase
UK offbeat EV web magazine
Web newsletter/magazine
US newsletter on alternative technology vehicless and fuels
DOE Fuel economy web site manufacturers, emissions, EV links
search for links"electric + vehicles" to give EV contacts
Batteries International,industry magazine based in UK
Home Power magazine, renewable energy information
InnEVations, EV info, links and services, vehicles for sale
Ralf Wagner's German EV homepage/links
EV Links
Dr Simon Roberts Electric Peugeot106, with links to EV sites
EV Publications and links
The Batteryman,industry magazine based in USA, contact list
A green fleet grows in sutton
European EV's for sale page
EV sites listing
World Watch Institute/ Magazine - environmental research
Future vehicle trends and battery EV info

 

SWITCHGEAR


Albright-Electric vehicle contactor manufacturer (world leader)
Curtis Instruments (US coy, component suppliers worldwide)
Controllers and other parts for EV's
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Inc. Advanced charging systems
Wilde Evoloutions, EV parts supplier and builder
Power controllers Ltd, EV parts supplie
Sevcon, controllers for battery powered applications
Elecrtofit/Zapi Controller manf (Group includes Zivan chargers)

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT


Alternate Fuels suppliers
Environ 2000 natural power event, contact Ruth Stockdale
Environmrntal pressure group
US Supplier of EV's for low impact living
Heartland energy efficency website
Rockey Mountain Institute (org for efficient resource use)
Energy Contacts for Sustainable Energy
Alternate Fuels Vehicle directory,extensive web links

VEHICLE SUPPLIERS

 

Asmo Electric kart
Lepton Scooter
AVT 100 Passenger vehicle
Flyer Electric Bike
Bombardier Neighboroughood Electric Vehicle
Corbin Sparrow single seat vehicle
US Prodrive Electric bike
Daimler/Chrysler Epic
Sun Shark Solar EV
Global Motors Electric bike
22 passenger electric bus
Ekokart Trimite kart
Zappy scooter & other kits
Elcat Cityvan 202
Elebike electric bike
New Century electric bike
Lectra VR24 Electric Scooter
Global E-bike
Fiat 500 electric
Ford Ranger & TH!NK EV's
GEM E825 2-4 seat EV
General Motors EV1
Giant LaFree bicycle with "pedalassist"
Gorilla All Terrain Vehicle
Honda Insight Hybrid car
Thundervolt 701 Electric truck
Kango electric Kart
Mercedes Fuel cell car
Gizmo Small Personal transport vehicle
Doran Electric 3 wheeler kits
Nissan Futura Electric Vehicle 2
Supplier of Neighborhood electric vehicles
Australian hybrid electric car (Lowemmission Electric Vehicle)
Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd
US links/info pages www.drivingthefuture.com
English Electric Vehicles, St Mellion, Cornwall PL12 6RS
East Penn manufacturing co, large US maunfacturer
EV site and links
Electric Vehicles Dot Com, web site under construction
Electric Vehicles NW
EVS Vehicle converter and HQ of New England electric auto Assn
Elecro Automotive,sells propulsion systems, have raced ev's
EV supplier info
EMR Electric go karts
Electric Vehicles International, manufacturers of el buses
UK EV supplier
small company developing Future EV
Ecomotion Electric car sales, links & info
Horlacher AG, Rail and EV development company
AC Electric Vehicles, Finland(EV Drive Train Solutions)
PSA Peugeot and Citroen vehicles
Asmo EV Kart manufacturer
Swiss Light Electric Mobiles
Development company designing electric scooter
Volvo Group Sweden
Citi EV

More details can be obtained from the Battery Vehicle Society, to join costs just 12 per annum (concessions 8) and entitles the member our Society bi-monthly publication "The Battery Vehicle Review".   Please see the contacts above.

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