Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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Rear battery support bracket167 viewsThis bracket was fabricated to mount to the existing chassis without modification to the chassis. The batteries were located as far forward as possible to keep the center of gravity between the two axles.
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Interior - rear109 viewsSeat covers were custom made with the lightning bolt to tie in with the EV theme of the car. Three-point seat belts were installed for improved safety.
07 Motor installed.jpg
Motor installed184 viewsBecause the VW transmission was designed to accommodate an engine cantilevered off the transmission without additional supports, the DC motor did not require additional support besides the four bolts mounting it to the transmission adapter plate.
05 Rear batteries.jpg
Rear Battery Pack130 views11 of the 15 8V lead-acid Trojan T-875 batteries in the traction pack are arranged as far forward of the rear axle as possible. The NEMA boxes contain the 12V fuses and ammeter (on left), and 120V components (on right). The motor controller is on the driver's side below the batteries, and the charger is located on the passenger side below the batteries.
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Front Batteries124 viewsFour 8V lead acid Trojan T-875 batteries of the traction pack are located in front to help balance the weight and take advantage of the space under the hood. The air conditioner compressor and its 120VDC motor are located here, with the condenser and cooling fan conveniently located in the front. The A/C receiver/dryer is installed below the batteries in front. There was just enough room to install the 12V accessory battery on the other side from the condenser.
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Nice doors!116 viewsThe gull wing doors add a sporty look to the EV, and the Mach 1 Mustang rear wing gives it a bit of a retro look.

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Reduction drive Douglass E2M 001.jpg
Reduction Drive Douglass E2M 001124 viewsThis is the 1.67 to 1 belt driven reduction drive that connects the motor to the transmission. Clutch is incorporatedJan 12, 2011
Friendswood car show Oct2010 - 01.jpg
Set up for the car show187 viewsI got a prime spot on the corner as visitors entered the area with the cars. Sometimes it pays to not be first to arrive.Oct 15, 2010
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