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8 Best Electric Pickup Trucks of 2020. It’s no big secret that the automotive industry is in the middle of a major shift, as vehicles with electric powertrains are — for the first time ever — set to overtake traditional gasoline engines in popularity and availability.

8 Best Electric Pickup Trucks of 2020

And while that shift has been a long time coming, there’s an interesting trend taking shape within that shift. Over the course of just the last couple of years, a number of brands — both new and long-standing — have announced a very specific type of electric vehicle they’re working to produce. Of course, we’re talking about pickup trucks. These bedded four-wheelers are often heralded as highly-capable workhorses, off-road-ready adventure mobiles, and even supply-hauling daily drivers. And now automakers are beginning to see the very real, very impressive potential of pickups with electric powertrains. Electric Work Vehicles.

Researchers increase solar cell efficiency by more than 50 percent—cost is the big hurdle – EUCI. GENERAL ALUMINUM INFORMATION. 1100 This grade is commercially pure aluminum.


It is soft and ductile and has excellent workability. It is ideal for applications involving intricate forming because it work hardens more slowly than other alloys. It is the most weldable of aluminum alloys, by any method. It is non heat-treatable. It has excellent resistance to corrosion and is widely used in the chemical and food processing industries. 2011 This is the most free-machining of the common aluminum alloys. 2014 & 2017 The 2017 alloy combines excellent machinability and high strength with the result that it is one of the most widely used alloys for automatic screw machine work. 2024 This is one of the best known of the high strength aluminum alloys. 3003 This is the most widely used of all aluminum alloys. 5005 This alloy is generally considered to be an improved version of 3003. 5052 This is the highest strength alloy of the more common non heat-treatable grades. 1xxx Series 2xxx through 9xxx Series.

LithiumSolar. Carbon Fiber Truss Experiment. Using DragonPlate 1" carbon fiber square tubes and gussets, we built a carbon fiber truss that is very light and incredibly strong.

Carbon Fiber Truss Experiment

The truss measures 8 feet long, 16 inches high with a depth of 12 inches. This is just one of many structures that could be easily built using our square tubes and gussets. Weighing in at just 14lbs., the truss is light enough for a six year old child to lift and carry! Made completely of Dragonplate carbon fiber materials, these types of light-weight structures are highly portable and versatile. With the wide selection of gussets we offer, you are only limited by your imagination as to what structures can be built. We wanted to challange the strength of the truss, so we loaded it with 35 80lb. bags of concrete mixture, totaling a whopping weight of 2800 lbs.! Anyone here experienced with building aluminum monocoque chassis?

I was fantasizing about the 70's (F5000 specifically) and wondered if anyone here had ever been involved in making one...

Anyone here experienced with building aluminum monocoque chassis?

Stampie UltimaDork9/5/19 8:19 a.m. In reply to stroker : I'm hoping this is the start to an epic build thread. havent done it, but was party to serious consideration of building one for FSAE many moons ago (carbon supplier pulled out at last minute) The best area to spend your time is likely the manuals on aircraft fabrication/repair. Hey, This book had some good info on monocoque fabrication. Rog Allan Staniforths original 'Race and Rally car sourcebook' had several examples that described what material, thickness, rivet spacing etc. with lot's of good pics, both of folded aluminium sheet and honeycomb. Build Your Own Race Car. Bluetti AC200: 2000W Inverter, 700W 145VOC Solar Input, 1700Wh Lithium Battery! New 1500wh "Bluetti" Solar Generator: Lithium Battery + MPPT + Inverter Power Box. Design Your Own LiFePO4 Solar Power System - Mobile Solar Power Made Easy! Design Your ownRaw LiFePO4 Cell Battery ​Solar power System!

Design Your Own LiFePO4 Solar Power System - Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!

This is a complete system solution complete with:BMS Protection Features (over/under voltage/over-current/balancing)Low Temperature Cut-offProgrammable Charge/Discharge Bandwidth SettingsMatched LiFePO4 Cells that will last for agesLow-voltage disconnect options for large invertersMake it as large as you want! Power a small village or home if you wantAll at a great price. This is the ultimate DIY LiFePO4 based system and has everything you need for a system that will last at least 10 years. A basic 12V BMS Protected LiFePO4 System: If a single BMS cannot handle the current required by loads, put them in parallel: If you wish to run a LARGE inverter (or any load larger than 2000W), build a 24v/48v System:

DIY 24v LiFePO4 Solar Battery Bank! Beginner Friendly, 2.4 kWh, Cheap, Full Tutorial! 7 van conversion companies that can build your dream camper. If you’ve been dreaming of a camper van—and let’s be honest, who hasn’t?

7 van conversion companies that can build your dream camper

—you have a few options. You could go the DIY route, devoting hundreds of hours and labor to building your own perfect van. Or you could try a camper kit that provides the conversion basics, but still requires you to install it yourself. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group. But if you don’t have the time, inclination, or skills for the above options, you might need to consider a custom van outfitter. There are new conversion companies popping up monthly—although the northeast is still lacking compared to the west—so we’ve rounded up some of our favorites here.

Chosen because of their reputations, verified quality of work, and innovative ideas (and sometimes all three), here are seven companies that can help make your van life dreams a reality. Outside Van Location: Troutdale, Oregon Cost: Conversions starting at $32,000. Sportsmobile Cost: Starting at $35,000. Bowlus Road Chief ® – The Ultimate RV. Off Grid Solar Power by Washington State Van Conversion Company.