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    Is this a repost? I haven't seen this before. It is absolutely magnificent. I'd love to built a DS with a tesla driveline someday. DS's scream out for a dead silent and powerful motor. It appears he just leaves it in 4th and uses the torque of the electric motor and never changes gear



    MUTE THE SOUND.... the presenter is the most aggravating prat I've ever heard in youtube video

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    Man.! I'd love to have the power of a good sized electric motor under a DS.. The only thing they lack apart from a good air-con system is enough grunt to do the chassis justice.
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    Apparently it is so quiet that it highlights any other noises that the car may have such as creaks and groans going over bumps and rough roads. I presume that would be apparent with most electric vehicles though.

    I saw this car at a club event a few years ago. Brilliant piece of work.

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    Interesting , well executed conversion. The presenter is a real PITA though !

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    it is a repeat thread Many scourned presenter! It would be great if the builder could hand over the cheat sheets so I could chuck my motor and start again. Definitely the way to. There must be a huge amount of weight to drag around with the batteries though surely?

    If only there was a more sophisticated video, I honestly couldn't watch it again with the sound on...

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    I think that may have been the car displayed at a NSW Citroen Car Club meeting some years ago. The owner/builder can make sense of it, but I think it would baffle the NRMA, Citroen specialists and auto electricians equally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    it is a repeat thread Many scourned presenter! It would be great if the builder could hand over the cheat sheets so I could chuck my motor and start again. Definitely the way to. There must be a huge amount of weight to drag around with the batteries though surely?

    If only there was a more sophisticated video, I honestly couldn't watch it again with the sound on...
    There's a link given to Aldo's website in the video if you keep an eye on the bottom of the screen. Presumably more info there. The original engine and gearbox weren't especially light to begin with, but the batteries could well be more all up and it looks like more weight further forward too.

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    You could move quite a lot of batteries to where the fuel tank is .... and the recess at the bottom of the boot by adding a false floor. This would bring the center of gravity down considerably too
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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    There's a link given to Aldo's website in the video if you keep an eye on the bottom of the screen. Presumably more info there. The original engine and gearbox weren't especially light to begin with, but the batteries could well be more all up and it looks like more weight further forward too.
    Agreed, original engine and 5S gearbox not light - I ended up with them when Aldo "left the building" in Ultimo for Switzerland a few years back.
    The Electric DS was the only vehicle that he would not part from.
    Batteries are not wet cell but the latest lithium technology made in China to Alfo's specifications if my memory serves me correctly.
    Digressing a bit, it reminds me of my concern of things "Made in China" and that is, we don't know to what specifications components are made to. The Chinese are more than capable of making high quality components. I found a Chinese outlet in outer Melbourne that has every conceivable tool one can imagine; took me hours to get out when I went there to pick up a wheel barrow (non tube) wheel.
    I told the proprietor of my view of Chinese tools and he responded with "it depends on what you pay for them". He could not answer as to how one would know.

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    Personally I think a CX would be a fantastic donor for an electric vehicle, iconic car and you can pick them up so cheap.


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    I have a spare CX if anyone wants to have a go!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d coupe View Post
    Personally I think a CX would be a fantastic donor for an electric vehicle, iconic car and you can pick them up so cheap.


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    Really you need a spare Tesla as a donor
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    Every one on this forum has a spare Citroen
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    I see an electric gs in bris a while back, has one motor up front and two in the rear ,was well done ,pugs

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