Seven in Brooklyn (adapted from a photo by Lou Dubois)Seven in Brooklyn, NYIMW 7 (207 MPGe) vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV (112 MPGe)Seven At Adler Planetarium Future Tech Night 2013Team IMW at X PrizeEPA tested: 207 MPGe

  • Building a battery warmer for a Wheego LiFe

    We added a 2013 Wheego LiFe to our fleet. It didn’t come with a cold weather package and I was worried about charging the battery pack when the temperature was below freezing. Here is the DIY solution we created to protect the battery in winter.

    Take one panel of Owens Corning closed sell rigid insulation foam board and cut it to the size of the bottom of the car’s battery box. Dig out any channels necessary for it to fit tight against the box, as well as a channel for an electric cord. Place an electric under-floor radiant heating mat in the center of the foam. Fiberglass the mat to the side with the channels. Fiberglass the opposite side as well (for strength). Add metal hooks to attach the heater to the underneath of the car. A brief video introduction of the project can be found on our Facebook page.…

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  • What’s New

    Upcoming event: 04.18.15 - Seven will be on display from 11am – 2pm at the EMITT Academy community event at Jefferson High School (4145 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109).

    Upcoming event: 04.25.15 - Lincoln Cruise In. Weather permitting, Seven will be on display from 1-4pm at Lincoln Center Parking Lot, Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL. All area car clubs and Lincoln College alumni and friends are welcome to participate.

     

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    • Our 4/25 Lincoln, IL car show may be canceled due to weather. Watch this space for updates. 10 hours ago
    • An EV on display is boring. Facts are boring. Rides in the EV is the true sales pitch. If you don’t feel giddy afterwards, it’s not for you. 3 days ago
    • Had fun at Jefferson HS. Best part was driving zombies around the parking lot in 7. No sweat when the passengers already have gory wounds! 3 days ago
    • Ok, so we hit a zombie. http://t.co/KJCa8qcSuW 3 days ago
    • I swear this guy was already dead when he got into 7. http://t.co/KptprIsVId 3 days ago
    • And the zombies are lining up for rides in Seven… http://t.co/NRZKrcPMdU 3 days ago

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