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She fits! But into what exactly is this Leaf motor installed? Hmmm, doesn't look front wheel drive...
11/06/2019

She fits! But into what exactly is this Leaf motor installed? Hmmm, doesn't look front wheel drive...

What?! https://youtu.be/3Sf5eANviQAOne of our employees wasn’t exactly thrilled about posting his half finished project ...
10/20/2019

What?!
https://youtu.be/3Sf5eANviQA
One of our employees wasn’t exactly thrilled about posting his half finished project but we were so happy with how much mid-range torque it has in such a small 48v package we thought you would all like to see. This uses a Curtis 350amp controller and Nissan Leaf modules.

Don't want to wait for the electric Harley? Build your own! This one is from a customer in Sweden using a 144v AC-20 and...
10/10/2019

Don't want to wait for the electric Harley? Build your own! This one is from a customer in Sweden using a 144v AC-20 and our TSM charger and BMS. Geared for 100 mph!

Hey, it's our Dilithium BMS Display mounted on the craziest dashboard we've seen in a while. Check out @racingmech to se...
09/25/2019

Hey, it's our Dilithium BMS Display mounted on the craziest dashboard we've seen in a while. Check out @racingmech to see the vehicle it's being used in. You won't be disappointed!

Notice anything odd about this Nighthawk turned EV? This one is using an AC-20 geared for 80mph.
08/16/2019

Notice anything odd about this Nighthawk turned EV? This one is using an AC-20 geared for 80mph.

Our friend Seth at Amped Classics stopped by yesterday to show us his Alfa using a HyPer9 motor system at 144v. Very nic...
08/07/2019

Our friend Seth at Amped Classics stopped by yesterday to show us his Alfa using a HyPer9 motor system at 144v. Very nice work!

Come visit us this Thursday through Sunday at the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show in Richmond CA at booth G16. This is ...
04/02/2019

Come visit us this Thursday through Sunday at the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show in Richmond CA at booth G16. This is our 6th year at this show!

Customer Spotlight! Federico uses our Budget Screamer kit in a shifter kart at an event at the Buenos Aires Race Track t...
03/08/2019

Customer Spotlight! Federico uses our Budget Screamer kit in a shifter kart at an event at the Buenos Aires Race Track that got a lot of attention. He's now hoping to establish an entire class of electric kart racing there. Good Luck Federico!
P.S. be sure to follow us on instagram for more customer vehicles, builds, parts and contraptions!

01/24/2019

Our internet is down so we apologize if there is a slight delay in getting back to any inquiries or tech support! We hope to be up and running again soon.

Notice anything odd about this scenario?That's right, this EV is being charged from another battery pack! ~390v and 30 a...
10/17/2018

Notice anything odd about this scenario?

That's right, this EV is being charged from another battery pack! ~390v and 30 amps into the car from this dc fast charger.

We're pretty happy with a new system configuration that we installed on a test vehicle! The Curtis 175 amp (peak) contro...
09/10/2018

We're pretty happy with a new system configuration that we installed on a test vehicle! The Curtis 175 amp (peak) controller pairs very well with the smallest sealed Motenergy ME1718 motor. The Curtis has a nominal input of 72/96v; here we're only using a ~60v pack for testing and it's still Really fun on this lightweight frame. Excellent driveability and throttle response even at low rpms with no noticeable torque ripple.

We've got a new horse in the stable!  She's a Pearson 30 that we relocated yesterday requiring several hours of motoring...
08/10/2018

We've got a new horse in the stable! She's a Pearson 30 that we relocated yesterday requiring several hours of motoring across the bay with our 10Kw drive system.

It's hard to get rid of an old race car so we dusted it off, loaded it with lithium and ran some hot laps at this years ...
07/10/2018

It's hard to get rid of an old race car so we dusted it off, loaded it with lithium and ran some hot laps at this years Refuel at Laguna Seca.

06/22/2018

We're only a week away from Refuel 10! Come see us at Laguna Seca raceway next weekend. We're going to have our test car there with its Nissan Leaf VCU so you can see it in the flesh. And, we plan on driving it from Santa Rosa just for extra bonus points! See refuelraces.com for more info.

01/12/2018
State of Charge Meter

We've got a new state of charge meter for use with our BMS, see a quick vid here: https://youtu.be/jCGoDsdT4do

Showing features of our new state of charge meter for use with the Thunderstruck Battery Management System

10/10/2017

Thanks to everyone who has checked in with us. You may have heard that there are a lot of fires in Santa Rosa right now, so we apologize if there is a delay in getting back to you. Luckily we are out of the immediate danger zone for right now although deliveries and pickups are on hold for the time being. Hopefully we'll be back to business as usual as soon as possible!

Take a look at Ted Dillard's "Power in Flux" book for an in depth review of the history of electric motorcycles, includi...
08/17/2017

Take a look at Ted Dillard's "Power in Flux" book for an in depth review of the history of electric motorcycles, including the current Nedra records which we still hold a record for in the 1/4 mile, 120v class.

Here's an article about the electric feed truck we've helped Straus Creamery with recently. It's using our chargers, bat...
07/26/2017
Straus Family Creamery powered by cow gas

Here's an article about the electric feed truck we've helped Straus Creamery with recently. It's using our chargers, battery management system and VCU.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/Straus-Family-Creamery-powered-by-cow-gas-11406020.php

With barely a sound, the red and white International Harvester feed truck unloaded a mix of silage, barley and rice to a dozen pregnant cows, releasing a sour, grassy aroma into the foggy morning at Straus Family Creamery in Marshall. The all-electric feed truck is entirely powered by methane gas th...

James Heap made his kids an electric mustang with a 4Q controller and ME0909 motor- as he said "so easy a cave man can d...
06/27/2017

James Heap made his kids an electric mustang with a 4Q controller and ME0909 motor- as he said "so easy a cave man can do it."

The good news is that Brian got it running, the bad news is that it still smells like rotten fish.
06/19/2017

The good news is that Brian got it running, the bad news is that it still smells like rotten fish.

06/13/2017
RESTORE AN OLD SAIL BOAT | Summer Sailstice

For everyone in our sailing community, consider entering this contest to show off your "old, restored sailboat":
http://www.summersailstice.com/contest/restore-old-sail-boat?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Celebrate+Summer+Sailstice+and+Enter+a+Contest&utm_campaign=20170612_m139798126_Celebrate+Summer+Sailstice+and+Enter+a+Contest&utm_term=RESTORE+AN+OLD+SAIL+BOAT

Have you been working on restoring an old sailboat? Finished or not, share your photos and tell us the story!

This large battery pack comprised of Leaf cells is going into an exciting new project for Wind + Wing Technologies. Noti...
05/19/2017

This large battery pack comprised of Leaf cells is going into an exciting new project for Wind + Wing Technologies. Notice our new BMS in use! See windwingtech.com for more info.

Our customer was so happy with his dirt bike conversion he decided to do another so his kids can race!
12/19/2016

Our customer was so happy with his dirt bike conversion he decided to do another so his kids can race!

Our before an after of a 1947 Farmall Tractor to Electric Propulsion with a 48v AC-12 and Lithium battery pack. The owne...
11/03/2016

Our before an after of a 1947 Farmall Tractor to Electric Propulsion with a 48v AC-12 and Lithium battery pack. The owners wished to keep the original "old tractor" vibe, so the components are mostly hidden.

Congrats to our friend Kevin Clemens for setting Four world records and a U.S. National record in the Electric Sidecar c...
09/13/2016

Congrats to our friend Kevin Clemens for setting Four world records and a U.S. National record in the Electric Sidecar class (subject to ratification) using our TSM2500 charger and a Sevcon drive system.

Next up for an electric conversion is this cutie from 1947.
08/02/2016

Next up for an electric conversion is this cutie from 1947.

Alltrax has released a new line of controllers, the SR (series) for brushed motors, which means our old Yamaha has a new...
07/13/2016

Alltrax has released a new line of controllers, the SR (series) for brushed motors, which means our old Yamaha has a new drive system. These offer higher continuous power output for the money than the previous AXE line as well as an updated programming interface.
http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/alltrax-sr-series-controllers-new.html
Alltraxinc.com

Check out the June issue of Wooden Boat Magazine for a conversion article featuring Thunderstruck components, and illust...
05/26/2016

Check out the June issue of Wooden Boat Magazine for a conversion article featuring Thunderstruck components, and illustrations by Jan Adkins.

Our charger tech Spencer managed to find enough time recently to install Dow Kokam cells into his own Karmann Ghia. He's...
05/03/2016

Our charger tech Spencer managed to find enough time recently to install Dow Kokam cells into his own Karmann Ghia. He's also replaced the series motor with an AC drive system at 96v which drives much smoother and has adjustable regen. Woohoo!

04/05/2016

Come see us in the Craneway Pavilion at booth C13 this weekend at #Strictlysailpacific in Richmond California!

Our office manager jumped up and down in joy today over her newly adopted baby. Help us pick a name! I'm going with, Lei...
02/26/2016

Our office manager jumped up and down in joy today over her newly adopted baby. Help us pick a name! I'm going with, Leif?

NHRA Hall of Famer Frank Bradley stopped by for us to tune up his VW conversion. Great work Frank, especially for a firs...
12/23/2015

NHRA Hall of Famer Frank Bradley stopped by for us to tune up his VW conversion. Great work Frank, especially for a first time conversion!

12/16/2015
TSM2500intro

If you haven't had a chance to check out our new charger, here is a quick video introduction:

https://youtu.be/eRgcGAQJ3HE

An Introduction to our New User Adjustable Charger and EVCC!

One of customers using our boat kit made a nice article and describes how he improved on his boat's range:http://www.win...
11/13/2015
Watts Up

One of customers using our boat kit made a nice article and describes how he improved on his boat's range:
http://www.windcheckmagazine.com/watts_up

WindCheck is a monthly magazine devoted to sailors and boaters in the Northeast. Every issue features those who race, cruise and learn to boat in the region.

09/08/2015

Who has a clean picture of our 10KW sailboat kit installed that would like to see it featured in a book about Electric Sailing? If that's you, email us asap!

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2985 Dutton Ave, Ste 3
Santa Rosa, CA
95407

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I finally sent some pics. Sorry it took so long. Thanks for everything.
Is there a way to gauge how much battery bank one would need for a sailboat for the 10KW kit?After considering all the variables like boat type and size and amount of time one might want to motor and all. Someone was telling me I would need $12k worth of batteries. sheesh
The Thunderstruck 5kW saildrive went 37 miles on the Amite River, all day long on about $0.90 of electricity.
Thx Thunderstruck! It arrived this morning. I had it installed by 2pm. Hooked my old batteries in series to get the 48 volts. Turned the key, small click, green light. Runs great. Forward and reverse.
Hi I bought a boat so I could convert to eV, its 32ft and has twin v8 petrol engines in it im pulling them out in the winter to male it eV, what kit would you recommend for it and batterys so it will still plaine and a diesal gen for contued propulsion and extended range thank you