mahindra esupro

The $13,000.00 eSupro Electric Van

India has been at the forefront of car development at price points, well below of what we expect in the US. The latest entry is Mahindra’s eSupro electric van at a price around $13,000.00. It has some interesting specifications: Fully electric van. Passenger or cargo van. 25kW electric motor. 90Nm of peak torque. Approx. 72…

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The Future Of Water Purification

Scientists at Stanford have developed a fast, water disinfecting device using nanofilms and visible light. It is relatively small, but could have a big impact on both hikers and boondockers. The glass tablet is topped with bits of copper and “nanoflakes” of the industrial lubricant molybdenum disulfide. “UV light only counts for 4 percent of…

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Front Parking Sensor

Removal of the front bumper is the biggest drawback while installing this parking aide. The previously installed backup parking sensor, had a quickly removable rear bumper; the front bumper involves dozens of screws, bolts, clips and clasps.

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The firewall is another unexpected hassle, together with the power source and switch location. The backup parking is…
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Tesla Motors cargo van

A New All-Electric Tesla Cargo Van

A new all-electric Tesla cargo van is unlikely to be produced for many years, but the likelihood was first mentioned when CEO Elon Musk recently discussed his future plans with the company. The electric van could be built on the truck chassis, used for the pickup truck that may hit the market next year. Tesla…

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Today’s Snapshot

After a lot of measuring and making a template for the window frame behind the Murphy bed, the actual work started on the frame. I chose hard maple as the whitish color of the wood, complements the white Formica on the walls. The frame has no 90 degree corners and is hand-made according to the…

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Plywood Sub-Floor Installation

It was time for the plywood to be added to the Poly-Iso insulation panels on the floor of the cargo van. I use the paper templates that I made previously to remove the cut-outs from the sheets of plywood and add dadoes to form an interlocking system.

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Although I ended up sealing the plywood at…
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Today’s Snapshot

Just finished the front bumper parking sensor. Having it in front, requires an in-line switch. The full project will be published on the Project Page soon, in the meantime you can have a look at how I installed the similar rear sensor.

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