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supernova2
03-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Hi has any one looked at the electric nova built in india the web site is www.supernovaev.com (http://www.supernovaev.com) i found it while looking for novas in general.

Gmacz
03-12-2013, 03:11 PM
I am guessing that this is a complete con to get investors to part with money.
No pics of the car with batteries or electric motors, running car is a normal petrol car.
Nothing anywhere to show anything but normal cars.
Supernova ev is an electric bike not based in india.
Just my opinion. :giveup:
Nice website.

Peter
03-12-2013, 04:32 PM
This one has done the rounds several times so I will not elude to it further than to say , there is NO electric Nova, not in India or anywhere else. it is one mans dream (who has a couple of old Nova's). that cannot get off the ground., total BS, it will never happen.

Mostin
03-12-2013, 05:05 PM
Hi all.

Hi Supernova2 this is the chap who killed off the nova in the UK.

As Peter said this has done the rounds. There is a thread somewhere in this forum? Its very sad to say this seems to be abit of a con which is a great shame for Nova lovers.:@:annoyed:

Cheers.
Mostin

Gaisa
03-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Hi Supernova2 this is the chap who killed off the nova in the UK.



You always get at least ONE killjoy out there who ruins it for the rest of us! :cursing: :cursing:
Regardless of his previous antics, there are those of us who refuse to let the Nova die outright, and if I had my way, I'd bring them back in force; glass or carbon shells, tube frame chassis and so on, but thats an expensive dream someone like me will never see happen on a large scale, I'll be lucky to get one myself, let alone go into production mode, sadly, if the US Sterling site's anything to go by, such a venture would struggle... :cry:




As Peter said this has done the rounds. There is a thread somewhere in this forum? Its very sad to say this seems to be abit of a con which is a great shame for Nova lovers.:@:annoyed:

Cheers.
Mostin

Yeah, I found it. That [insert string of profanities here] of a con man really hurt my favorite car's reputation.

Spacenut
03-12-2013, 07:03 PM
I think his intentions where honest, at least to start with. But it was also abundantly clear right from the start that his ambition FAR exceeded his talent. Or business acumen, for that matter!

Lauren

Gaisa
04-12-2013, 01:29 AM
Point.
I'll avoid commenting about his business sense, since that's been rehashed more times than I care to count, and his attempt to get a grant or financial backing... :rofl:

As for making an electric nova...

I think I'll stop there before my own ignorance guides my foot into my mouth :bleh:

CyCo
04-12-2013, 10:51 AM
Peter isn't quite right. There are a few of our cars (at least one of each Nova, Eureka and Stirling off the top of my head), that have been built up as an electric car. But they're individual builds, and not someone out to go into production.

Peter
04-12-2013, 01:43 PM
Peter isn't quite right. There are a few of our cars (at least one of each Nova, Eureka and Stirling off the top of my head), that have been built up as an electric car. But they're individual builds, and not someone out to go into production.

And currently where?

Mostin
04-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Hi all.


I think his intentions where honest, at least to start with.Lauren

Sounds like he was wearing those "first time kitcar builders spec's"
I'll pick it up Friday. Build it over the weekend & be ready for its MOT by Monday morning :drive:


:offtopic: sorry.
Mostin.

supernova2
04-12-2013, 06:16 PM
many thanks to all who replyed. i was saddened to hear it was a fake as such. but as they say you learn something new every day.
Hi all.



Sounds like he was wearing those "first time kitcar builders spec's"
I'll pick it up Friday. Build it over the weekend & be ready for its MOT by Monday morning :drive:


:offtopic: sorry.
Mostin.

MartinB
05-12-2013, 07:45 AM
And currently where?

remember watching these a while ago...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3e_UDbGmaM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3e_UDbGmaM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH5aoUtG5gQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH5aoUtG5gQ)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHgfzVqzzE8
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHgfzVqzzE8)
...no idea if its still on the road, (but then nor is my car!), but an interesting conversion! `)

Neil
05-12-2013, 09:01 AM
I embarrassed myself by declaring that we'd do an electric conversion when we randomly/accidentally bought a Nova in bits a couple of years ago. That was before I'd considered how all problems become pretty intractable without knowledge, skill, experience, tools or even a garage. :)

Wearing bottle-thick 'first time kit car builder specs' and in total ignorance I thought 'there are beetle ev conversion kits' - 'Novas are beetles' - 'how hard can it be?' It turns out that 'quite hard' is the answer to even getting an MOT on a 45 year old vehicle, but there are plenty of people who have made electric Novas/Sterlings. There're a few links here http://www.sterlingsportscars.com/Electric_Sterling.html and there are others dotted around. Our car is on the road - thanks in large part to Dudley at Talon Sports cars. It's faintly possible that we'll give conversion a go, but lovely as it is, the Nova is so impractical it'd only be a demented impulse to set myself another unreachable engineering challenge. It'd be great if an engineer on the forum took electric conversion on.

CyCo
05-12-2013, 02:14 PM
And currently where?

You mean production or individual builds? There's the one that MartinB posted videos of (Sterling), and come to think of it, there was a black Sterling that was electric and on the road somewhere in the US of A, saw it on a website for home built/converted cars. And the green one linked to by Neil. There was also a Eureka here in Oz that was in the process of being converted (South Australia if I'm correct), and there was meant to be another one actually on road, but never had that one confirmed. There was a Nova that I think Spacenut posted an article on, that I think got on the road, but I can't remember the details on.

As I said, you were partly right. 100% about there not being a company putting these into production with an electric engine. But there are a small collection of individually built electric powered cars of the Nova/Eureka/Sterling family.

Spacenut
05-12-2013, 10:13 PM
There was a Nova that I think Spacenut posted an article on, that I think got on the road, but I can't remember the details on.

Probably the Nova "Dragonfly" project, allegedly acquired by a major car manufacturer and mothballed. The project needed a futuristic promotional vehicle, so the Nova fit the bill perfectly. The Elams supplied the Mk1 bodyshell, and I think the VW floorpan was retained, with the super-secret electric motor coupled to the VW transmission. Production cars were supposed to get a more family-friendly body and chassis, although the line drawings I saw showed full-length gullwing doors, not dissimilar to the Lamborghini/Bertone Marzal...

Its the motor technology and power control electronics that make a successful electric vehicle, neither of which are readily available to the amateur builder...

Lauren