Hi! My name is Damien Maguire. I am an electronics engineer based in the southeast of Ireland. For over 10 years now I have been combining my love of cars with my commitment to sustainable technology by converting BMWs into electric vehicles and making videos on all aspects of the process. Now that I have some experience I want to take on more fun and exciting builds. I would like to build more cars and projects and present that information in better ways.
Cars should be fun, fast and sustainable. The car is one of the best innovations in human history, but the day of the internal combustion engine is (or should be) coming to an end. The good news is we have a viable alternative ready to go: Electric vehicles. EVs are cleaner, safer and more fun to drive than other cars, but there is so much more scope for innovation and development to make them even better.
Thanks to some amazing connections, in the summer of 2017 I acquired a large Tesla drive unit. This began an odyssey of reverse engineering and design of open source control boards for Large and small Tesla Model S drive units and the 10kw Gen 2 battery charger. These designs went through many revisions and thanks to the support of people on Patreon and elsewhere, I succeeded in this mission.That's my goal: to keep learning, sharing knowledge and doing whatever I can to play a role in pushing EVs forward. I need your help to make it happen! So if you like what I do and want to see more then please support me.
Introducing my newest and craziest project yet. Time to build a tyre shredding electric BMW drift car. If you like my content please consider supporting me via Patreon ... Thanks for watching:)
Quick intro to the motor we will be using in the EV drift car project. If you like my projects please consider supporting me on Patreon.
Looking at how we plan to connect the Siemens electric motor to the E46 drive shaft for our low cost EV drift build. Support me on Patreon Thanks for watching:)
Commencing the interior strip out on our budget E46 Electric drift car project.
Having a little fun disposing of the airbags from the E46. More updates soon.
We continue stripping out the E46 interior.
I answer some of the most common questions I have been asked recently since starting this project.
In this exciting teaser we preview the E46 sunroof delete kit received today (well cut out of a sheet actually) from evdriftparts.com :)
Extracting the dead 4 cylinder from our ev drift car.
We are back with the E46 Drift / Track car project. This time we get rid of that pesky sunroof. For more updates follow me on Instagram @evbmw
Installing the Enova drive unit in the E46 drift turkey. Follow me on instagram for more updates @evbmw and if you would like to support my projects head on over to Patreon. As alway thanks for watching:)
In this episode we strip out the last of the rubbish from the interior. Don't forget to subscribe and check out my patreon campaign : Patreon. As alway thanks for watching:)
Making some big washers and bolting in the mounts for the mid motor drift machine. Thanks for watching and don't for get to subscribe:)
Testing the E46 instrument cluster with some CAN messages. Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching:)
Mounting the driver seat , hydro handbrake and line lock valve in the EV E46. If you like my projects please check me out on Instagram @evbmw and on Patreon. Thanks for watching:)
Plumbing up the hydraulic handbrake and line lock. Sorry bout all the coughing. Got the flu:) Thanks for watching:)