OwnerFinnish Electric Vehicle Tech. Ltd.
Owner's Other EVs1999 Citroen Berlingo Electrique
1995 Neoplan
2005 BMW 530i E60
LocationSouthern Finland Finland map
Vehicle1997 Subaru Elcat CityVan Lithium
A small but swift van for commuting
Few Vids...
MotorLeroy Somer dunno Series Wound DC
Will be upgraded to 8" ADC.
DrivetrainSeries wound DC with 1k Zilla. 5 gear transmission with slipping clutch.
New 8" ADC with Toyota Hiace differential is under work. Direct drive after upgrade. Top speed is then well over 100 mph.
ControllerCafe Electric 1k Zilla LV
Does not need introduction. Absolutely best (DC) controller I have ever seen.
Batteries32 Thunder Sky LCP-600, 3.60 Volt, Lithium-Ion
A powerful battery pack with state of art Linux based CCS (a management system)
System Voltage115 Volts
ChargerFEVT PAC3200
Integrated charger which comes with CCS.
Heater1500 Watt ceramic heater Installed inside the original element location. original heat conduits and blower.
DC/DC ConverterFEVT PAC3200
Optional 3200 W DC/DC for 12V auxiliary devices.
InstrumentationCCS touch screen with all required data
Top Speed88 MPH (141 KPH)
Kicks guts and spins wheels. Clutch cries is about to retire.
AccelerationFront wheels are airborne if set for 1000A from Zilla. 0-60.. TBD
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
60 miles with normal driving with AVG speed about 50 mph. Has been tested with two 200 lbs guys in the cockpit. Crowdy, crowdy..
Watt Hours/Mile288 Wh/Mile
The drivetrain efficiency is quite poor. Comes down to 70%. Upgrade parts are sitting in garage.. no time to fit them in.
EV Miles
Current:22,500 Miles (36,202 Kilometers)
    As of 8/9/2008
Seating CapacityIt accommodates nicely two Japanese. Scandinavian torso is about too much in there.
Curb Weight2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeReassembled it several times during past year. All just to learn all about Lithium battery behavior in EVs.
Conversion Costabout 25 000 EUR
Additional FeaturesRemote diagnostics through 3G networks.
A test bed for possible commercial version for Lithium Elcats

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