Padded rear cargo deckE-meter and Ammeter mounted on left pillJ1772 Charge PortRear batteries and charger mounted underAvcon power unit mounted in garageUnderhood batteries controller and motor
OwnerMike Chancey
Owner's Other EVs1980 Jet Electrica 007
Honda Pusher Trailer
Razor E-punk
2013 Nissan LEAF SV
2020 Chevrolet Bolt LT
LocationKansas City, Missouri United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1988 Honda Civic
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerAuburn Scientific PC600-144 Kodiak
air cooled
Batteries13 Deka 8G31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
group 31, My fingers are crossed that I finally
have the right battery for my needs. I
installed the 02/21/2007 at 204,446.9 miles. (83
months and 10,270 miles later, they are still
going strong, though I seldom cycle them below
65% charge remaining.)
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerZivan NG5
240 VAC 5 kW
b) Solectria BC-1000u 120 VAC for opportunity
Heaterdual ceramic elements
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-50
with U-1 gel-cell battery
Instrumentationa) 500 Amp ammeter (battery/motor current,
b) E-meter
c) PakTrakr
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
in third gear, probably about 100 flat out
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in 16.8 seconds (feels faster)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
30 miles absolute max. When I need longer range, I
just add my pusher trailer
Watt Hours/Mile309 Wh/Mile
While I have gotten down around 210 on ocassion, I
usually lead-foot it and use about 300-320,
(measure at the battery) With charging losses it
would be something like 340 to 360 at the outlet.
EV Miles
Start:195,154 Miles (314,002 Kilometers)
Current:214,717 Miles (345,479 Kilometers)
Total:19,563 Miles (31,476 Kilometers)
    As of 9/18/2015
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
TiresGoodyear Integrity 175/65/14 at 38 PSI
Conversion Time13 months
Conversion Costnot sure, probably about $10,000
Additional Featuresa) Power Brakes
b) AM/FM Cassette Stereo
c) J1772 charge port
d) battery warmers
e) interior pre-heater
f) trailer hitch
g) laptop connected to E-meter and PakTrakr for data logging, wireless
connection to home network when parked.
h) steering wheel mounted buttons for cruise control in pusher trailer.
i) factory fuel and temp gauges connect to pusher trailer
The pusher is made from another Civic so except for the color they are a
matched set.


1/26/2014 The pusher has basically been pointless, too much trouble to
hook up and all it does is point out the limits of my EV conversion. It
has now not been used in several years.

7/21/2015 All good things must come to an end. I have purchased a used
2013 Nissan LEAF. There is no practical way to upgrade the Civic to
even approach the range, utility, comfort, and safety of the LEAF. With
the limited resale value of EV conversions it looks like I will have to
strip the Civic for parts.

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