Bare frameRear viewThe throttle pot boxSteel SubframeSide view
OwnerMatthew Parkhouse
Owner's Other EV1972 Volkswagen Van
LocationColorado Springs, Colorado US map
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Vehicle1973 BMW Slash Five
Made up from 1994 Ezgo golf cart rear axle/motor unit and BMW frame, seat, front end. Joined with a steel plate subframe I had made at a welding shop.
Motor Series Wound DC
8HP after market Golf Cart motor.
Pulls 150 Aps on take off, settles into 50 to 70 Amps cruising
ControllerAlltrax 650
Alltrax Golf Cart Controller,
Input from 0 to 5K pot throttle
Batteries4 Deka 92 AH, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I replaced the 6 8-volt batteries with four 12 deep-cycle batteries. Lost a bit of range and gained a LOT in handling!
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger 48 volt GC charger
Plugs into 110 volt AC outlets
HeaterNone
DC/DC Converter
None
InstrumentationMotive Battery Voltmeter (cheap VOM)
Aux Battery Voltmeter
0 to 200 Ammeter with shunt
Sigma bicycle speedometer with sender on front wheel spokes
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
25 to 30 on flat roads
Slows to 18 on steep hills
Up to 35 going down steep hills, I try to keep it below 35 to preserve the motor
AccelerationGreat to 20 MPH!
slow after that
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
This is to 75% DoD (Depth of Discharge)
EV Miles
Start:1 Miles (1 Kilometers)
Current:2,800 Miles (4,505 Kilometers)
Total:2,799 Miles (4,503 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight620 Pounds (281 Kilograms)
420 of that is batteries!
TiresHonda emergency spare tire/wheel units
13" diameter
Conversion Timethree months
Conversion Cost$1500 plus old BMW motorcycle parts I already had
Additional FeaturesLED Headlamps

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