|Owner's Other EV||Chitty Chitty Bang Bang|
|Location||London, England United Kingdom map|
|Vehicle||1998 Fiat Cinquecento |
|Motor||Nelco N132 Series Wound DC|
Seems to be doing very well,, considering i pulled it out of a forkilift and its rated at 45v.
|Drivetrain||Standard 5 speed manual with clutch removed.|
|Controller||Zapi H2 600|
Blew it up during development. Popped a good few caps and FETS by cranking the current right up. Until I get a new motor, i will run at 300Amps Max.
|Batteries||8 other Deep Cycle Leisure, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
For my first attempt I'm using Flooded Lead Acid batteries designed as Leisure Batteries. Hopefully these will last a good few months. They weigh 30kgs (60lbs) each.
|System Voltage||96 Volts|
Works OK, not had any problems with it.
|Heater||240v mains heater on timer to warm it up in the mornings before I get in. Then 2 x 12v 150W ceramic heaters in place of the original matrix. They do warm the air a little, but I'm only doing short journeys, so it should be fine, until I get a 96v ceramic heater in there.|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
85Ah wet lead acid deep cycle battery fitted. All electrics run fine off this. It is charged by on-board 12v charger
|Instrumentation||Using the Electrofit Zapi Console, for the moment.|
|Top Speed||62 MPH (99 KPH)|
A mightily impressive 62mph! Was expecting about 40mph, but it kept pulling!
|Acceleration||Actually quite good, even with the current set to minimum (300Apms) its more than enough. Easily keeps up with and passes traffic.|
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
At least 25 miles, but I have no instrumentation to tell me DOD. Batteries sag, so battery instantaneous voltage it not a real measurement. I'll do more testing.
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)|
Estimated to be 1000kg all up weight.
|Tires||175/65 R13, which are the wrong ones for the car, but might actually be better, due to the extra mass. Running at 45 psi|
|Conversion Time||78 man hours all in. Not bad for a first attempt.|
|Conversion Cost||Total expenditure will be £2599 ($5000)including controller, batteries, charger, the car (cost £180), wires connectors etc...|
|Additional Features||Kept vac assited pumps and just fitted a Volvo Vac pump. Brakes are pretty good.|
|Controller needs extra ventilation/fanning as it gets up to 60 degrees C.|