|Location||Pasadena, California US map|
|Vehicle||1977 Fiat 124 Spider |
Beautiful convertible car that was rescued from behind a dumpster where it had been sitting for six years soaking up nature. Tons of spider and structural spider webs were found in it.
|Motor||Advanced DC 9.1 Inch Series Wound DC|
9.1" advanced DC motor that was found in an old EV conversion shop in Monrovia when they changed locations. I bought two motors and a controller for $1500, sold one of the motors for $1200 and made a few hundred selling some other parts from the shop, so the motor and controller was practically free. Can't beat that price.
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive car with 5 speed gearbox.|
This controller used to belong to Ed Beagle Jr. Don't know how it ended up in the aforementioned Ev shop.
|Batteries||7 Panasonic EV95, 144.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride|
The NiMH are modules that a coworker rescued from the Honda EV plus program when he worked there.
Also have half a pack of experimental Li batteries
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
3kw prototype charger
|DC/DC Converter|| Aztec pfc powersupply|
|Top Speed||80 MPH (128 KPH)|
Somewhere north of 80, really don't want to go faster in a fiat from 1977.
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
Mixed freeway/ surface street driving, lots of hills. Could probably go further if I babied it.
|Watt Hours/Mile||300 Wh/Mile |
typical daily commute average
|Seating Capacity||2 adults plus 2 hobbits in the pretend back seat.|
|Curb Weight||2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||Plenty, and counting|
|Conversion Cost||Not to bad, most of the money has been spent on fixing up the donor car. Most of the EV components has been free.|
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