|Owner's Other EV||1992 Honda Civic DX|
|Location||Portland, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1975 Porsche 914 2.0L |
Purchased from camp914.com back in 2007, sold to Dan Brown on Feb. 8th, 2009
|Motor||Azure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC|
|Drivetrain||5-speed 901 transmission, newly rebuilt with new synchro rings|
|Controller||Azure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445|
3-phase AC controller
|Batteries||18 US Battery US8VGCHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Deep cycle golf-cart batteries
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
144V charger modified for high/low charge rates
|Heater||Using hair dryers clamped into the heater ducts. 144Vdc at 600 Watts each.|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-45|
45 amp 144 to 12V converter. Replaced the blown CCPower C400 DC/DC that came with the original kit.
|Instrumentation||Dash mounted 150A ammeter from BlueSea Systems with shunt. PakTrakr battery monitoring system from www.paktrakr.com.|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
Mostly drive at 60mph.
|Acceleration||Not great but it works: 0-60 in 22 sec.|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
Maximum I've gone is 46 miles, but there was still juice left in the batteries.
|Watt Hours/Mile||205 Wh/Mile |
Pulled 30 amps at 140 volts at 20mph.
Pulled 90 amps at 135 volts at 60mph.
This was on a very flat road. Slight declines require no amps, whereas slight inclines require much more amps (top 300amps)
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)|
2100 before conversion
|Tires||General Touring A/S P195/65R15|
|Conversion Time||10 Months. Started in November 2006. Received most of the kit parts in June, 2007. Finished basic car in August 2007. Got final transmission rebuilt by January 2008.|
|Conversion Cost||$13000 for the kit. $6500 for the car. $2000 for the batteries. $800 for a new transmission. $500 for the PakTrakr BMS. |
$1000 for tools, parts, etc...
|Additional Features||Fully restored car with new red paint|
Restored upholstery (tan/red)
Aluminum seat adjuster handles
Custom steering wheel
Rebuilt VDO clock
European style front turn signals
All rear lights are super-bright LEDs
Oil/Alternator light displays controller status
Controller also drives tachometer
Upgraded brakes with BMW320i calipers
|This is the 914 AC VoltsPorsche kit from Electro Automotive (www.electroauto.com). They have a very slow shipping time, but the kit parts are high quality and fit well into the car. One of the biggest issues with the 914 is rebuilding the transmission. Full conversion blog at: 914ev.blogspot.com|
I no longer own this vehicle, but am happy to answer any questions about it. Hopefully the new owner will copy over the contents of this page to his EVAlbum account.