Original VehicleDrivers CockpitPassenger DashboardRear TrunkFront TrunkFender Plug SocketGaugesCustom Wheels
OwnerTim Kutscha
Owner's Other EV1992 Honda Civic DX
LocationPortland, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1975 Porsche 914 2.0L
Purchased from camp914.com back in 2007, sold to Dan Brown on Feb. 8th, 2009
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain5-speed 901 transmission, newly rebuilt with new synchro rings
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
3-phase AC controller
Batteries18 US Battery US8VGCHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Deep cycle golf-cart batteries
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
144V charger modified for high/low charge rates
HeaterUsing hair dryers clamped into the heater ducts. 144Vdc at 600 Watts each.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-45
45 amp 144 to 12V converter. Replaced the blown CCPower C400 DC/DC that came with the original kit.
InstrumentationDash mounted 150A ammeter from BlueSea Systems with shunt. PakTrakr battery monitoring system from www.paktrakr.com.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Mostly drive at 60mph.
AccelerationNot great but it works: 0-60 in 22 sec.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Maximum I've gone is 46 miles, but there was still juice left in the batteries.
Watt Hours/Mile205 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)
EV Miles
Start:76,651 Miles (123,331 Kilometers)
Current:84,917 Miles (136,631 Kilometers)
Total:8,266 Miles (13,299 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
2100 before conversion
TiresGeneral Touring A/S P195/65R15
Conversion Time10 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 FeaturesFully restored car with new red paint
Restored upholstery (tan/red)
Custom wheels
CD stereo
Aluminum seat adjuster handles
Custom steering wheel
Rebuilt VDO clock
Fog lights.
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.

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