OwnerFinnish Electric Vehicle Tech. Ltd.
Owner's Other EVs1999 Citroen Berlingo Electrique
1997 Subaru Elcat Lithium
1995 Neoplan
LocationSouthern Finland Finland map
Vehicle2005 BMW 530i E60
A real brand new Beemer to be converted
MotorBrusa HSM6.17.12 3-Phase AC
A new model from Brusa. Stunning figures in such a small package
DrivetrainUsed to be gasoline 3.0 liter guzzler. Rear wheel drive. AC motor will mount directly to the differential.
ControllerBrusa DMC524
Small and powerful. Fits nicely in the trunk below spare tire.
Batteries0.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
A new battery type (chemistry). Not for sale yet.
System Voltage400 Volts
ChargerBrusa NLG5
Changed to watercooled version.
DC/DC ConverterFEVT 3,2 kW DC/DC
Air cooled
InstrumentationOriginal CPU screen has been hacked. Gearshift has been removed and touch screen added at that area. Final setup is still under brainstorming...
Top Speed150 MPH (241 KPH)
Will be governed
AccelerationTBD.. but should be enough. At least as good as in the original ICE version.
RangeTBD. Will be determined by the differential ratios and efficiency overall. Can be even as low as 200 miles .. but aiming high :)
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
after first tests I will update hard numbers here.
EV Miles
Start:5,000 Miles (8,045 Kilometers)
Current:5,000 Miles (8,045 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 8/9/2008
Seating Capacity5 adults with luxury feelings
Curb Weight3,528 Pounds (1,603 Kilograms)
Idea is to keep the original weight. Man.. these cars are made heavy.. due to safety ??
TiresWhich are under already. 235/45 R18 or so..
Conversion TimeShall still take time. At least 300 hours
Conversion Costbudget 70 000 eur
Additional FeaturesRemote diagnostics (over SSH and 3G) for the batteries and now also for the vehicle it self.
I thought they would have done better ... It was far too easy to intrude the original system. It's like a open book. It took 5 liters of Cola, few bags of rye bread and 10 hours from few water proof nerds to hack in and out. Now we can set wipers on and honk remotely :) If the beefed power steering would be controllable I could drive the car remotely.

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