|Owner's Other EV||1986 Jeep Cherokee XJ|
|Location||Fort Collins, Colorado US map|
|Vehicle||1975 Porsche 914 |
1975 Porsche 914, found in Colorado Springs, conversion started July 2006, completed November 9 2007
Rebuilt with AGM batteries from Aug 2009 to Feb 2010
|Motor||Azure Dynamics/Solectria AC-24 3-Phase AC|
57HP peak, 18HP continuous
|Drivetrain||Original 901 transmission|
|Controller||Azure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC 445|
144V min nominal, 100V min operational, 96-98% efficiency
|Batteries||18 Concorde AGM-1280T, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
80 amp-hour sealed lead-acid batteries, 55 lbs each.
|System Voltage||216 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC-20|
120/240V input. Also has Mk2 regulators on each battery, connected via RJ11 bus.
|Heater||Canev electric heater: WebPage|
|DC/DC Converter|| CAE APS-55 220V|
Battery-charging converter. Originally sold as an AC charger, but rated to work with DC as well (which is, of course, how I'm using it)
|Instrumentation||Original, plus voltmeter and ammeter. PakTrakr is mostly installed now.|
|Top Speed||100 MPH (160 KPH)|
Untested, as claimed by Electro Automotive - fastest I've gone so far is 65 MPH
|Range||32 Miles (51 Kilometers)|
This is estimated range to an 80% DOD based on the Peukert constant, 80 Ah batteries, and 250 Whr/Mile.
|Watt Hours/Mile||250 Wh/Mile |
This is actual Whr/Mile while running. If you include charging overhead, it is actually more like 379 Whr/Mile (as verified by a KWh meter attached to the charging cord).
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)|
Weighed at 2930 lbs on a quarrey's scale, subtracted 180 lbs on the flooded->AGM conversion
|Tires||Michelin Pilor Exalto A/S 195/60R15|
|Conversion Time||Roughly 160 hours|
|Conversion Cost||$15,000 and counting...|
|Started with the Electo Automotive "Voltsporsche 914 AC" kit. High quality parts, but long delivery times. Have since replaced many components (charger, DC-DC converter, front electronics, voltmeter, etc.) due to switch from 144V flooded to 216V sealed batteries.|