Back from paint!VolFront CompartmentController in trunk
OwnerRoss Cunniff
Owner's Other EV1986 Jeep Cherokee XJ
LocationFort Collins, Colorado US map
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Vehicle1975 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
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC-24 3-Phase AC
57HP peak, 18HP continuous
DrivetrainOriginal 901 transmission
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC 445
144V min nominal, 100V min operational, 96-98% efficiency
Batteries18 Concorde AGM-1280T, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
80 amp-hour sealed lead-acid batteries, 55 lbs each.
System Voltage216 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
120/240V input. Also has Mk2 regulators on each battery, connected via RJ11 bus.
HeaterCanev 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)
InstrumentationOriginal, plus voltmeter and ammeter. PakTrakr is mostly installed now.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Untested, as claimed by Electro Automotive - fastest I've gone so far is 65 MPH
Range32 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/Mile250 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).
EV Miles
Current:3,800 Miles (6,114 Kilometers)
 
    As of 2/15/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)
Weighed at 2930 lbs on a quarrey's scale, subtracted 180 lbs on the flooded->AGM conversion
TiresMichelin Pilor Exalto A/S 195/60R15
Conversion TimeRoughly 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.

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