OwnerBrian Fox
LocationSunnyvale, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2007 Blue Sky Design BugE
3 wheel electric motorcycle kit from Blue Sky Design WebPage
MotorAdvanced DC 140-01-4005 Series Wound DC
5.5" ADC series DC motor, not reversible
DrivetrainDirect chain drive
ControllerAlltrax 4844
Axe 48V 400A
Batteries4 Optima D34M, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 1214CC
4 12V 7A chargers, one per battery
HeaterSun shining through the canopy
DC/DC Converter
25A 48V to 12V converter
InstrumentationBicycle speedometer/odometer
Still building the 4 volt meters (1 per battery)
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
AccelerationDecent acceleration for around town driving & commuting
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Stop and go 0 to 45 mph reduces range to about 27 miles.
Drove 10 miles up 2200 feet to the top of the Santa Cruz mountains with a little charge left over.
EV Miles
Current:1,000 Miles (1,609 Kilometers)
    As of 2/21/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight385 Pounds (175 Kilograms)
Weight with batteries but not the driver
Tires2.25" wide, 16" diameter
Conversion TimeAbout 60 hours over 2 months
Conversion CostA little over $5K

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