|Location||Erwitte, North Rhine-Westphalia Germany map|
|Vehicle||1995 Volkswagen Golf III |
1995/96 Volkswagen built less than 150 cars like this in cooperation with Siemens
|Motor||Siemens 3-Phase AC|
22kW liquid cooled 3ph permanent magnet synchronous machine
|Drivetrain||Manual transmission with clutch. Five gears, most of the time only 1-3 in use.|
|Controller||Siemens Simovert refit|
Siemens took the Simovert concept and rebuilt this to suit the needs of a car.
Can be accessed by proper software to configure drive parameters like max. current.
This Controller includes the DC/DC-Converter for the 12V on board supply as well.
|Batteries||64 Winston LYP90AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer|
Exide Sonnenschein Traction battery made in Germany :-)
Expected to last for 50-60.000km
As of 2013/14: They did those 50.000km.
Almost. But died anyway.
64 Cells 3.2V/90Ah, 32 in series, two strings in parallel get me 102V/180Ah and stripped about 300kg off the car's weight.
|System Voltage||102 Volts|
2.2kW Charger to work on 220V.
100% Charge in 8-10 hours.
Can be accessed by software to be configured to charge any battery type available.
Charger is used to charge the Winstons without any change. It still charges CC/CV and works perfectly.
Solid State Relay added to turn off the charger via EMUS BMS when charging is complete.
|Heater||Diesel powered Eberspaecher.|
Consumes about 300-400mL/h
8 liter reservoir is filled from the original gas inlet.
|DC/DC Converter||Siemens |
built into the controller
|Instrumentation||Battery SOC instead of Gas-meter.|
Idiot-Lights for temperature, charging and charging status
EMUS Battery management can show a lot of info on Android device.
Cool, Bond-like gadget :-)
|Top Speed||63 MPH (101 KPH)|
Does 100km/h in standard configuration.
Now - 300kg less in weight - does 100 easily :-)
|Acceleration||0-50km/h in about 11s.|
Not a racing car but most reliable :-)
|Range||70 Miles (112 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||250 Wh/Mile |
Uses about 13-15kWh/100km including thermal battery management to heat the battery compartment.
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,663 Pounds (1,210 Kilograms)|
1510kg empty with lead-gel batteries on board
1210kg empty with Li-Ions
1890kg maximum allowed
|Tires||4. All black, round and full of air :-))|
Larger allowed but doesn't make sense.
Filling up to 3 bar to decrease energy consumption works great!
|Conversion Time||This car was an EV from the beginning.|
No conversion done
|Conversion Cost||New car in 1995 was 50.000 Deutschmarks, roughly 25500Euro, 34000 US$|