|Owner's Other EVs||1976 Reliant Kitten|
1998 Peugeot 106 Electrique
|Location||Fife, Scotland United Kingdom map|
|Vehicle||1998 Citroen 500E |
Factory-built Citroen electric van.
|Motor||Leroy Somer SA18 Separately Excited DC|
162V, 15kW continuous, forced air cooling.
|Drivetrain||Sagem IGBT controller, Sepex-DC Leroy Somer motor, single-ratio front wheel drive transmission.|
Single-IGBT controller, 300A armature and 10A field drive. Water cooled.
|Batteries||27 Saft STM5-100MRE, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded|
|System Voltage||162 Volts|
3kW isolated charger, water cooled.
Also home-made 13kW fast charger (1 hour recharge).
|DC/DC Converter||Sagem OEM|
1kW, water cooled.
|Instrumentation||battery % gauge, power meter.|
|Top Speed||62 MPH (99 KPH)|
|Range||60 Miles (96 Kilometers)|
40 miles in mixed traffic, using less than 80% charge.
|Watt Hours/Mile||400 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,196 Pounds (1,452 Kilograms)|
|I bought this factory built EV second hand in 2005, it's been incredibly useful, used as my main vehicle. |
As it is discontinued and dealer service is patchy and expensive, so for battery maintenance I produce a kit (see website) so that owners can do it themselves.