OwnerWill Brunner
LocationRedwood City, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1970 MG B-GT
MotorMitsubishi 112M (metric framesize) 3-Phase AC
240 Volt industrial induction motor
Drivetrain4-speed manual gearbox, no clutch
ControllerWestinghouse MA7200
Industrial motor drive rated for 30 HP continuous
Batteries98 Thunder Sky LFP40AH, 3.50 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Large format lithium iron phosphate chemistry
System Voltage340 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
DC/DC ConverterVicor V375A3V3E264B2
I used 4 of Vicor's 3.3V out (375V in) modules in series because I got them surplus for cheap. This gives over 1kW of DC-DC goodness.
InstrumentationLCD screen of inverter for now
Top SpeedTBD
AccelerationLurchy-- need to figure out smoother control
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Calculated based on 13 kWh pack and 220 Wh/mi
Watt Hours/MileTBD
EV Miles
Start:87,000 Miles (139,983 Kilometers)
Current:87,000 Miles (139,983 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2+2
Curb Weight0
About the same as stock
TiresTube type because of wire wheels. Will probably use Honda Insight tires in the end.
Conversion Time15 months
Conversion Costprobably $12000 in all
Additional FeaturesAntique British wiring that makes my work look good by comparison.
An experiment in using industrial drive components for an electric car. First drive August 2008.

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