|Owner's Other EV||2006 Performance K-101 E-Bike|
|Location||Edmonds, Washington US map|
|Vehicle||1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet|
|Motor||Netgain ImPulse 9 Series Wound DC|
Fit PERFECTLY with adapter plate and mount
from Electro Auto!
|Drivetrain||Manual FWD 5-speed|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Z1K-HV|
|Batteries||52 CALB/Skyenergy SE100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
Replaced 96V lead acid pack with 170V
EV Power BMS configuration for the CALB
|System Voltage||170 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC-20|
|DC/DC Converter||Belktronix Narrowband 170VDC in - 13.6 VDC out|
DC/DC reworked to support new Vin of 166V.
|Instrumentation||TBS Expert Pro with 10:1 voltage scaler|
Traction Pack Voltage (170V) meter
Aux voltage (12v) meter
|Top Speed||90 MPH (144 KPH)|
|Acceleration||Very good! The battery pack is a third of |
its original weight at 350 lbs.
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||250 Wh/Mile |
Average with one driver/no passengers.
Range from 200 Whr/mi - 400 Whr/mi
depending on terrain.
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)|
Lithium diet got this car back to its
original curb weight, perhaps a bit
|Tires||Stock VW wheels.|
Sumitomo HTR-200 LRR Tires.
|Conversion Time||~9 months calendar time|
~7 weeks actual effort
|Conversion Cost||~$17K, including car & batteries|
|Additional Features||Convertible! No A/C required!|
|Bought donor vehicle for $450 in September 2007.|
ICE came out on 11/25/2007.
Gas tank and fuel lines came out on 12/22/2007.
Manual steering rack installed on 12/22/2007.
Winter Break - too chilly to work on car!
Removed unnecessary engine electrical wiring on 2/1/2007.
Rebuilt rear brakes/wheels on 2/15/2008.
Electric motor and controller bought on 3/1/2008.
Front & rear battery racks bought on 3/15/2008.
Electric motor/tranny installed on 4/19/2008.
Front & rear battery racks installed on 5/17/2008.
Batteries installed on 5/25/2008.
HV cabling completed on 6/22/2008.
Z1K-HV & HB2 arrived on 6/23/2008.
Belktronix DC/DC arrived/installed 7/6/2008.
LV wiring completed on 7/15/2008.
System test completed on 7/31/2008. It works!
Maiden voyage on 8/1/2008.
Charger installed on 8/7/2008.
Retrofitted from 180V to 96V traction pack for increased
range in Q4 2008
New maiden voyage (with new batteries) on 1/1/2009.
Daily driver through 2009.
Lithium upgrade took place between Nov 2009 and March
Daily driver 2010-present (25 miles per day)!