|Owner's Other EV||Self Balancing Scooter|
|Location||Collaroy Plateau, Sydney, New South Wales Australia map|
|Vehicle||1992 Toyota Hilux / Tacoma 2WD |
Toyota Hilux (Tacoma) Ute / Pickup.
1992 Tray back. 3 phase industrial AC.
ASEA 15kw Motor.
Australia's first, registered industrial AC,
This vehicle is now sold.
|Motor||Asea Brown Boveri ASEA 3 phase 15kw 3-Phase AC|
ASEA 3 phase 15kw
Delta wound (prefer star)
|Drivetrain||Direct drive on drive shaft.|
|Controller||Danfoss Danfoss 5042|
Danfoss industrial variable speed
|Batteries||50 Greensaver 20Ah. SP20-12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
20Ah Greensaver EV batteries. According
to the specs, the 20Ah unit has a very
low Peukert factor. total of 12kWh.
|System Voltage||600 Volts|
|Charger|| 48 volt 2.5A chargers|
12 48 volt, 2.5A chargers and one 24
volt 2.5A charger.
|Heater||PTC heater core in air vents.|
|DC/DC Converter|| 2 x 12 volt 25A switch mode power supplies.|
12 volt 25A switch mode power supplies.
Powered from +300 and -300 volts.
Modified to supply 13.8V.
Internal bleed resistor need to be
|Instrumentation||Standard electronic speedo. Controlled |
from motor controller.
Tacho displays torque.
Voltage meter on controller display.
|Top Speed||50 MPH (80 KPH)|
Theoretical top speed of 51 MPH using
low ratio (5.125:1) differential from
Toyota Hiace Van.
|Acceleration||Very good. I could even increase the |
diff ration back to 4.11 for less
acceleration and higher top speed.
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
Maximum range of 40km
|Watt Hours/Mile||385 Wh/Mile |
241 Wh/km. This is in a very hilly
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, 2 kids.|
|Curb Weight||3,417 Pounds (1,553 Kilograms)|
Before conversion 1250kg
After conversion 1550kg
|Conversion Time||10 months.|
|Conversion Cost||est $14000 AUD including vehicle |
certification and registration.
|The regeneration charges about 10% back to the battery.|
"As for c, that is the speed of light in vacuum, and if
you ask why c, the answer is that it is the initial
letter of celeritas, the Latin word meaning speed."
Isaac Asimov in "C for Celeritas (1959)"