OwnerJake Stept
LocationPortland, Oregon US map
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Vehicle1970 Vespa 50S Special
Vintage Vespa smallframe scooter, formerly with a 50cc 2-stroke engine.
MotorMars Brushless 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainFixed chain drive.
ControllerSevcon Millipak
36V
Batteries36.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
LiFePO4 from Yesa. 2 packs, 12 cells and 20 Ah each.
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger
Came with the battery packs from Yesa.
HeaterHa!
DC/DC ConverterMicro Verter UV48
InstrumentationHandheld GPS
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Fast enough for commuting and city riding. Surely faster than in its previous life as a 2-stroke.
AccelerationNot bad if the controller gives me the 10-second 250A boost. Pretty slow if I'm limited to the 100A constant current limit that it's currently set to.
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Most of this was at full throttle.
Seating CapacityMe.
Curb Weight140 Pounds (63 Kilograms)
estimated
TiresContinental 10" x 3.5"
Conversion Time6 months
Conversion Cost$2800
Additional FeaturesAll lights and signals are LEDs.

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