BatteriesBatteriesInstrument clusterChargerRear battery box
OwnerBarry Oppenheim
LocationNew Hope, Pennsylvania United States map
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Vehicle2002 Saturn Vue
MotorNetgain Warp9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain2.2L, 4cyl, manual transmission
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K-HV
HEPA accelerator option
Batteries48 CALB/Skyenergy SE180, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Original lead acid batteries lasted 2
years and 10K miles. Replaced with above
and Manzanita Micro BMS
System Voltage158 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
HeaterBrussa hot water by Metric Mind. Hot and
DC/DC ConverterIota
InstrumentationEVision by Metric Mind
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Probably could go faster but not on
highway much with it.
AccelerationSame as original 4-cyl engine.
Range95 Miles (152 Kilometers)
Above range is theoretical based on actual
capacity of cells (SE180's are actually
200AH). I have gone 65 miles on several
trips using about 135AH.
Watt Hours/Mile325 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,800 Pounds (1,727 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeAugust to March working sporadically.
Conversion Cost$5K for donor + ~$15K for parts and
batteries. Another ~$12K for new
batteries and BMS

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