OwnerKay Edgecumbe
Owner's Other EVs1979 Conzept
1981 NEEV
Mobility Scooter
Rebuilt Mobility Scooter
Fire Fly
1937 Austin 8
LocationChristchurch, Christchurch New Zealand map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1953 Le Velocette
This was shaft drive motorcycle
Motor starter motor Compound Wound DC
was off a 100 hp Gardner marine diesel and had shunt winding to stop over-speed in service
Drivetrainmanual gearbox 3 speed? and was a water cooled motor
direct drive electric motor through the gear box
1 resistor and direct power plus gears

a series parallel relay in the shunt winding power gave us fierce acceleration from start and dynamic braking at top speed
Batteries4 Century Battery Company ?, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
120 ah battery pack slung over carrier
System Voltage24 Volts
home built
Instrumentationspeedometer ammeter
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
cruised well in bottom gear and never needed the top gear unless showing off
Accelerationfantastic could out accelerate a 600 cc bike up to 30 mph
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
only used it 5 miles each way to and from work
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
not sure of weight but would be the equivalent of a 400 cc bike with passenger
Tires19 inch
Conversion Timeabout 3 weeks spare time
Conversion Cost100 dollars plus the batteries?
Additional Featuresextremely quiet almost weird seeing this large bike sneaking past you
one of my first conversions with my friend C Horsfall
who drove it for a lot of adventurous miles
we both went on to develop the NEEV electric truck 9 of which were built

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