1969 BMW 2002 - ElectricEngine CompartmentEngine CompartmentTrunkEngine CompartmentEngine CompartmentEngine Compartment
OwnerEinar Lorentzen
Owner's Other EVAmante
LocationLong Beach, California United States map
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Vehicle1969 BMW 2002
Converted to all electric 1993 - 1996
MotorAdvanced DC 203--6-4001 Series Wound DC
19 hp continuous, 65 hp peak w/500A
controller. EVCC Adapter plate. Provides
adequate acceleration and top speed for
local commute.
DrivetrainStandard Clutch and 4-speed transmission.
Driven like a regular car, using clutch
and gears. With 8 additional batteries, (40
total), I now drive it in 3rd gar all the time
unless on the freeway. Easy to start even on
a hill.
ControllerCurtis Replaced with Soliton 1000A controller
Batteries40 Voltronix LFP160AHA, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Originally installed flooded lead acid
batteries, but they sprayed acid all
over when charged. AGM batteries are
clean and can also be installed
sideways for better fit. 4 batteries
in the engine compartment, 6 in the
trunk in two racks, replacing spare
tire and gas tank. July 2009 replaced
Lead Acid batteries with 32 Lithium
Iron Phosfate batteries, 14 in trunk,
18 in engine compartment. Now added 8 more
cells in the trunk
System Voltage132 Volts
Charger Single Charger with Voltage limit
Battery Management system removed, none
HeaterPartially installed, but not operational
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 622-11014 DC -DC 84-126V in, 14V/25A out
InstrumentationFrom original car
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Adequate for right hand lane on Los
Angeles freeways
AccelerationNot measured, but about average. With
bigger fuses and circuit breakers, the
Soliton will allow for higher acceleration
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Probably room for a few more miles, but
depends on the driving conditions.
Freeway seems to be more efficient than
city traffic.
Watt Hours/Mile450 Wh/Mile
Current result with Lithium batteries is
about 450Wh per mile. Driving up and down
a hill every day.
EV Miles
Start:61,000 Miles (98,149 Kilometers)
Current:82,300 Miles (132,420 Kilometers)
Total:21,300 Miles (34,271 Kilometers)
    As of 8/6/2015
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
Weight and Distribution is now very near
original for car. front 1240, rear 1140,
total 2380 per public scale
Conversion TimeUnknown
Conversion Cost$6000 plus battery pack (currently
$10000, including chargers)

Car also got a complete restoration
with mostly new interior and new paint
job. Replaced all rubber bushings in

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