OwnerAndrej Pecjak - METRON Institute
Owner's Other EVs1995 Renault Espace
2005 Mazda RX-8
2006 Smart Roadster
1999 Smart ForTwo
2010 Dacia Sandero EV
2005 Smart Roadster
1974 Volkswagen 1303 Beetle
2005 Mazda 5
LocationPodnart, Gorenjska Slovenia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Renault R 5 supercinque
R5 made as a prototype of EV R5 in 1992/3 in Slovenija. Refurnished in 2008, equipped with LiPo in 2009
MotorStoja 30 kW 3-Phase AC
Batteries52 Kokam 100 Ah, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
System Voltage192 Volts
Integrated in controller, 2 kW
HeaterWebasto air 2000 heater and a small 100W 200V defroster, heated driver seat
DC/DC Converter
Instrumentationadditional voltmeter
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Accelerationvery good
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Range varies depending on how you drive. Minimum is about 80 miles, maximum about 120 miles
Watt Hours/Mile120 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:24,500 Miles (39,420 Kilometers)
Current:92,000 Miles (148,028 Kilometers)
Total:67,500 Miles (108,607 Kilometers)
    As of 10/12/2016
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight1,600 Pounds (727 Kilograms)
Tires175/80 SR 13
Conversion Cost12000 $ for the batteries + ......everything else
Additional FeaturesFirst Slovenian electric car, built as one of two prototypes for series production, but contract for 1000 pre production cars has never been signed
Using Lead acid batteries (till april 2009) it was good for city and flat landscape driving. Using LiPo it has become a different car!
From april till august 2009 it was equipped with 200 Ah 192V LiPo (now in Bolt) and had an enormous range of 400 km (250 miles)!
Since August 2009 it has 100 Ah LiPO battery that is very light and still gives excellent performance.

On June 2015 the car has been pensioned due to rosted underbody. All the electric parts have been reused in converted renault Clio. Renault 5 will end its journey at Technical Museum.

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