Look. No Tail PipePerspective from trunkAdvanced DC 9 inch
OwnerSteve Skarda
LocationCincinnati, Ohio United States map
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Vehicle1995 Volkswagen Jetta
I purchased the car for $400 and sold the
engine for $325. The body was in great
shape but it needed new brakes, rotors,
and drums.
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
Purchased from Cloud Electric and have
been very happy.
DrivetrainManual 5 speed, clutchless. The adaptor
and coupler is from Craig at ev-
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla LV
Great controller!
Batteries45 CALB/Skyenergy 180 AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Updated to LiFePO4 in April 2012.
Installed Orion BMS system which I am very
happy with.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon 2500
HeaterHad Propex propane but replacing with
electric heater core which doubles as
starting resistor for treadmill motor that
runs A/.
DC/DC ConverterIota 45 Amp
InstrumentationAndroid Droid phone reading data from
Orion BMS over bluetooth OBDII
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I haven't really tested but I drive 70
regularly on the way to work.
AccelerationAt least as good as the ICE.
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
My SOC gauge suggest 100 mile range. I
have taken it to 95 miles twice. The
lowest cell voltage at that point under
load was 2.9 volts.
Watt Hours/Mile280 Wh/Mile
My Kill-O-Watt read 15.8kw-hrs for a total
of 56.5 miles, mostly freeway. (this was
on lead acid).
EV Miles
Start:198,300 Miles (319,064 Kilometers)
Current:202,000 Miles (325,018 Kilometers)
Total:3,700 Miles (5,953 Kilometers)
    As of 9/16/2012
Seating Capacity4 adults
Conversion Time5 Months
Conversion Cost$8k + Battery Pack
Additional FeaturesI have a second 5HP DC motor which I used to run the
original A/C compressor.

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