|Location||Cincinnati, Ohio US map|
|Vehicle||1995 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,
|Motor||Advanced DC 9 Series Wound DC|
Purchased from Cloud Electric and have
been very happy.
|Drivetrain||Manual 5 speed, clutchless. The adaptor |
and coupler is from Craig at ev-
|Controller||Cafe Electric Zilla LV|
|Batteries||45 CALB/Skyenergy 180 AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Updated to LiFePO4 in April 2012.
Installed Orion BMS system which I am very
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Heater||Had Propex propane but replacing with |
electric heater core which doubles as
starting resistor for treadmill motor that
|DC/DC Converter||Iota 45 Amp|
|Instrumentation||Android Droid phone reading data from |
Orion BMS over bluetooth OBDII
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
I haven't really tested but I drive 70
regularly on the way to work.
|Acceleration||At least as good as the ICE.|
|Range||100 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/Mile||280 Wh/Mile |
My Kill-O-Watt read 15.8kw-hrs for a total
of 56.5 miles, mostly freeway. (this was
on lead acid).
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Conversion Time||5 Months|
|Conversion Cost||$8k + Battery Pack|
|Additional Features||I have a second 5HP DC motor which I used to run the |
original A/C compressor.