OwnerAdam Kingsnorth
LocationNew Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Toyota MR2
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
Double shaft
ControllerKelly KDH14600D
600 amps peak
240 amps continuous
Batteries44 GBS LiFeMnPh 100, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
100 A/hr
System Voltage145 Volts
ChargerKelly HWC-4
144V charger
HeaterDemister hairdryer in ducting
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-1000D
1000 Watt 144-72V converter to 12V
350 Watt secondary DC-DC
InstrumentationAnalog amps
Digital Volts
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
Between 2-6c per km depending on the terrain (and electricity cost)

150 Whr/km urban driving recorded?
280 Whr/km city driving recorded?

Charge efficiency assumed to 91%
Average Peukert effect leaves about 60% capacity apparently(?)
EV Miles
Start:96,938 Miles (155,973 Kilometers)
Current:101,075 Miles (162,629 Kilometers)
Total:4,137 Miles (6,656 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,955 Pounds (1,343 Kilograms)
Tires4 of
Conversion Time300 hours?
Conversion Cost$10000 USD + transport + Certification + blood, sweat, tears + endless hours in the garage
Additional FeaturesThe kelly KDB14600 is working extremely reliably for 2000ks. I think they have improved the ciruit layout and mosfet.

Working. Certified. Warranted.

08/07/2012: Apologies, updates to efficiency, range, charger, costs and battery type not updated since I finished in 2009! Car has been going awesome... Car has been maintenance free for 1 year!

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