New look under the hood...Out with the old...In with the new...Battery pack is completedView of final balancing phase
OwnerDimitri Butvinik
Owner's Other EV2001 Mazda Miata EV
LocationTampa, Florida United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2002 Mazda Protege 5
Sporty looking wagon.
MotorNetgain Warp9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainAutomatic transmission.
ControllerEvnetics Soliton1
I am the first proud owner of EVNetics Soliton1 controller.
Batteries40 Thunder Sky LFP160AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage128 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
HeaterDon't need the heater in Tampa, maybe will implement one later if "climate change" continues to get colder.
DC/DC ConverterIota 45 Amp
InstrumentationEV Display
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
I can probably push even faster, but why?
Accelerationsimilar to original car
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Comfortable 50 mile range at 80% DoD, at 50 mph average speed.
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:85,200 Miles (137,086 Kilometers)
Current:97,300 Miles (156,555 Kilometers)
Total:12,100 Miles (19,468 Kilometers)
    As of 3/23/2011
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
Upgraded rear springs to better hold battery pack in the rear.
Conversion Timeabout 250 man hours of hard , but fun labor
Conversion Costabout $18,000
Additional FeaturesAll OEM systems are working, I was able to adjust Automatic Transmission shift points for higer RPMs so electric motor can work in its best efficiency zone. I implemented "Idle Control" which allows for Air Conditioning and Power Steering to work at stops, and also "Cancel Idle" button to save energy at longer traffic stops to save energy.
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