|Owner's Other EVs||2002 Mazda Miata|
Panic in Detroit
|Location||Lake Jackson, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1984 Pontiac Fiero |
EV Conversion -
See youtube channel: dcplasmaracing
Facebook: John Metric - more dcplasma build photos and videos
|Motor||Netgain Transwarp 9 and Warp 9 Series Wound DC|
Homemade motor mounts position the motors mid-engine where
fuel tank used to be.
|Drivetrain||Transwarp 9 coupled to Warp 9|
Lincoln Mark VIII IRS
Gear Vendors 475B 1:1 and 1:0.78 2 speed
Ford 8.8" Spool 3.08 rear end
Yes, in a Fiero. See Powerof DC website for Slalom course video
|Controller||Cafe Electric Zilla Z2+2K-EHV|
The best, 2000 Amp 375V rating times two.
We have two zillas in there to hold maximum motor voltage down
the entire track.
|Batteries||90 A123 Systems A123/Enerland PQ-4400-XF2-6S, 22.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer|
Three 7P30S for a total of 7P90S.
862 Battery HP from 175lbs of battery.
|System Voltage||333 Volts|
Lite version, does 3.1 amps at 375V. Nice extension cord rated
model. I have had no problems with it. Very sturdy.
Backup Manzanita PFC30
|Heater||It's Houston, I have solar heating.|
|Instrumentation||2 instances of ZillaView and a netbook screen at same time. See |
facebook photos for what that looks like.
|Top Speed||155 MPH (249 KPH)|
Best Trap so far 155 MPH at the Texas Mile. We were still accelerating at 180Volts on the motors, we have run up to 200V before.
|Acceleration||60 ft time 1.55 secs|
2.3 0-60 by WallaceCalculators.com
6.30 1/8th mile
9.898 1/4 mile
14 sec 0-100-0
33seconds to one mile.
|Range||24 Miles (38 Kilometers)|
LiPo's are finicky on top end and bottom, I do not plan on straying
too far from home. Effectively I will stay at about 80% of this to
stay away from strandings.
|Watt Hours/Mile||355 Wh/Mile |
Haven't really got a lot of data on this as this is a purpose built
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,556 Pounds (1,161 Kilograms)|
Weighed on nice set of Intercomp scales.
I have nearly every original interior item for the car for shows.
195/50R16 GY Eagle
225/60R/16 Eagle GT or
255/50R16 BFG drag radials
26.6" x 9" X 16" 44psi
255/50R16 BFG Drag Radials on Track
26.1" X 10" X 16" 12psi
|Conversion Time||Almost three years.|
|Conversion Cost||Uh, yeah, ouch.|
|Additional Features||Original specs: Three packs weigh 155 lbs including BMS.|
Each box is about 13" x 11" x 9". all three plus BMS, fuses, and charger fit in rear trunk(21.1
litres). Room for three more packs.
6 X 4.4Ah = 26.4Ah 45/90C
333V Nominal 375V Pk effective race at 350-360V
26.4Ah X 333V = 8.8kWh
250V X 2400A = 600kW pk (800batHP peak)
Best run to date:
660ft 6.3(also hold World Record for MC/A2 class)
1320ft 9.898 (also held World Record for MC/A2 class)
1320mph 134.4 mph (also held World Record for MC/A2 class)
5820ft 155mph (fastest standing one mile heard of for conversion)
|Weight figures include BMS, box, cables, batteries |
Volume is to outside of battery box, includes air gaps, bms boards
Specific Data - Actual
4.97 HP/lb peak power
2.64 HP/lb continuous rating
8.15 kw/kg peak power
23.7 kw/liter peak power