Front Battery Pack
OwnerMat Gafke
LocationScotts Valley, California United States map
Vehicle1974 Porsche 914
Coming of age project for myself and two kids, with lots of help from Zap in Watsonville
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Dual shaft
DrivetrainOriginal 914 transmission
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
500 Amp Limit
Batteries12 Optima Yellow Top, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger OP-144-8
Quick Charge Charger, Programmable 8 Amps 144 volts DC 115Vac input.
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne DC-DC w/ relay SB-50
72-144 VDC input 13-14 VDC Output
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:200 Miles (321 Kilometers)
    As of 5/1/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeOver one year, we spent over 500 hours.
Conversion Cost18K with labor services and special tools that were needed. Car $5K Parts $9K $4K misc tools and outside labor services plus storage.

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