|Location||Dallas, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1999 Volkswagen Golf Mark IV |
Base European model Golf. Never registered in the US until
Originally converted by AC Propulsion for VW in 2000. It has
somehow found its way to me and is reborn
|Motor||Netgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||5 speed Standard Transmission|
|Controller||Evnetics Soliton 1|
Added the Solition 1 in September and have been more than
happy with its flawless operation!
Added liquid cooling in anticipation of global warming.
|Batteries||44 Thunder Sky 90Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer|
Added Thundersky LiFe04 batteries in June of 2009. Went
with 44 in two banks. Rear has 28 and 16 under the backseat.
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Elcon Elcon PFC 3000|
2200Watt-115/240VAC charger from Jungle Motors.
|Heater||1500W Electric core|
|DC/DC Converter||Zivan NG-1|
|Instrumentation||Custom cluster from AC Propulsion. Added Tach for motor |
and Amp meter.
Added Elithion BMS system in March 2010. Updated in
December 2010. Works great, pack charging and battery
balance is no longer an issue!
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
Contined driving is showing good power at mid speed range.
Top speed to date has been 65 MPH @2500 rpm in 5th gear.
Should be able to handle higher speed.
|Acceleration||Soliton 1 controller has all of the power I need. I am using the |
"quiet" mode and I have plenty of power. Using their
adjustable throttle pedal. It takes all of the loose travel out of
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
Still pushing the limits and testing the true range. Gets me to
work and home with no problem (32 miles round trip)
|Watt Hours/Mile||This data is still to come.|
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||Started October 2008, drove on March 1, 2009.|
Added Thundersky batteries June 2009.
Finally upgraded to Elithion Lithumate BMS March 2010.
Changed controller to Solition 1 in September 2010
|Conversion Cost||I don't even want to think about it yet. I haven't added up all |
of the receipts.
|Additional Features||Added the ElectricBlue Air conditioning unit spring 2009. Added electric heat before |
winter 2010. Both work great.
|Many trials and tribulations have finally brought me to a great driving EV. Finally an EV |
grin that has stuck. New pictures will be updated SOON!