InteriorBrains (controller)Front TrunkBreakfastControl PanelCustom 914 Wheel Covers
OwnerDan Brown
LocationBeaverton, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1975 Porsche VoltsPorsche
Purchased from Tim K. This is the 914 AC VoltsPorsche kit from Electro Automotive ( See his conversion blog at:

MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC
3-Phase AC
Drivetrain5-speed 901 transmission, newly rebuilt with new synchro rings
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
3-phase AC controller
Batteries18 US Battery US8VGC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
New Batteries as of August, 2009 from American Battery Co, Hayward, CA
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Tim had Zivan add a high/low switch so it can be plugged into 15 Amp circuits without complaints from owners.
HeaterUsing hair dryers clamped into the heater ducts. 144Vdc at 600 Watts each.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-45
45 amp 144 to 12V converter. Replaced the blown CCPower C400 DC/DC that came with the original kit.
InstrumentationDash mounted -150A 300A ammeter from ElectroAuto Systems with shunt. PakTrakr battery monitoring system from
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Haven't pushed it further but can. Not sure how accurate this is since my GPS (TomTom) report about 5 mph lower. So actually may only be 55 mph
AccelerationCould be better. Especially on hills. Once up to speed, all is sweet.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Commute is 9 miles each way on a fairly hilly course. Batteries take it all in stride.
Watt Hours/Mile205 Wh/Mile
This is from Tim. Have not calculated myself as I haven't taken it on many flat routes.
EV Miles
Start:85,609 Miles (137,744 Kilometers)
Current:92,017 Miles (148,055 Kilometers)
Total:6,408 Miles (10,310 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
2100 before conversion
TiresGeneral Touring A/S P195/65R15
Conversion TimeFrom Tim:
10 Months. Started in November 2006. Received most of the kit parts in June, 2007. Finished basic car in August 2007. Got final transmission rebuilt by January 2008.
Conversion CostOriginal:
$13000 for the kit. $6500 for the car. $2000 for the batteries. $800 for a new transmission. $500 for the PakTrakr BMS.
$1000 for tools, parts, etc...

To me:
Additional FeaturesFully restored car
Restored upholstery (tan/red)
Custom wheels
CD stereo
Aluminum seat adjuster handles
Custom steering wheel
Rebuilt VDO clock
Fog lights.
European style front turn signals
All rear lights are super-bright LEDs
Oil/Alternator light displays controller status
Controller also drives tachometer
Upgraded brakes with BMW320i calipers
FOR SALE: Need to raise some working capital.

Thanks to Tim for his great work in putting the EV together and his ongoing support.

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