Body 1 ImageRear of uteInterior 1 ImageBattery PackRear Tailgate 1
OwnerBruce White (new MightyboyEV owner 2013 - Terry Al
Owner's Other EV2013 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
LocationAdelaide, South Australia Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1985 Suzuki Mightyboy
A very complete log of this project is documented at - enjoy...
MotorAdvanced DC Model 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainClutch less using only 4th gear and reverse
ControllerAlltrax Alltrax 7240 controller
Using progressive trottle curve and half-speed reverse feature
Batteries24 CALB/Skyenergy 180Ah, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Upgraded in October 2010 to these cells. WOW what a different machine!
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerElcon TCCH-72-16
Interfaced to BMS to control charging
Heater72 volt PTC Ceramic heat unit
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 72 Volt - 12 Volt
Full time connection to pack. Found I needed to put it in a screened box to eliminate RFI interference on the AM Radio band
Instrumentation200 Amp LCD Meter, Cycle Analyst (High Voltage/High Current version) and Tacho with motor speed limiter set to 5,000 rpm. And just added Ken Hall's little PakTrakr for Li-ion cells with the current sensor and data logger options.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Keeps up with city traffic very very well....
AccelerationMuch better then the ICE ever was....
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile110 w-h/km (or 187 w-h/mile) - As measured using the "on- board" Cycle Analyst and 132 w-h/km (or 212 w-h/mile) "at the wall"
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,520 Pounds (690 Kilograms)
Tires4.5 x 12" on very light Suzuki Alloy rims
145/70/12 Tire Size @ 42psi (or 290Kpa)
(with a load index of 74 and a speed category symbol of "N")
Conversion Time10 Months (part-time)
Conversion CostAbout $7,500 Australian for the conversion plus the same again to completely rebuild the vehicle from scratch. NOTE: In October 2010 I added the Skyenergy batteries, BMS etc for about another $7,000 Oz dollars!
Additional FeaturesSony Xplod sound system with Bluetooth hands free for the mobile.... Also included is a dock arrangement for the IPhone and a Digital Radio (DAB) receiver module. Reversing sensors and a beeper are fitted as well.
Plus a start-up sound generator was added as a driver warning indicator that the vehicle is "ON"
Fun project - Nice and drivable little urban runabout....

Please check WebPage for a running log on this project.....

Have a YouTube test ride at WebPage />
Update November 2013 - Vehicle Sold to make room for new i-Miev - Will keep the website up as a service to DIY EVers

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