2009 Mini Cooper Clubman
OwnerJack Rickard
Owner's Other EVsBeck 1957 Porsche Speedster Replica
1955 Porsche Spyder 550 Electric
1957 Porsche 356A
LocationCape Girardeau, Missouri United States map
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Vehicle2009 BMW Mini Cooper Clubman
MotorMES DEA 200-250 3-Phase AC
177 ft lbs at 300 amps. 30kw continuous rated. Water
DrivetrainGetrag 6-speed manual transmission
Controller Rinehart Motion Systems 100kw AC controller
300 amp at 375 volts
Batteries112 CALB/Skyenergy Blue Sky 100Ah, 3.40 Volt, Lithium-Ion
LiFePo4. 38 kWh total pack energy
System Voltage375 Volts
ChargerBrusa NLG513
10 amps total at 375 volts. Charges in 8 hours or less.
Tweco cable connectors to connect Manzanita 75 for quicker
charge when necessary..
HeaterMES-DEA 4 kW hot water heater and pump assembly
DC/DC ConverterVicor Home made assembly
4 Vicor 300/12 vdc 300watt converter modules for 1200
watt, 100 amp output at 12.8 vdc.
InstrumentationXantrex LinkPro
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Tested to 100 mph. Lots of pedal remaining. Ran out of
Acceleration0-60 12 sec
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
100 mile total range. 80 mile range to 80% discharge
Watt Hours/Mile375 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:3,096 Miles (4,981 Kilometers)
    As of 2/5/2011
Seating Capacity2 - Lost the back seat to batteries but keeping cargo area.
Curb Weight3,500 Pounds (1,590 Kilograms)
Vehicle weighed 2900 lbs to start and 2190 after removing
engine, transmission, front end, exhaust and fuel.
Transmission and front end go back on with motor,
components and about 750 lbs of batteries.
Tires205x40 17 inch
Conversion TimeOne year
Conversion CostCar was purchased new for $32,000. Expect components to
run between $30-35k.
Additional FeaturesWater cooling system for controller and motor uses existing radiator, Meziere pump.
Masterflux Sierra (Tecumseh) electric air conditioning compressor.
Brembo 12.6 inch Gran Turisimo front disk brakes.
We're running. Still need some CAN bus interfacing. Tachometer is not working. Fuel
gage is not working. And electronic variable steering is quite stiff. Regenerative
braking is set to very light on the accelerator and somewhat heavy on the brakes. This
gives the brakes a power brake feel despite the fact that we did not provide vacuum for
the power brakes. This feel is adjustable with a dash potentiometer.

AC air compressor, water pump, and radiator fan are manually controlled via toggle

December 2011 - Replaced TIMS600 Controller with new Rinehart Motion Systems 100kw
AC controller. Installed original engine magnetic pickup in adapter to get Tachometer
working and power steering working.

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