|Location||Corvallis, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1995 BMW 325is|
|Motor||Advanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC|
|Controller||DC Power Systems Raptor 600|
Zillas are better. But I already had the Raptor and it works fine.
|Batteries||12 Optima D31T Yellow Tops, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
The Zivan is 220 Volt wall mount in my Garage. A solar photovoltaic system on my house helps provide power. Also, a 120V on board charger so I can charge at work.
|Heater||Dual Ceramic Core integrated with factory system. Seems like this was almost as much work as the rest of the conversion.|
|DC/DC Converter||Brusa 144/12|
|Top Speed||85 MPH (136 KPH)|
|Acceleration||Not measured, but it feels fast off the line, similar to a stock BMW at low-mid speeds, and sluggish at high speed.|
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)|
Weight is estimated. No suspension modifications were needed. The original car weighed 2800lbs, and I removed as much weight as possible and kept the batteries light.
|Tires||Standard Radials at 40PSI.|
|Conversion Time||9 months off and on. Most of the actual work was completed in the last 4 weeks.|
|Conversion Cost||Salvaged most of the HW from an older conversion, so pretty cheap. If I had to buy everything, it would have been around $10K plus the cost of the car.|
|Additional Features||Power steering uses electrohydralic pump from Toyota MR2. Electric vacuum system for power brakes. Switches in the center console allow both power steering and brakes to be turned off for "stealth mode". This is handy for demos because it makes the car silent until it moves.|