|Location||Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania US map|
|Vehicle||1996 Saturn SW2 |
More information on the LiFePO4 pack: WebPage
|Motor||Azure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-phase motor 3-Phase AC|
|Drivetrain||Original 5-speed manual trans-axle|
Fidanza aluminum flywheel
|Controller||Azure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445|
|Batteries||65 CALB/Skyenergy CALB-LFP100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
|System Voltage||208 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC20|
|Heater||Ceramic heater core - home built.|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-220-45|
|Instrumentation||Analog Amp Meter|
Zeva Gas Gauge Driver
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
|Acceleration||acceleration is acceptable -- but, not quite what the ICE |
|Range||75 Miles (120 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||260 Wh/Mile |
This takes charging into consideration -- wall to wheel.
|Seating Capacity||2 + 2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||Start to finish was about 2 years. Obviously, I didn't work on |
it everyday. In reality, there are many odds and ends that
need to be done, so even after 2 years, this project is not
|Conversion Cost||I have to keep this a secret because if my wife finds out she |
will kill me and now that the lead has been replaced with
lithium, she will kill me again.
|Additional Features||The lead based aux.12v battery has been replaced with 4-10Ah Headway batteries. Very |
small and light way to replace the aux battery.
|The motor, controller, adaptor plate, hub and several other minor items were |
by Electro Automotive.
Sealed Lead Acid comments from 2010...
Still not happy with the range and the performance. Took the pack voltage from 144 to
168 and got a reasonable improvement -- however, I may take it up to 192 to see what
CALB comments from 2011...
Very happy with the range, performance, drivability and efficiency with the CALB Lithium
batteries and the Manzanita charger.