Mr240 gets a new motor at EV ShopAn EV motor and a gearbox don't fill itOne of two battery boxesPlate and one engine mountMr240Front bay, only a/c needed to complete
LocationFremantle, Western Australia Australia map
Vehicle1992 Toyota MR2
Mid-engined, 2 seater, targa top, white
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
DrivetrainADC 9" (25cm!) motor;
148V Lithium
Zilla 1K controller
existing gearbox - expect to leave in 3rd
heavy duty clutch (jic)
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K
Batteries45 CALB/Skyenergy 100Ah, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage148 Volts
HeaterRev Cycle A/Conditioner
InstrumentationLooking for a backlit LCD panel like the PRius/LEAF etc
Integrating as many of the current instruments as possible.
For now, the EVShop lads have added an Xpert-Pro battery
gauge and connecting various lights, eg Engine light to the
Zilla, for proper feedback - serious hard work, very
professional... required removing the dash, which I had
studiously avoided!
Top SpeedEst'd - Freeway speeds
AccelerationEst'd- better than orig
RangeEst'd - 100km/60mi
Watt Hours/MileDK
EV Miles
Start:155,000 Miles (249,395 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)
Approx 100kg more than orig, ie 1200kg
Conversion Time6 mo. Nearly there
Conversion CostDon't ask
Documentation of the development process and two blogs where you are welcome to
comment, are available at:


code by jerry