Alternative Fuel Vehicle TagMister MotorBattery MountainThe Inner SanctumFront Battery placementStill LifeEngine Compartment
OwnerGene Kennedy, M.D.
LocationSaint Simons Island, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1970 Porsche 914
MotorNetgain Warp 11 Series Wound DC
ControllerCafe Electric 2K Zilla
(This device is a piece of art!)
Batteries26 Odyssey PC1500/34, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage312 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro 30 amp
HeaterSouth Georgia Sunshine
DC/DC Converter PCHEN
110/240vac to 12vdc 7amp
InstrumentationBSD BatMan 3
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
I had it up to 90mph, no end in sight. I'm sure it will go over 100mph. The question is, How much over??
AccelerationScary fast. It goes from zero to way too fast almost instantly. The acceleration will snap your head back into the headrest and pin it there. Stripped transmissions from torque. Never owned a car so quick!!.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
I have not needed over 25 mile range. After 25 miles of regular driving, including 14 miles at 55mph, I have approx 1/3 of battery pack remaining with BMS set at 30 A/H. I estimate 50 mile cruising range without stops.
Watt Hours/MileI have not done these calculations yet. Having too much fun.
EV Miles
Current:3,000 Miles (4,827 Kilometers)
    As of 9/15/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresI use four tires, usually all of them at the same time.
Conversion Time3 years
Conversion CostApprox. $20K.
Additional FeaturesThe transmission is fixed in 5th gear. No clutch, flywheel, shifter or pedal. Just step on the accelerator and go. For reverse, simply throw a switch and away you go, backwards in 5th gear!

I have had an electrician wire a 220v charging station at my home and at my clinic. It has never taken more than 2.5 hours to charge, usually less than half an hour, depending on use.
A work in progress. Conversion By Steve Clunn at Greenshed Conversions WebPage in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Steve is an electric car wizard. This car has been a daily driver for several months, and is the most fun I have had in a long time. The car never fails to attract interest from other motorists in traffic. It gulps the electrons with sporty driving, but is quite efficient if kept at a constant speed. At low speeds, (+/- 25-30mph) you could drive all day.

I'm telling you, electric cars are the greatest. Fast, clean, sexy, cheap to operate and FUN. This is clearly, to me at least, the way of the future.

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