|Owner's Other EVs||1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI|
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2000 Corbin Sparrow
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2008 Zap Xebra
2008 Zap Xebra Hatchback
2000 Kawasaki Ninja EV
2011 Th!nk City
|Location||Vacaville, California US map|
|Vehicle||1980 Aquila Kit Car |
This is a fiberglass kit car based on a
1971 Volkswagen Beetle chassis. The body
was made by American Fibre Craft Inc,
|Motor||Prestolite MTC-4001 Brushless DC|
The Prestolite MTC-4001 is a series
traction Motor rated at 96 volts, 200
amps, providing 20 hp at 4400 RPM. The
motor weighs 106 pounds, is 7.2 inches
in diameter and is 16 inches long. It
has a C face and a keyed shaft.
|Drivetrain||Stock 4 speed VW transaxle & clutch.|
accepts 48V to 156V pack voltage, up to
It has CAN bus & a very nice graphical
interface that can be viewed on a
laptop while driving.
|Batteries||12 Optima D34M, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
D34M has standard automotive top posts
plus 5/16" threaded stainless steel studs.
Rated at 55 Ah.
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Elcon PFC 2500|
AC Input Voltage range: 90-260 VAC
DC Output Current: 20A @ 230 VAC input
or 11A @ 115 VAC input.
It is programmed with the charge curve
|DC/DC Converter||Vicor VI-L5P-EU|
150Vdc Input, 13.8VDC output, 200W.
|Instrumentation||Zantrax LinkPro with custom built 1:10 |
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
in 4th gear.
|Acceleration||Very pleased with the acceleration during |
the initial test drives. I have the
current limit in the controller set at
250A to avoid stress on the the batteries.
|Range||15 Miles (24 Kilometers)|
estimated to 50% DOD. 25-30 miles should
be possible with very conservative
driving, but could reduce the overall
life of the battery pack.
|Watt Hours/Mile||250 Wh/Mile |
40 mph average speed over a 10 mile test
drive on flat terrain with 8 normal stops
|Seating Capacity||2 Adults only - no back seats.|
|Curb Weight||2,100 Pounds (954 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||Almost 1 Year|
|Conversion Cost||Over $12,000 invested.|
|Additional Features||Electric pop-up headlights, Gull-wing doors, Chrome rims, |
Adjustable coil-over shocks on the rear.
|The car is registered in California as a "Special |
I had no problems insuring it with State Farm.
THIS EV HAS BEEN SOLD.