A view under the hoodA back view just showing the battery racThe inverter and motorThe motor in its new home
LocationSeattle, Washington United States map
Vehicle1986 Honda Accord Lxi
3 door
MotorSiemens 3-Phase AC
45 killoWatt continous with integrated shaft encoder
DrivetrainStock 5-speed transmission
100kW Long inverter
Batteries26, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
56 AH
System Voltage288 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC30
HeaterHeater is currently nonexistant, awaiting a rework of the peltier arrangement. At this point having experimented with both peltier and freon, I would advise anyone building a EV to go with a freon system. The peltiers work - the freon works *well*. I may change this car to be freon.
DC/DC Converter
integrated in inverter ( 60 Amp cont, 90 Amp peak)
InstrumentationStock tach, spedo, plus LCD color touch screen that shows all kinds of things - um, when the software is done. Right now it just shows a scrolling list of battery voltages.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Rangecurrently unknown, but estimated to be 40 miles.
Seating Capacity4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children
Curb Weight3,100 Pounds (1,409 Kilograms)
Tiresstock Honda
Conversion Time1 year, approx. ;-) About 600 man-hours
Conversion CostConversion cost just keeps going up - If I would stop experimenting with things, it probably wouldn't do that - but then again, it's a reletively harmless and possibly even beneficial hobby.
[planned] Rudman Regs, possibly combined with Hart Databugs to provide data logging, voice operated mpeg player 'watthour-efficiency' meter

code by jerry