|Location||Perth, Western Australia Australia map|
|Vehicle||1986 BMW 318i Bauer Cabrolet|
|Motor||Advanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC|
Wish I had got the dual shaft version so I could run altinator and AC compressor off the front shaft.
|Drivetrain||EV system consists of an Advanced DC FB-4001 motor direct drive, 45 x 160 Ah LiFePO4 Thundersky battery pack, Rod Dilkes Battery Management System (BMS), Zilla 1K LV controller and Zivan charger.|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Zilla 1K LV |
Fantastic controller, pity they are so hard to get
|Batteries||45 Thunder Sky 160 Ahr, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Rod Dilked BMS - elegently simple, very effective.
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Heater||Have the zilla cooling cct running through the dash heater, more for zilla cooling. But hey, I live in perth where it is always warm|
|DC/DC Converter||Meanwell SP500-13.5|
Think this thing leaks and has a constant battery drain. Have been experimienting with putting diodes on it.
|Instrumentation||EV works fuel gauge driver. WebPage |
Fantastic, gives fuel gauge as battery state of charge and tacho as ammeter.
Also have 7 LEDs and buzzers for various warnings/status.
|Top Speed||80 MPH (128 KPH)|
Have had it up to 120 km/hr, and was still pulling.
|Acceleration||Better than when it was petrol. I estimate 9 seconds to 100 km/hr|
|Range||80 Miles (128 Kilometers)|
Have done 120km, and think the actual range is around 130 km
|Watt Hours/Mile||Have been measuring this at the powerpoint and been getting high readings - 350 w/km - suspect this is a charger efficiency issue and a low level leak/drain somewhere in the system|
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,650 Pounds (1,204 Kilograms)|
Weight is now around 1200 kg. Car is about 70 kg heavier than when it was petrol.
Weight distribution is around 630 kg front / 560 kg rear
|Tires||Yes. Round and black|
|Conversion Time||Roughly 8 months from motor coming out to on the road registered as EV|
|Conversion Cost||Around $30k Australian, done when the exchange rate was 65c to the US $. Reckon it could be done for A$20-A$25k now.|
|Additional Features||Sound generator on the dash that makes vroom vroom noises for the people who keep asking if it is on when you stop at traffic lights.|