Engine BayAdapter HardwareTrunkcharger
OwnerJeremy Simmons
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
Vehicle1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX
1995 VW Jetta GLX conversion
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Replaced brushes on 3/22/2013, about 13,000
miles. Brush tops were below the tops of the
brush holders. There was maybe 1/8" travel
left before the springs would be resting on
the brush holders.
Drivetrain2.8L VR6 AAA engine
02A/CCM 5 speed manual transmission
ControllerEvnetics Soliton Jr.
Controller failed on 3/16/2013 with about
13,000 miles on it. Sent to Evnetics for
of warranty repair. Installed repaired
controller on 5/4/2013. Cause was given as
insufficient thermal coupling between
power module and the heat sink.
Batteries50 CALB/Skyenergy SE180AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Replaced 15 assorted Fullriver DC100-
12/DC105-12/HC100-12 batteries with CALB
SE180AHA on 12/8/2011
System Voltage160 Volts
ChargerZivan NG5
HeaterCeramic kit from KTA
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
Soliton Jr
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
AccelerationNot scientifically tested.
Range72 Miles (115 Kilometers)
Regularly driving 60 miles. LinkPRO
77% DoD (140 amp hours) at this point.
My efficiency has gone down a little. I
dropped the tire pressure for comfort.
Also, I think my driving style has
changed since I'm getting all the range
I need.
Watt Hours/Mile360 Wh/Mile
I can do better, but who wants to drive
EV Miles
Start:149,484 Miles (240,519 Kilometers)
Current:177,650 Miles (285,838 Kilometers)
Total:28,166 Miles (45,319 Kilometers)
    As of 9/18/2017
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight3,260 Pounds (1,481 Kilograms)
Original curb weigh spec is 2914 lbs.
Weighed with no people in it.
TiresYokohama Avid Touring-S 185/60 R15

Formerly Falken Ziex ZE-512 205/50 R15
Conversion Time7 months. Started planning September
2010. Bought the donor car October
Engine removed January 2011. Spent 11
weeks at Kick Gas Club doing conversion
work from Feb - April 2011. First drive
was April 2011.
Conversion CostAbout $26000. This includes 2 sets of
batteries (AGM first, then LiFePo4).
Additional FeaturesAdapter plate and hub from evequipmentsupply.com
Still lots to do!

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