Front ViewRear ViewAnalog Gauge ConsoleDigital GaugesMotor Controller boxfront battery compartmentRear battery boxRear Suspension & brakesMotor & Li Ion batteries
OwnerCreighton Freeman
LocationColumbus, Ohio US map
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Vehicle1985 Pontiac Fiero
Two seat electric sports coupe
MotorNetgain WarP 11 Series Wound DC
(48-170V), w/ forced air cooling
DrivetrainMuncie/Getrag M-17 Transmission,(4 speed manual, SPEC Stage III clutch & Al flywheel
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
1200A @160V with custom forced air Cooling, 700 continuous amps, 1800A motor amps (pulsed)
Batteries50 Thunder Sky 100 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
hybrid battery pack: Thundersky 100 Ah, LiFePO4, 50 cells, 375 lbs. , 13 Excide Orbital, 50Ah, 2000A capable AGM cells (500 lbs.) in parallel (total pack weight 875 lbs.). [parallel 100 Ah, LiFePO4, 50 cell(X2) packs can be substituted for a 32.0 KWH pack and 125 lb. weight reduction.]
System Voltage160 Volts
ChargerBelktronix
Belktronix 120/240V 20 A input, w/BMS shunt circuit for charge balancing. Planning to add programmable charger for Li Ion pack.
HeaterCeramic Resistance @ 160V switched with Gigavac GX11 contactor
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne SP-480
Astrodyne SP-480 132-370 VDC input – 12V output
InstrumentationWestberg Analog voltmeter (80-180V) and Ammeter (0-1000A), Digital Voltmeter, PakTrakr battery monitor (Plan to replace with E-Vision), Cyberdyne digital speedometer and digital tachometer
Top Speed130 MPH (209 KPH)
Power: 160 KW (200 HP) Peak, 400 ft. lb. torque (estimated).
Speed and acceleration is estimated since speedometer is not yet calibrated.
Top Speed: 130 mph (estimated based on gearing, weight, Cd, & power available),
AccelerationAcceleration: 0-60 mph in 5.0 - 6.0 seconds (estimated)
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
96 miles (estimated from current 24.0 Kwh pack, assuming 250 Wh/mile energy consumption) [128 miles with dual LiFePO4 32.0 KWH pack]
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
Estimated at 250 Whr/mile based on other Fiero based conversions with similar design specifications. Actual Whr/mile will be noted after more test driving.
EV Miles
Current:10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
 
    As of 3/11/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
currently 2,900 lbs. (estimated from weight of components removed from stock vehicle + weight of components added). [2775 lbs. with planned dual LiFePO4 32.0 KWH pack]
TiresWheels/Tires: Enkei Racing RPF1 16” Aluminum alloy, 13.8 lbs. EA. , 215-60R-16 (rear), 205-60R-16 (front) Goodyear Eagle tires
Conversion Time2 years
Additional FeaturesPrototype fiberglass/carbon fiber hatchback rear clip with polycarbonate rear window & Sunroof,
Performance aides: Held Motorsports Ferrari replica tubular A-arm suspension w/ KYB Coil over shocks and rear struts, Held Motorsports Bump Steer Kit, MR2-F-355 fiberglass quarter panels w/ functional ram air intakes for motor & motor controller cooling, Carbon Fiber hood, Large disk Brakes - 11.1” (LeBaron) vented rear rotor, 11.3” (Outback) vented front rotor with Cadillac Sevelle Calipers, Aluminum frame/ Carbon Fiber/composite foam core insulated battery boxes, JEGS steel Tube Roll Cage, Mitsubishi Eclipse flush mount headlights, Custom front fascia w/ air splitter,
Safety features: First Inertia Auto Shutoff Switch (shuts off main contactors via 12V switch in event of collision), 4/0 high voltage wiring w/ Ferraz 800A, 300V fuses (2), Anderson Emergency Disconnect (manual disconnect for high voltage circuit) switched with drag race parachute lever/cable, Toggle switch on/off control for main contactors, LED lighting throughout (except headlights), 8 point roll cage (racing prototype)
The car is drivable and 99% complete, but I am planning to race this car (drag and autocross) and have some further weight reduction, motor controller, and battery/battery monitor/BMS/charger system upgrades coming. Also need to adjust/tweek the brakes and suspension systems for racing.

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