Motor InstallationRear battery packFront Battery Bank and MotorElectrical Heating elementMotor Controller & DC/DC converterBed reinstalled
OwnerBill Kitch
LocationClaremont, California United States map
Vehicle1987 Nissan D-21 Hardbody
MotorHPEVS AC-50 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain5 Speed Manual Transmission
ControllerCurtis 1238
Batteries36 Calib 180, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage115 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC-4000
Heater110 volt resistive electric heater
DC/DC ConverterElcon TDC-96V/12V
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I've done a typical commute test drive and was able to get two 20 mile round trips in on one charge w/10% left in the battery pack after the second trip. Mostly streets with a little bit of highway.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,960 Pounds (1,345 Kilograms)
Additional FeaturesElithion Elithimate BMS
Jan 5, 2012: It runs! Have been commuting for the last week in my new EV! Still lots of interior work to do and more testing, but I'm off and running.

Nov 13, 2011: Build is nearing completion. Have entire electrical system installed including BMS. Need to program BMS, balance battery pack and I'll be ready for a test ride.

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