|Owner||Bruce & Susan Lawton|
|Location||Purcellville, Virginia US map|
|Vehicle||1997 BMW Z3 Roadster |
Primarily used for commuting, 66 miles round
|Motor||Netgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||5 speed manual transmission without clutch.|
|Controller||Evnetics Soliton 1|
|Batteries||72 Nissan Leaf, 4.10 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
60 AH, paralleled for 120 AH.
|System Voltage||290 Volts|
Accepts either 120V or 240V.
|Heater||1,500W ceramic heater from EVSource.com. It works |
|DC/DC Converter||Belktronix SN394|
675 watts. Using a 60A ANL fuse on the output.
|Instrumentation||Using original gauges and lights as much as |
possible. Custom iPhone app for the rest.
|Top Speed||104 MPH (167 KPH)|
Limited by settings, 5,500 RPM.
|Acceleration||0-60 MPH in 9.4 seconds|
|Range||100 Miles (160 Kilometers)|
Will measure later.
|Watt Hours/Mile||300 Wh/Mile |
In winter, it's 270-326 WH/mile. The commute is
part highway, part stop-and-go traffic.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,140 Pounds (1,427 Kilograms)|
Was 2700 lbs before. The batteries are 600 lbs.
|Tires||LRR: Continental Extreme Contact 225/50 ZR16|
|Conversion Time||June - Oct 2011|
|Conversion Cost||About $30,000, including the donor and not including any tax |
|Additional Features||Switched to an Orion BMS, which is highly customizable.|
Using an Arduino and iPod Touch to provide more interlocks and some
touch screen and instrumentation support. All exterior lighting is LED,
except the HID headlights.