OwnerJesse Keller
LocationRedondo Beach, California United States map
Vehicle2002 Toyota MR2 Spyder
Fun little super-lightweight rear-wheel drive car, now with less guilt! Has become my daily driver.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Had awesome custom adapter made by Rebirth Auto.
DrivetrainFive speed manual. Preserved clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Super reliable - this controller outlasted the last conversion it was in.
Batteries44, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
Arranged in three packs - two behind the seats and one under the hood. No cooling.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
HeaterTwo 1500W ceramic heater cores, pulse width modulated by an Arduino attached to the stock controls
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-90
InstrumentationCustom Linux-based LCD attached to Elithion BMS
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Very easily keeps up with Los Angeles traffic.
AccelerationCan't beat a Tesla Roadster .... yet.
Range90 Miles (144 Kilometers)
Further with the top up, but who wants to do that?
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
measured from the outlet
EV Miles
Start:88,290 Miles (142,058 Kilometers)
Current:96,372 Miles (155,062 Kilometers)
Total:8,082 Miles (13,003 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,340 Pounds (1,063 Kilograms)
2,195 Pounds (996 kilograms) stock
TiresBridgestone Ecopia EP100 on Honda Insight rims
Conversion Time1 year
Additional FeaturesMaintained the stock electro-hydraulic power steering.
A car this small should get better range, but I think I need to tidy up the aerodynamics and look at the transmission. But I'm having too much fun driving it to take it out of service to work on it.

code by jerry