Front trunk and old fuel tank spaceOld Engine BayRear Trunk
OwnerDick Burnham
LocationBeaverton, Oregon United States map
Vehicle1971 Porsche 914
300V 1000amp DC
MotorNetgain Warp11 HV Series Wound DC
DrivetrainRetains stock 5 speed tail shift transaxle and 914-6 cyl clutch. flywheel is lightened, teeth removed and balanced
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1k HV
HEPI pedel option
Controller is liquid cooled via small radiator with 12V pump and fan
Batteries94 CALB/Skyenergy SE 100Ahr, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage300 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 40L
Liquid cooling via small radiator and pancake fan and 12V pump
HeaterWool Socks, Gloves and a scarf for now. Will probably add heaters to seats when they get recovered. Looking for a good idea for defroster.
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria 750
Mounted in motor bay
Convection air cooled but has wiring for a fan. Will add one if this is a problem.
1000 amp ammeter on motor cables
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Car will go faster than I should go so I really don't know what the top speed is.
AccelerationHOLY COW! It smokes the tires (and/or clutch) in every gear at full 1000 amp setting. I've de-tuned it to 650 amps/288volts to the motor to make it easier to drive.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
76 miles is longest trip to date and there was capacity left over.
Watt Hours/Mile275 Wh/Mile
Daily commute is 26 mile round trip over a big long hill. Lights and wipers on most of the time but no heater (unfortunately). I charge every other day most of the time.
EV Miles
Start:127,000 Miles (204,343 Kilometers)
Current:128,000 Miles (205,952 Kilometers)
Total:1,000 Miles (1,609 Kilometers)
    As of 11/15/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)
Weight distribution is 48/52% F/R
EV Weight is about 500# over ICE version
TiresStock tires are way to skinny to stay stuck to the road. Looking for wider alternatives and will probably end up with 195/60 or 205/50 15's
Conversion TimeEndless
Conversion CostPriceless
Additional FeaturesThe ICE was swapped to a 914 enthusiest for heavy duty suspennsion parts including springs, front and rear sway bars and shocks. This made a huge difference in handling.

Chassis had significant rust issues so many months were spent cutting rust out and welding in new metal. This resulted in a much stiffer car.

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