Engine CompartmentSoliton Jr.My Rear Battery box in the Trunk
OwnerFrank Bernett
LocationLongmont, Colorado United States map
Vehicle1977 MG Midget
My electric conversion where I tried to
keep the car as stock as possible. It
drives and handles much like the original
MotorWarfield Warp 9 Impulse Series Wound DC
ControllerEvnetics Soliton jr.
Batteries38 Thunder Sky 160 AH, 3.40 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon pfc-2500
HeaterCustom Ceramic heater element with hi/lo
settings. 1100 watts hi, 375 watts lo.
DC/DC Converter
65 watt converter
InstrumentationElition BMS provides a SOC output which I
drive my fuel gauge with. I have an
ampmeter, tach, speedometer.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
The top speed is from modeling. It can
easily do 65 mph.
Acceleration0-60 mph modeled at 12 seconds. My
attempts, with poor shifting gives around
15 seconds.
Range112 Miles (180 Kilometers)
I measured 112 miles batteries down to 2.7
volts. So 80% DOD would be over 80 mile
range, with 20 to spare if I need it.
Watt Hours/Mile210 Wh/Mile
This can be a little lower when it's
really warm.
EV Miles
Start:68,500 Miles (110,216 Kilometers)
Current:79,000 Miles (127,111 Kilometers)
Total:10,500 Miles (16,894 Kilometers)
    As of 12/4/2014
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)
This is measured using scales on all 4
tires. The weight distribution is 3% to
the rear
TiresRegular tires running at 40 psi
Conversion TimeI bought the car with the motor installed,
and then added the rest of the components.
It took 1 and 1/2 months of weekends and
after work time. 100 hours or so??
Conversion Cost$3,000 for donor car, $12,000 for the rest
of the parts.
I now have had this for 3 years and driven it 10,000 miles. I use it almost daily. I simply plug it in overnight when I get about 50 miles on a charge. It is ready to go the next morning. I've had one loose connection that burnt a post on my controller, but other than that, no issues. It drives just like my gas midget I owned for 37 years.
I have a lot of information on my site about all aspects of
this car. Please check out the site when you can.

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