|Owner's Other EVs||1970 Saab 96|
1970 SAAB 96
|Location||Lancaster, Pennsylvania US map|
|Vehicle||1992 Mazda Miata |
First generation Miata.
|Motor||HPEVS AC50 3-Phase AC|
|Drivetrain||5-speed manual transmission|
|Batteries||36 Voltronix 200ah cells, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
good for both 120 and 240vac.
|Instrumentation||TBS E-xpert Pro gauge for amp hour counting.|
|Top Speed||100 MPH (160 KPH)|
1st is just for quickstarts and burnouts. 2nd gear used for 0-55mph, 3rd takes you to 75mph. 4th then 5th can take you to 100mph.
|Acceleration||drives very sporty. feels like turbo. not as immediate as DC but plenty nice!|
<15 seconds 0-60?
|Range||80 Miles (128 Kilometers)|
65-80 mile range
range numbers based on 80% depth of discharge (DOD) and a variety of driving conditions and temperatures.
|Watt Hours/Mile||270 Wh/Mile |
around 70 deg and up, you'll see around 240 wh/mi. freezing temps push that up quite a bit. insulating batteries is a huge help!
|Curb Weight||2,550 Pounds (1,159 Kilograms)|
original curb weight = 2350 lbs
converted curb weight = 2550 lbs
gained 200 lbs. not bad!
i'd love to find LRR tires for this car. anyone know of any?
|Conversion Time||5 months|
|Additional Features||power brakes|
All original conforts were retained except cruise control.
Lexan fairing over front grille opening.
Hidden valet switch reduces throttle to 15%. This is also triggered automatically at 85% DOD.
High voltage cutoff.
Low voltage LED alert.
|The maiden voyage of this car was filmed by TIME Magazine online in April 2011. The video can be found near the top of our website. |
Fun and practical vehicle.