OwnerBrandon Hollinger
Owner's Other EVs1970 Saab 96
1970 SAAB 96
LocationLancaster, Pennsylvania United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Mazda Miata
First generation Miata.
MotorHPEVS AC50 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain5-speed manual transmission
ControllerCurtis 1238-7601
650-amp controller
Batteries36 Voltronix 200ah cells, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon 2500
good for both 120 and 240vac.
Heaterheated seats
DC/DC ConverterElcon
InstrumentationTBS E-xpert Pro gauge for amp hour counting.
Top Speed100 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.
Accelerationdrives very sporty. feels like turbo. not as immediate as DC but plenty nice!

<15 seconds 0-60?
Range80 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/Mile270 Wh/Mile
235-310 wh/mi

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!
EV Miles
Start:114,000 Miles (183,426 Kilometers)
Current:120,000 Miles (193,080 Kilometers)
Total:6,000 Miles (9,654 Kilometers)
    As of 4/1/2012
Seating Capacity2-seater
Curb Weight2,550 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 Time5 months
Conversion Cost$27k+
Additional Featurespower brakes
power steering
power windows
air conditioning
heated seats

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.

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