Lots of batteries
OwnerPaul Paton
Owner's Other EVs2013 Raleigh Venture
2008 Vectrix VX 1
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
Vehicle2007 Vectrix VX-1 Maxiscooter
Motor Vectrix Brushless DC
20Kw 65 Nm peak output 3 phase with regenerative breaking.
Controller Vectrix
Vectrix 3 phase with IGBT output.
Batteries1575 Panasonic CGR18650CG, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Li-Ion pack 90 Ah. 105x 1.25v 3.0Ahr NiMH cells in parallel to top balance the battery.
System Voltage130 Volts
Charger Multi stage switching charger.
The original Vectrix charger blew up. I built a replacement charger.
HeaterLeather Jacket.
DC/DC Converter Vectrix onboard
12 volt 4 amp.
InstrumentationDual LCD with aditional voltmeter.
Top Speed62 MPH (99 KPH)
Standard software limits speed to 100 Km/Hr
Acceleration0 - 80 km/Hr in 6.8 seconds
Range193 Miles (310 Kilometers)
Range is 310km at 60 Km/Hr. Cruising at 100 Km/Hr reduces range to 180km.
Watt Hours/Mile110 Wh/Mile
11.7 kw/Hr capacity battery pack.
EV Miles
Start:16 Miles (25 Kilometers)
Current:19,890 Miles (32,003 Kilometers)
Total:19,874 Miles (31,977 Kilometers)
    As of 12/19/2013
Seating CapacityRider and occasional passenger.
Curb Weight456 Pounds (207 Kilograms)
20 kg lighter than standard bike.
TiresPerelli GTS front. Perelli Diablo rear.
Conversion Time2 Days
Conversion Cost$3200
This is my commuter that I use around Melbourne. I have done country trips to Tarralgon and Wangaratta which are over 200km away. Conversion was done April 2011. These hybrid Li-Ion and NiMh cells are a drop in replacement for the original pack. No additional electronics is required. No modification to the battery box needed. I removed the cooling fans as neglectable heat is generated. I checked all the cells Dec 2012, after 15,000Km use and they all came up with less than 10% increase of internal resistance. Cells are balanced +/- 0.015v from 3.55v to 4.20v.

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