Front Motor Mount
OwnerScott Petersen
LocationAnacortes, Washington US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1974 Lotus Elite
Car required extensive restoration before conversion, including suspension, brakes, steering, and electrical. Body (with mods, and stripping 5 paint jobs) completed 2012.
MotorNetgain WarP9 Series Wound DC
The largest motor that would fit without significant frame/suspension modifications.
DrivetrainWarp9 motor mated to the original clutch and Lotus 5-speed.
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K
Replaced the old LogiSystems Feb 2015. Much smoother and much more power.
Batteries45 CALB/Skyenergy CA180, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
18 front/27 back. Converted from LA to LiFePO4 in 2013. Now it is a practical car.
System Voltage150 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC5000
Mounted in spare tire well
Heater2 ceramic elements from space heaters
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
InstrumentationTach, Speedometer, analog motor amps, EV Dashboard from Electric Motor Werks, vacuum, volts for acc. battery
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
This is a guess; currently concentrating on range testing
AccelerationFairly zippy.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile220 Wh/Mile
Aerodynamic body makes for efficient cruising at higher speeds
EV Miles
Start:62,139 Miles (99,981 Kilometers)
Current:70,611 Miles (113,613 Kilometers)
Total:8,472 Miles (13,631 Kilometers)
 
    As of 1/23/2016
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,650 Pounds (1,204 Kilograms)
TiresContiEcoContact, 145/65-15
Conversion Time6 months for initial conversion to LA; 4 years (very part time) to get body done; 3 months for LiFePO4 upgrade in summer of 2013.
Conversion Cost$33000, including donor

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