|Owner's Other EVs||1996 BMW 316i Compact|
1994 Honda CBR600F2
|Location||Wicklow, Leinster Ireland map|
|Vehicle||2001 BMW 520i |
BMW 520i E39 with the 2.2l M54 petrol engine. Metalic silver. Purchased for 700 euros with a bad engine knock.
|Motor|| Ex side loader forktruck Series Wound DC|
13" Series wound 80v ex forklift motor. Cleaned up , rebuilt with new bearings , insulation and paint. Internal fan removed. Adapted for external forced air cooling. Brushes advanced approx 10 deg.
|Drivetrain||13" Series DC motor. Clutchless coupler to standard BMW 5 speed manual gearbox.|
|Controller||Open ReVolt 1200A IGBT liquid cooled open revolt variant|
MY own 1200A version of the revolt. IGBT , SBE ring cap and liquid cooling.
|Batteries||60 CALB/Skyenergy CA180Fi, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
60 pieces of the new calb CA180Fi grey cells in series.
|System Voltage||192 Volts|
|Charger|| Modified EMW charger|
My own variant of the EMW charger with liquid cooling , PFC and 3 phase input. Looking for 15kw power.
|Heater||Liquid heater running from pack. 5kw.|
|DC/DC Converter|| None|
12V systems will be powered by 4 pieces of CALB SE180 cells charged by a 50A seperate mains charger.
|Instrumentation||JLD404 AH meter , open revolt lcd display system.|
|Top Speed||100 MPH (160 KPH)|
Looking for max speed 100mph.
|Acceleration||As good as or better than the 2.2 petrol would be nice!|
|Range||100 Miles (160 Kilometers)|
80-100 miles of normal driving.
|Watt Hours/Mile||Will fill in once driving|
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||4,420 Pounds (2,009 Kilograms)|
Hope to be only slightly over kerb weight post conversion. We shall see!
|Tires||225/60 on back , 195/50 on front|
|Conversion Time||Est 6 months|
|Conversion Cost||10-12k euros.|
|See www.e39ev.com WebPage for updates.|