OwnerGary Graunke
Owner's Other EV1994 Chevrolet S-10
LocationHillsboro, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
VehicleHonda Insight
MotorSiemens 5105WS12 3-Phase AC
from Metric Mind
DrivetrainOriginal manual transmission, without clutch
ControllerSiemens Simovert 6SV
AC inverter, short version
Batteries14, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage168 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC50
10 kW
HeaterMES-DEA RM4 liquid heater 2 KW
DC/DC Converter
included in inverter
InstrumentationPC/plan to interface to orginal dash instruments
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
actual so far (theoretical max 130 MPH)
AccelerationTBD (peppy even at 168 Volts 200 Amps)
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
with 9 year old Hawkers
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,100 Pounds (954 Kilograms)
(original 1850 plus 250)
TiresOriginal Bridgestone Portenza RE92
Conversion Time7 months until usable--still not "done"
Conversion Cost$19,750 so far (includes LiIon batteries)
Needs TBD extreme battery management system prior to (safely) deploying LiIon cells. At 20-25 mph, ~9.7 mi/kwh, At 35 mph, ~9.46 mi/kwh, At 45 mph, ~8.69 mi/kwh, At 50 mph, ~5.39 mi/kwh (very preliminary data). City driving (stops), ~6.84 mi/kwh. Regenerative braking.

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