Under the HoodIn the Trunk
OwnerPete Jorgensen
LocationAshland, Oregon US map
Vehicle1958 Nash Metropolitan
MotorHPEVS AC-50 3-Phase AC
3 Phase Ac
DrivetrainOriginal 3 speed Transmission & Diferential
ControllerCurtis 1238 650 amp
Batteries32 Thunder Sky 160 ah, 3.60 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Batteries protected by Mini BMS from Clean Power Auto LLC
System Voltage115 Volts
ChargerElcon 4 KW
4 KW - 110/220 Volt Supply
HeaterI gutted the heater core shroud, fabricated a mount plate & installed a 1500W ceramic heating element from KTA & 12 volt muffin fan from Digitech. This was interesting since the shroud is round & everything else is square.
DC/DC ConverterElcon 30 Amp
InstrumentationCurtis 840: RPM Volts, Amps, State of Charge & Volt/Amp etc from BMS
AccelerationMore than enough.
Range55 Miles (88 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile310 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
 
    As of 11/30/2015
Seating Capacity2 Adults and one child (small rear seat)
Curb Weight2,250 Pounds (1,022 Kilograms)
Original curb weight 1890 Lbs.
Tires5.60 x 13 (original size)
Conversion TimeApproximately 4 months plus about 12 months on restoration of the Metro.
Conversion CostTotal cost of car & conversion $30,000. The car & restoration was about $11,000 of that.

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