Front updateAlways room to parkspace for 2½Chargers
OwnerBo Heilberg
LocationAalborg, North Denmark Denmark map
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Vehicle1992 Kewet Eljet 2
90's concept for standard acid batteries -
pretty much a forklift on steroids
- based on standard industrial parts
still avaiable
MotorThrige-Titan 7,5 kw
Low consumption - $1 for a 50 mile charge
Bigger motor = larger consumption = more battery weight/cost
DrivetrainMotor coupled to a Fiat Panda 4 speed manual gear box.
Leave it in 4th for basic driving - 3rd is for uphill acceleration - 2nd for climbing curbs - 1st for towing trucks on hills
ControllerCurtis 1205
Updated to 500 amp
Batteries4 Deep cycle for trains and buses, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Scanbrit 1220
Weight w acid 69,0 Kg = 152 pounds
Ampere at 5 hours 180 Ah.
Ampere at 20 hours 240 Ah.
Size in mm 519x270x240
2 units under seats, 2 under front hood.
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger Einhell
10 amp with electronic control of charge and trickle - 4 independent units, one for each battery
HeaterPropane
DC/DC Converter Mascot 12-48
All lighting switched to led. Big difference in consumption - from 55w to 2w in one headlight - but hi-beam lights are still with halogens
InstrumentationFiat Ducato van dash with battery manager
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Keeps up with traffic but not for highways
Increasing voltage to 60 will help
AccelerationKeeps up with city traffic
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Never take it over 30 miles and the batteries will last very long.
Kewet 2 has an economy control dial - at best setting and economic thinking (accelation etc) it will give you 50 miles before batteries are ½ discharged (optimal)
Watt Hours/Mile1250 Wh/Mile
These numbers are based on eco-setting in the city
25 amps x 50 volts
It can also consume 450 amps speeding up over fjord bridge - good mileage demands green wawes
EV Miles
Current:56 Miles (90 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 full size adults - or 3 European size
Curb Weight2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)
Galvanized pipe frame with glass fibre shell
Tires13" 135
Conversion TimeKewet ELjet 2 was born electric
Conversion Cost4 batteries and a refurbished curtis controller + 4 chargers = less than 2.000 dollars for a complete overhaul
Additional FeaturesKEW manufactures high pressure cleaners - the KEWET is designed by the same person.
KEWET is still going strong after some 50.000 kilometers - and always a parking space available - the car is only 2,5 meters long - 8 feet - but very roomy inside

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