All wired up ready to GO!20 Cells up frontDriving is a Breeze
OwnerKevin Leach
Owner's Other EV1986 Suzuki RG-250
LocationGeelong, Victoria Australia map
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Vehicle1991 BMW 318i
MotorNetgain Warp 11 Series Wound DC
Great for the direct drive setup.
Using forced air cooling for the hotter Aussie
DrivetrainDirect drive - 4.55:1 Diff ratio.
ControllerEvnetics Soliton1
Fantastic controller - Currently running in
Quite Mode.
Batteries52 Winston WB-LYP100AHA, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Using Clean Power Auto's Centralised BMS.
System Voltage172 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 20
Absolutely amazing device - Takes a bit to set,
but now happily charges at up to 25 Amps
Constant Current and finishes with a 0.5 Amp
Constant Voltage. All cells within 10mV after 7
years of road use.
HeaterAIR-TH120V-1500W liquid coolant heater. - Pumps
heated coolant through the original heater core!
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
InstrumentationClean Power Auto's EV Display (Mounted in BMW
clock fascia.)
Top Speed120 MPH (193 KPH)
AccelerationMore than adequate - Can be a bit exciting in
the wet!
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Suitable for my daily needs.
Watt Hours/Mile280 Wh/Mile
180 Whr/KM for my daily commute.
Energy usage is identical from 35 to 50 MPH,
good aerodynamics from Mr BMW.
EV Miles
Start:166,222 Miles (267,451 Kilometers)
Current:186,381 Miles (299,887 Kilometers)
Total:20,159 Miles (32,435 Kilometers)
    As of 6/18/2020
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
A bit heavier than I was aiming for but system
handles it fine even with 5 on board.
Tires205/65/15 Standard tires running at 40PSI
Conversion Time2 Years (Weekends)
Conversion Cost$28,000AU
Great daily commute

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