LocationManly, New South Wales Australia map
Vehicle2001 Mazda Mazda Tribute
Like the Ford Escape, this is a family car All
wheel drive, conversion. The V6 and Auto Gear
are replaced with a smaller HPEVS AC50 and
manual Mazda 3 gearbox. It has 12Kwh Leaf
batteries, a power steering pump from a Holden
(07) and Saab power break pump.
MotorHPEVS AC50 single shaft 70HP 3-Phase AC
2018 issue: replaced the motor controller
DrivetrainRear wheel driveshaft is now removed. I did not need a 4-wheel/all
wheel drive car.
Car weight is reduced from 1590 kg to 1350 kg, at least 50 by
taking these shafts out and the other part was the heavy V6
ControllerCurtis 1238-7501
Model - Curtis 1238-7501 controller 96 Volt 550 Amps
Batteries26 LEAF, 110.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Ah/serie of cell V/cell Cells V/Total
61 8.4 13 109.2
61 8.4 13 109.2
122 8.4 26 109.2

Pack is from Nissan Leaf and protected with Batrium BMS.
Total weight of 26 pack is 99 kg. It is a small 12 Kwh 110V
battery protected by a custom made fibre glass box.
System Voltage110 Volts
HeaterCeramic 1000W heater element. These get 96-110V
and heats up from where Airco used to be.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
AccelerationI currently only use one gear (3rd) and reverse.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Not tested yet. Pending safety certificate
EV Miles
Start:93,000 Miles (149,637 Kilometers)
Current:93,018 Miles (149,665 Kilometers)
Total:18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight0
1350 kg
Conversion Time1 Year
Conversion Cost16,000 USD (to date) - in progress
Additional Features1) Zeva Fuel Gauge driver.- currently not in use. Was connected to a replacement Hyundai Getz
Cluster and it worked fine. I had to revert it back. Due to road safety requirement. Reverted the
cluster back to original. That was the only way the seat belts airbag signal was working as per
original. Maybe to install an aftermarket gauge for this.
2) USB programmer cable for Curtis (see forum details - currently NOTworking
3) RGB LED in use that connects to Batrium BMS for SoC

code by jerry