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OwnerPaul Kirchman
Owner's Other EV1990 VW Cabriolet
LocationSarasota, Florida United States map
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Vehicle2000 Mazda Miata
Stock weight and handling.
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
recycled from Electron Transport
DrivetrainRetained clutch. Lightweight 8 lb flywheel.
ControllerZeva MC1000C
A big improvement over the Logisystem 550 amp.
Spins the tires in first.
Batteries3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
48 Nissan Leaf modules connected 6p16s for 120
volts nominal. Actual full charge is about 133
V. Great batteries so far and far cheaper than
new. Get them from a wrecked Leaf.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 20
BMS four MK3x8's from Manzanita Micro
Heater800 watt ceramic inserted into old heater core
and activated with relay connected to fog light
button. Not sufficient, but it's Florida. Only
needed about 1 week of the year.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS 45
InstrumentationStock speedometer still works. ZEVA control
panel and Tachometer in dash.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Theoretical top at 5000 RPM in 5th gear based on
gear ratios and tire size. Actual top speed
achieved 75 MPH.
AccelerationBetter than stock. Usually use 3rd gear to start
and go to 4th above 45 mph. 2nd for really quick
starts. 1st to spin the tires.
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
Estimated. I have done 45 and had some capacity
Watt Hours/Mile210 Wh/Mile
@ 50 MPH
EV Miles
Start:152,280 Miles (245,018 Kilometers)
Current:169,280 Miles (272,371 Kilometers)
Total:17,000 Miles (27,353 Kilometers)
    As of 4/9/2024
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
TBD but close to stock
Conversion Time8 months nights and weekends
Conversion CostCar $3100. Batteries $3500. All other parts
recycled from former car. Probably $6000
about $13,000? Now $14,500 with new Zeva
controller. Well worth it.
Additional FeaturesKeeping charge cycles between 80% and 20% DOD as
much as possible to extend battery life.

Insulating foam added under hood and trunk to keep the
batteries from heating due to the sun. Works well.
Love it! Highly recommend the Zeva controller and the Leaf batteries.
As of April 2019 charging off of solar at home, where I do 95% of my

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