|Owner's Other EV||2013 Nissan Leaf|
|Location||Grants Pass, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1992 Honda Civic DX |
This vehicle was sold in Nov. '12.
|Motor||Advanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC|
8." 5th generation Honda engines rotate opposite of
nearly every car on the market, so it was necessary to
properly "advance" this motor.
|Drivetrain||Stock 5-speed transmission; 2nd gear used 80% of the |
|Controller||DC Power Systems DCP-1200 Raptor|
1200 Amp, with resistive throttle.
|Batteries||18 US Battery 8VGC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
coming up on 3 years old. Make sure to order single
caps, and L-terminals! 9 in front; 9 in rear, sunk nice &
low to leave room for guitars & amps-- Civvies were
_made_ to be EVs! You'll be able to pull 10-12 kWh from
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC20|
I pull 35 amps when I first plug this charger in, and
generally charge from 220V outlets. Charger has been
reliable, quiet, and versatile.
|Heater||Ceramic core, 3000 watts. Removing center console |
diversion grille during harsh OR winter months keeps the
front windshield defrosted just fine.
|DC/DC Converter||Belktronix 60 Amps|
baby-- we're talkin' SERIOUS "MORE POWER" on the 12V
aux. line! They're a new company, but DANG they make a
|Instrumentation||Speedometer, E-meter mounted in pod pillar. Have wired battery indicator to stay on while vehicle is powered up.|
|Top Speed||82 MPH (131 KPH)|
in 3rd. Haven't tried 4th or 5th.
|Acceleration||Accelerates better than stock from 0-40.|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
depending on temp., load, speed, etc. This is a
summertime rating, solo driver, 55 mph, minor hill work:
"Your mileage may vary"
|Watt Hours/Mile||225 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,260 Pounds (1,481 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Brand new Eclipse 165-70R13 pumped to 40 PSI. Don't |
adjustable Ground Control coil-overs and Koni Yellow
shocks upgrade to deal with the weight...
|Conversion Time||1.5 years, mostly waiting for the adapter plate and |
|Conversion Cost||$11,200 plus the car itself. (Included first set of batteries). |
|Additional Features||MP3 input to hook up the iPod to! Sunroof to vent heat in summer months. (Isn't |
convection great)?! 50/50 weight split between the batteries. Circuit breaker
neatly mounted under hand brake. Tinted windows; upgraded wheels.
|If you're interested in converting a 5th generation Civic (92-95), click |
WebPage and follow the link to my
journal. If you're even more eager after reading the webpage and webjournal, you
can Paypal $23 to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll send you a 59 min. long DVD that
features the hatchback model I based my conversion on; my vehicle; and even a
del Sol-- each of which has 18 batteries. The video discusses battery and
component placement, ins- and outs of converting 5th generation Civics, etc.