|Location||Heinsdorfergrund, Sachsen Germany map|
|Vehicle||1987 Trabant P 601 |
A passenger vehicle model from the "VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau" build from 1958 to 1991 in Zwickau, Germany (formerly Germany Democratic Rebublic GDR), locally known as the Trabi.
|Motor||Advanced DC ADC 203-06-4001A Series Wound DC|
72-144 VDC, double shaft, 8" diam., 17.5 HP
|Drivetrain||Modified 4-Speed Manual Transmission. Front Wheel Drive. Neutral has been blocked.|
|Controller||Kelly KDH12600 or Zapi H2 120V 600A|
Kelly 120VDC 400Amps
Zapi 120VDC 600Amps w/Regen
|Batteries||10 Varta Traktion Akku, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Considering LiFePO4 batteries from LiFeBATT or ThunderSky looking for sponsors.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
|Charger||Zivan #NG3, 230VAC in/132-336VDC|
19A Output programmed for Pb-Acid.
|Heater||Forced Air, Electric Heater later I will build a duct from controller box to heating bay with extra fan. Currently only on/heat/off.|
|DC/DC Converter||Sevcon 622/11086 72V/12V DC |
72V to 12V DC-Converter with 300W max output power which is connected to rear battery pack.
|Instrumentation||Battery Management System "e-xpert pro"|
Voltage, Current, AmpHours, State-of-Charge, Temperature
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
On a flat road surface. Hills cause a significant decrease in performance depending on incline.
|Acceleration||0-100km/h in 20sec.|
Using only 3rd Gear. Gear-shifting without a clutch takes a bit more practice, but 2nd to 3rd gear starts should get about 3-5 seconds decrease with practice.
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
Worst case due to the very hilly road conditions in Vogtland. Low charge at 50% shut-down to keep battery from running too low.
|Watt Hours/Mile||225 Wh/Mile |
24.6Ah after a total of 35km.
Average speed 60kmh on my local hilly test track in Heinsdorfergrund.
|Seating Capacity||Current weight is 740Kg, orginal Trabant was able to have a max capacity of 1000kg so with conversion there is 260Kg.|
Seating capacity is 4.
|Curb Weight||1,630 Pounds (740 Kilograms)|
Body made of compressed fibre plastic(Duraplast) a plastic material made from Phenolic Plastic Resin and Cotton.
|Tires||Original Rims 145SR13|
Michelin 145/80R13 75T Energy E3B 1
|Conversion Time||Over 1year|
I have a day job and family.
|Additional Features||Customized rear spring for additional battery weight.|
New steering column assembly - lucky find in my spare parts collection.