Lotus 7 under constructionThe wall of motivationThe final color - metalic grayA cad of battery testing with lead acidsThe contactors
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
Vehicle2009 Locost
A lotus 7 replica which is being built from the ground up
MotorKostov 9 Series Wound DC
Have changed from a warp9 to a kostov based on pricing.
DrivetrainDirect drive to a TE cortina differential (2.92).
ControllerOpen ReVolt

Let the fun begin! Open source DC controller!
Batteries45 Thunder Sky TS-60, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
Changed to lithium because the lead acids would double the weight of the car. I am trying to keep it around 600kg with 2 passengers to keep the performance up.
System Voltage144 Volts
DC/DC Converter
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
The aim is to clear 100kph (62mph)and hopefully get a fair way towards the 130 mark. Looking at using a 2 speed CVT if i cannot reach this target.
AccelerationI came into this wanting sub 5's for 0-62mph (100kph), looks more like 10's. So will have too see what else comes out.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
That is the aim, to be able to go 50mils at close to 60kph. Aiming bigger then i need so i can push it. The calcs say that the car should be good for 60-70km @ 60kph.
Seating Capacity2 adults (tight fit)
Curb Weight1,300 Pounds (590 Kilograms)
That is around 610kg, that is the calculated final weight including 2 pass.
Conversion TimeLets not go here
Conversion CostThis I will have when I calc up all my receipts so far. Will have on my website when i finish!
Basically have most of the body work done, the chassis is done, currently making the suspension and awaiting the parts for the controller to come. ETF has blown out due to cost blow outs with batteries being changed to lithium but i see it being worth it. Come on pay rise at work!

The name "drydanol" means electric in Welsh.

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