|Location||Adelaide, South Australia Australia map|
|Vehicle||1990 Daihatsu Charade |
Excellent donor car, two door, colour blue with only a few bumps and scratches, only 46917km.
|Motor||ZiBo Super Motor Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Original 5 speed gearbox without clutch. Front wheel drive.|
Take off in 4th or 5th forward, and use reverse gear with modified controller profile reduce the start torque (reverse was quite exciting without this modification).
|Controller|| inPower motor controller |
96V/400A controller with ProCom1 programmer
|Batteries||32 CALB/Skyenergy SE100AHA, 3.40 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Over 70 charge cycles to date, with no problems.
Keeping to 70%DOD for maximum cycle life of 3000x.
|System Voltage||109 Volts|
Charging curve for Lithium Batteries.
Output voltage is 58.4V, with two chargers connected to battery (16 cells each).
Output current is 10A, is a slow charger that takes 6-7hrs.
|Heater||Electric 12V heater optional|
|DC/DC Converter|| DCIS-7212-30|
DCIS series isolated DC/DC converter
|Instrumentation||DC 200V Blue LCD Digital Voltage Panel Meter|
|Top Speed||52 MPH (83 KPH)|
|Range||42 Miles (67 Kilometers)|
68km maximum calculated range.
Normal trip is less than 50km.
|Watt Hours/Mile||230 Wh/Mile |
Averaging 6.8km/kWh (this unit of measure seems to be more analogous to miles/gallon, and since electricity is sold in units of kWh it is easier to work out the cost from the electricity bill)
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||1,852 Pounds (841 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||Build started March 2010,|
Build completed December 2010,
Inspected and approved April 2011.
|Additional Features||Modified the brake pedal from a manual to automatic to give a larger foot pad for braking. Also installed a timer for the brake failure warning lamp so that the light is on for 5 seconds when the key is switched to the on position.|
|Trevor and I would like to thank the AEVA Adelaide branch for all the advice and assistance. Their help made this EV conversion possible, as we followed in the footsteps of others, with a few different design decisions along the way.|
We look forward to many EV miles ahead.