JosJam JET
OwnerDr Joseph James
LocationWest Bloomfield, Michigan United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1999 Mercedes Benz ML230
I am building this car from the ground up with a brand new unused rolling chassis as the base for a quicker prototype.
MotorMES DEA 200-150 3-Phase AC
Two motors, one each to front and rear differentials.
DrivetrainDirect drive to front and rear differentials, which are 1:4.78 ratio.
ControllerMES DEA TIM 600
Two controllers, one each for front and rear motors.
Batteries30 Valence U24 12XP, 396.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
I might lower the battery count to 24 as it may be an overkill.
System Voltage396 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies
They are 36v and 48v interspersed within.
HeaterMES DEA water heater.
DC/DC ConverterMES DEA
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
This is the proposed speed only.
Range200 Miles (321 Kilometers)
This is the proposed range only.
Watt Hours/MileUnknown at this time.
Seating Capacity2 seater drop head roadster or gullwings.
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
This is approximate at this time. I have purposefully overbuilt everything as I like to be cocooned!
Tires215 45 16 Dunlop. I purposefully made the tires smaller for a better torque for now, may be able to increase size once it is fully assembled.
Conversion TimeOngoing, my busy work schedule and Michigan weather are factors delaying completion.
Conversion CostAdding up slowly!
Additional FeaturesThis is only the first prototype, the next one built will be custom designed for electric drive from the scratch.
Thanks to many people on EVDL for contributing their knowledge base, Mike for hosting this and many people who did fabrication works for me.

code by jerry