New J-Plug Installed
OwnerMike Scott
LocationSan Jose, California United States map
Vehicle1974 Porsche 914 EV
Alaska Blue Metallic after I spent 2 years restoring it. While putting it back together I bought another '74 as an example of what went where... That was 11 years ago, I've had several more 914's since, but still have the first...
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC-24 3-Phase AC
Azure Dynamics
DrivetrainLight Vehicle AC kit from ElectroAutomotive, basically their AC 914 kit minus the stiffer springs, torsion bars, battery boxes and body graphics. Built my own battery racks, already upgraded brakes and torsion bars.
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
AC Regen Controller for 144-170V pack
Batteries50 CALB/Skyenergy CA100AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
16KWh @ 160V 20 fit where the gas tank was, 15 alongside the motor on each side.
Weight only slightly higher than stock gasser, and balance very similar which is important for neutral handling.
System Voltage160 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20 Buck Enhanced
120-240VAC onboard charger.
HeaterTwo 1500W Ceramic cores, 12V fans. Mounted up front under hood. Feed into stock system under dash, fan speed control/thermostat on console next to gear shift.
DC/DC ConverterBelktronix 108-192V
55 Amp, putting out 13.6V
Instrumentation115-175 Volt Gauge, was ordered, what I got was a SOC gauge that pegs out at only 164V...
+250 -250 Amp gauge
E-Meter (Xantrex XBM)Needs to go, only reads to 133V...
250 Volt AC meter (next to AC input)
50 Amp AC meter (next to AC input)
300 VDC meter (next to charger)
50 Amp DC meter (next to charger)
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Hopefully. 70 will be enough
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/MileTBD
EV Miles
Start:20,000 Miles (32,180 Kilometers)
Current:20,000 Miles (32,180 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2.5
Curb Weight0
Don't know yet.
TiresStock 165-15 front, 205-60R15 rear.
Conversion TimeFinally got Voltmeter from EA. Wiring is nearing completion, and battery racks are too.
Conversion Cost$20,000?
Additional Features19mm front Anti Sway Bar, Larger front torsion bars, heavier rear springs. GOOD BRAKES! (Vented brake rotors from 911 (front and rear) M-Calipers in Front, custom spacers in stock rear calipers.) LED Taillights, Super bright LED brake lights, and really bright LED turn signal lights, front and rear. Front air dam under fiberglass front bumper that has J1772 connector behind the front license plate, rear spoiler. JBL speakers, CD player for those quiet drives with the top in the rear trunk.
One fun car! I've had this one about fifteen years, it's going on eight years as a daily driver after restoring the body and paint, rubber, glass, etc. It was leaking so much oil, and after seeing Otmar's CAPOPPY, and a VoltsPorsche once before, I decided to convert... Up date, it's STILL leaking oil, just not as much. I went to put the motor in and found a puddle at the rear end of the speedometer cable... I hope to finish this year! (2013)

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