1993 Solectrai ForceNew DashMotor Compartment
OwnerCharles Bliss
Owner's Other EV1997 Solectria Force
LocationPalo Alto, California United States map
Vehicle1993 Solectria Force
Formerly Peter Fletcher's "Falcon". Motor and controller self destructed shortly after replacing the battery pack. Upgrading to more powerful BLDC motor.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria BRLS16 Brushless DC
Original BRLS11 motor disintegrated after putting in new batteries. Replaced with more powerful BRLS16 motor
DrivetrainMounting the new motor meant replacing pulleys and Polychain. Due to space restrictions, I had to add an idler.
ControllerKelly KBL14251
BLDC with Regen. 144V / 250Amp
50% more power than original Solectria Controller
Batteries11 Lifeline GPL27T, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage132 Volts
ChargerSoneil 1212RS
11 Individual Chargers, one per Battery
HeaterCeramic Heater. Has Air Conditioning. A/C Motor replaced and A/C controller rebuilt to variable speed.
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
InstrumentationStock AH Meter and added Volt / Ammeter. In process of adding digital display
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Havn't driven much over 60 but motor, controller and gearing is set for 70
AccelerationGood when controller programmed to 240amps. Not a good idea, but fun.
Range55 Miles (88 Kilometers)
Have done 40.1 miles with pack at 132.9 at end. Starting to limp at 54 miles
Watt Hours/Mile177 Wh/Mile
Based on averages over 300 miles of driving around town and on expressway.
EV Miles
Current:6,260 Miles (10,072 Kilometers)
    As of 7/27/2009
Seating Capacity2 adults, 2 children
Tires175/70-R13 With Mooneye Hubcaps

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