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OwnerCelso Menaia
LocationPonte de Sor, Portalegre Portugal map
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Vehicle1998 Microcar Lyra
MotorGeneral Electric unknown Series Wound DC
48V motor from a forklift
Controller Home made
Home made controller, base on TI UC1637,
power stage 17 x 30 Amp Power mosfet total
of 510A and up to 100V
Batteries4 Exide MKD 110.0, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger home made
2x24V 15 Amp, home made charger
DC/DC ConverterKelly 48V 300W
kelly DC/DC converter, 48V to 13V, 300W
InstrumentationDigital voltmeter, 150 Amp ammeter, also
home made digital Voltimeter, Ammeter, Ah
and Wh meter
Top Speed25 MPH (40 KPH)
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
New batteries !!
Watt Hours/Mile144 Wh/Mile
about 90Wh/km estimated
EV Miles
Current:800 Miles (1,287 Kilometers)
    As of 10/9/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight800 Pounds (363 Kilograms)
Weight unknown , estimated
Tires145 x 80 R10
Conversion Timeabout 3 years, working only at weekends
and summer.
Car came with 40 000 miles (65 000km) on the odometer, but
it was reseted, fresh start with new motor.

lots of noise from gearbox / differential , soon it will be
replaced, and maybe Li-ion batteries upgrade, but for now
just lead-acid batteries.

code by jerry