OwnerDavid Harrington
Owner's Other EV2001 Honda Civic EX
LocationBoxborough, Massachusetts United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1996 Honda Civic LX
This is a great little car that has earned
the name "Putt-Putt" because it is the
smallest car at the house.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
9.1" Beast of a motor!
DrivetrainAutomatic 4 Speed Electronically
Controlled Transmission
Honda B4RA Transmission
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K-LV
Zilla 1K-LV, set to 500 motor AMPs and 300
battery AMPs.
Batteries12 US Battery US8VGC XC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
170Ah @ 20 HR Rate
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
Adjustable Charger Set to 10 AMPs charging
Heater1500 Watt Ceramic Heater placed on the
passenger's seat and used to
defrost/preheat the car in the morning.
KATs 1500 Watt water heater under
DC/DC ConverterZivan 14.5v 50 AMP
InstrumentationPakTrakr, Battery AMP Gauge
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Driven 35-45 MPH mostly, I have maintained
55 MPH with AMPs and throttle to spare.
Range32 Miles (51 Kilometers)
Range is 32 miles at 40-45 MPH hilly
terrain to 80% DoD.
Watt Hours/Mile270 Wh/Mile
I average 270 Wh/Mi while driving like a
maniac and have gotten 210 Wh/Mi while
conservatively cruising.
EV Miles
Start:243,000 Miles (390,987 Kilometers)
Current:250,009 Miles (402,264 Kilometers)
Total:7,009 Miles (11,277 Kilometers)
    As of 11/13/2011
Seating Capacity5 Adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
TiresToro Radial Touring Reduce Rolling
Resistance, came with the donor.
Conversion TimeAbout 120 Hours of research/
3 Hours so far on Charger system.
40 Hours on Controller
2 Hours Desiging Motor Coupler
20 Hours removing parts/designing
8 Hours installing components

100+ hours of tweaking, playing and
Conversion Cost$5,500 for everything, including the
replacement automatic transmission.
Additional FeaturesPower Brakes are using am Audi vacuum pump.
Check out my website for more Civic EV info!

I drive the EV daily and rarely go below 50% DoD before
charging, usually I am at 60% State of Charge when I arrive
at my destination and recharge.

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