OwnerEvan Tuer
Owner's Other EVs1976 Reliant Kitten
1998 Peugeot 106 Electrique
LocationFife, Scotland United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1998 Citroen 500E
Factory-built Citroen electric van.
MotorLeroy Somer SA18 Separately Excited DC
162V, 15kW continuous, forced air cooling.
DrivetrainSagem IGBT controller, Sepex-DC Leroy Somer motor, single-ratio front wheel drive transmission.
ControllerSagem OEM
Single-IGBT controller, 300A armature and 10A field drive. Water cooled.
Batteries27 Saft STM5-100MRE, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
System Voltage162 Volts
ChargerSagem OEM
3kW isolated charger, water cooled.
Also home-made 13kW fast charger (1 hour recharge).
HeaterWebasto gasoline
DC/DC ConverterSagem OEM
1kW, water cooled.
Instrumentationbattery % gauge, power meter.
Top Speed62 MPH (99 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
40 miles in mixed traffic, using less than 80% charge.
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:74,000 Miles (119,066 Kilometers)
    As of 2/2/2009
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,196 Pounds (1,452 Kilograms)
TiresContinental EcoContact3
I bought this factory built EV second hand in 2005, it's been incredibly useful, used as my main vehicle.

As it is discontinued and dealer service is patchy and expensive, so for battery maintenance I produce a kit (see website) so that owners can do it themselves.

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