Engine bayBattery packEngineBMS displaySeatsInsideEV ComponentsRear batteries
OwnerYves St-Georges
LocationQuebec, Quebec Canada map
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Vehicle1984 Chimo
Fiberglass kit car, with a VW Beetle frame.
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC
Kennedy Engineering Product (KEP)adaptor
Drivetrain4 speed manual - clutchless transmission adaptor
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries45 Universal Power LiFePO4, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
160 Ah, 250 Amps rating with max. amps of 600 A - Total storage
capacity of 26 kWh - 580 lbs, with metal casing ( 9 battery boxes)
- 2000 cycles - life
expectancy of 200 000 miles - Battery Management System with
Controller Area Network (CAN) to monitor and equalize every cell
of the battery pack
System Voltage150 Volts
ChargerChina HiPower
Universal power supply 90 - 220 VAC /50-60Hz - Aluminum
casing, designed specifically for LiFePO4 battery packs, up to 9
kW power
Heater1500W Ceramic
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
100-250 VAC in - 12 VDC output, adjustable
InstrumentationAmps - Volts - Cyberdyne digital gauge with optical speed sensor -
BMS LCD display with Volt min / max, amps, temperature, alarms
for over/under voltage, high temperature - rear view camera
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Acceleration0-60 mph in less 8 seconds...spinning
wheels at full throttle
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
City range (Less than 55 mph)
Watt Hours/Mile295 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:4,500 Miles (7,240 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,170 Pounds (986 Kilograms)
Light weight donor car (1620 lbs)Batteries total weight: 580 lbs,
380 lbs behind seats, 200 lbs in front, excellent weight balance
and handling.
Tires235-60R15 - Aluminum wheel adapter
Conversion Time400
Conversion Cost18 000$
Additional FeaturesAll fiberglass body, Urethane composite battery boxes, upgraded suspension with coil-over
shocks, front disc brakes, several "tuning" components (racing seats, 4 point belts, racing
steering, rear-view camera, Ipod radio, etc.), LED lights all-around.
Rack in engine bay for a portable generator to provide additional range: Charging while driving.
Lots of fun to drive, light weight Li-ion batteries provide excellent acceleration and great range -
drag racing at stop lights...

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