Rear battery packUnder the hood
OwnerClaudio and Sheree Natoli
LocationNorth Western Sydney, New South Wales Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1995 Daihatsu Charade
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFront wheel drive. 5 speed manual. No clutch.
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K-LV
Batteries45 Thunder Sky TS-LFP160AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage144 Volts
DC/DC ConverterVicor VI-N52-EM
InstrumentationDash-mounted ammeter and voltmeter
(and occasionally, ZillaView; see WebPage )
Top SpeedTop speed unknown.

119km/h in quarter mile; in 4th and still pulling.
Acceleration0-100km/h in < 12s; 18.2s quarter mile ET.

Not a sports car by any stretch of the imagination, but quicker than the original ICE (1L, 3 banger)
Range93 Miles (149 Kilometers)
Range test of over 150 kilometres, under realistic conditions approximating mixed urban/highway commute
EV Miles
Start:144,599 Miles (232,659 Kilometers)
Current:152,519 Miles (245,403 Kilometers)
Total:7,920 Miles (12,743 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresB800 155/80R13
Conversion TimeGlider purchased: Oct 2004
EV grin: May 2005
Pre Jan 09: 120V (15 x 8v) Trojan T-875 floodies; approx 40kms range

Jan 09: 144V (45 x 3.2v) Thundersky 160Ah LFP; > 150kms range; 400 lbs of lightness added; loads more fun!

code by jerry