A look inside
OwnerBill Ruzinsky
LocationLoveland, Colorado US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1990 Suzuki Katana
MotorBriggs and Stratton ETEK RT Permanent Magnet DC
This is the high torque 3700 rpm new E-Tek motor.
Drivetrain520 Chain 14 tooth drive 70 tooth driven
ControllerKelly 72V 300 A
Sold the Alltrax and got the Kelly with regen. I have added a left brake lever to operate the progressive regen. I have also added a posilok bushing in place of the key and set screw on the drive sprocket.
Batteries24 Thunder Sky 90 A hr, 3.90 Volt, Lithium-Ion
24 Thundersky cells in series.
System Voltage85 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
DC/DC ConverterSevcon
InstrumentationAnalog Ammeter, digital voltmeter on battery pack, low cell indicator from BMS
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I have it geared on the low side to accommodate the hills in the area I live.
AccelerationReasonable acceleration but not measured.
Range70 Miles (112 Kilometers)
More like 40 - 50 for normal operation.
Watt Hours/Mile90 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:12,790 Miles (20,579 Kilometers)
Current:15,500 Miles (24,939 Kilometers)
Total:2,710 Miles (4,360 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight440 Pounds (199 Kilograms)
150 lb - batteries
292 lb - frame
Conversion TimeI don't think it will ever end - and that's OK
Conversion Cost$9000 total
I have been very satisfied with how it turned out. It's a lot of fun and truly makes a practical around town vehicle. For more pics and info: electrovoyageur.com

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