The Heart of the Matterde-ICE-ing!New motor & autoboxThe dirty deed is done!pretend motor!trying out arrangements of partsfront battery packinstalling the Beast's new powerplant!
OwnerRichard Bebbington
Owner's Other EV1974 Mini Pickup
LocationCardiff, Wales United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Toyota 3 litre Supra Turbo
Toyota's flagship luxury sports car back in 1990, a bit dated now. Still a very comfortable car...
MotorNetgain Warp11 Series Wound DC
big bad torque monster!

also auxiliary Electrocraft 3kW industrial servomotor for idling and mild regen
Drivetrain4-speed electronic control automatic with lockable torque converter & aftermarket shifting computer (fully programmable to get shifting to suit electric motor & allow maximum use of converter lockup)
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z2K
My big bad lizard from Otmar's workshop has finally arrived !! This should wake up that big motor. I hope the gearbox survives...
Batteries24 Exide Maxxima 900DC, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Two 144V strings connected in parallel initially, may be reconfigured later as single 288V string if I'm brave enough..
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC30
30 amps into the pack, or 30 amps from the mains, whichever comes first!
Should fill the Beast up nice & quickly
HeaterLikely to be 3kW liquid heater with stock heater core (too damned hard to pull all the dash out - I tried! )
DC/DC ConverterVicor Westcor PFC Megapac with 4 off 13.8V modules
800 watts output at 13.8 V, 4 slots used (1 master with 3 slave modules). PFC input stage can handle anything from 100 to 350 V dc, or AC mains input. Four remaining slots can be used for other modules (not allocated yet)
InstrumentationTwin Link10 (e-meters)
custom battery scanner & balancer
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
should be fun! will have much higher top end if I go for a 288V pack...
Accelerationquicker than stock Supra Turbo is my goal...
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
need 25 miles to do my commute, I might need Lithium batteries for that...
Watt Hours/Milelikely to be high, the Supra's one heavy beast!
EV Miles
Start:150,000 Miles (241,350 Kilometers)
Current:150,000 Miles (241,350 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults most of the time, up to 4
(planning on keeping the nice leather seats)
Curb Weight4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)
Conversion Timede-ICEing the beast happened over this summer, motor & autobox are now installed, Z2K has just arrived (thanks Otmar!)
Conversion Costdon't want to think about it!
car itself was cheap, but the rest of the parts...$$$
Additional FeaturesFull black leather seats
Climate control
Cruise control buttons in steering wheel re-tasked to operate Suprastick auto box controller and E-meters

MR2 electric power steering pump to provide power-steering

Auxilliary servomotor provides idling for autobox and aircon, could also provide mild "engine braking" regen
I might go for a Paktracker system, to keep an eye on all those batteries...

code by jerry