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OwnerKearon de Clouet
LocationBeacon Hill, New South Wales Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Mercury Capri SA
(In the US, it's a Mercury Capri...here
It's a cheap 4-seater convertible - and it's gonna turn some
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
It's pretty and red, and it's gonna push this thing pretty all
over town!
Drivetrainall original, of course, except for the Netgain Impulse 9.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
UPDATE: I was going for the ZEVA controller, but as it's not
yet released to the public, and I've gotta get going on
finishing my build, I went for a Curtis 1231C.
BatteriesThunder Sky LFP90AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
They're the LiFePo4 batteries that they reckon are gonna last
7 years...
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger EV Power custom jobby.
Custom built to suit these batteries.
HeaterCeramic element x 2: custom made.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS45
turns the 144 Volt DC pack to 13.8Volts DC to keep the 12
Volt battery happy.
InstrumentationPalm Tungsten T, running Peter Ohlers 'EV Dash', fed by a
Xantrex Link10 battery monitor
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 60 Mph in about 10 secs
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,248 Pounds (1,021 Kilograms)
TiresNormal, but pumped up to 40psi
Conversion Time6 months total to Jan09
Conversion CostAbout $21000 Aus, inc the Capri
Additional FeaturesI got the 45 x Thunderskys in under the back seat! You'd never know the car wasn't
stock...except for the lack of noise and pollution...
I'm making a TV show about the conversion process as I go - free to view at

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