OwnerKay Edgecumbe
Owner's Other EVs1979 Conzept
1981 NEEV
1953 Le Velocette
Rebuilt Mobility Scooter
Fire Fly
1937 Austin 8
LocationChristchurch, Christchurch New Zealand map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2008 home built
wife has to have a mobility scooter so was brassed off at having to walk behind her to the local store.
so now we have boy girl races to the mall.
independent suspension all round .
twin motors on rear wheels.
suspension will tackle ditches on side of sealed roads with out discomfort.
solid bib and still adjustable steering column(like other scooters.
large front area that takes most of my groceries
Motor so old the name plates are gone Permanent Magnet DC
from the early front wheel drive 4 km mobility scooters
Drivetrainchain to rear wheel cogbelt drive from the pair of small mobility scooters (1980 s)motors 260 watts 24 v
5 relays switching resistors and one relay that series parallel the batteries.
(resistors are seldom in for more than a few watt seconds)
just aquired a 40 amp controller and now have very good controll of the scooter an observation is that the scooter goes better up hill on 20 amps that full power at 25 so keeping the motors at rated current is better
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
gel cells at the moment considering deep cycle flooded sort
System Voltage24 Volts
local made
Heaterwooly jersey
DC/DC Converter
Instrumentationvoltmeter resister relay indicating LEDs
Top Speed10 MPH (16 KPH)
series parallel battery switching gives 2 cruising speeds 5 and 10 mph
Range5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)
enough to get 3 trips to shops and back
Watt Hours/Milehave not worked this out
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
I can lift ether end so not too heavy
Tireswheel barrow sort
Conversion Time3 weeks intensive work in garage
Conversion Costmostly scraps around the section
but the relays cost me $10 from the net and the motors were from a large haul of scooter parts from auction cost $400 and heaps of bits left
Additional Featureswind screen + fixed front bib ,luggage in front,
independent suspension (great on rough ground)
motors and rear wheels just unclip and can be removed for inspection/maintenance in a few seconds.
LED bright lights for being seen at night.
use it every day when fine weather and love it
cost for trip to mall 20 cents and 6 minutes
cost for my car to mall is $1.50 and 12 minutes travel plus walk from car park to mall.

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