ElecTrike ElecTrike RearArctic Cat Snowmobile FrameSwing Arm Mounts
OwnerPaul McMahon - Ironworks Design
LocationWaltham, Vermont United States map
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Vehicle2012 ElecTrike
Single Passenger, enclosed, three-
wheeled, commuter vehicle made from an
Arctic Cat ZL snowmobile frame and
Yamaha R6 wheels, brakes and swing arm
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES 89 Separately Excited DC
8 HP SepEx with Hall effect sensor
DrivetrainDirect-drive chain and sprocket
ControllerCurtis 1244
SepEx controller that will allow
regenerative braking
Batteries6 Trojan 27-AGM, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies QuiQ-dci
72 Volt hi-freq switching charger with
built-in DC-DC converter, programmable

HeaterNone yet. Hoping for scavenging heat
from motor and controller. I have a
heat sink under the aluminum panel that
the controller is mounted on and it
will have a controlled vent to the
DC/DC Converter see charger description
InstrumentationCurtis fuel gauge, programmable speedometer from Nordskog.
Carbon fiber dash. Looking into making the LED readouts on the charger remote on the dash.
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
I brought it up to 55 for my first time
out. I need to "tune" the controller
with my computer program to optimize
the running characteristics.
AccelerationNo timed test yet. It did squeak the
tire once!
RangeHoping for 50 miles
EV Miles
Current:1 Miles (1 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
Shooting for around 1,200 without
Conversion TimeAbout 4 1/2 years have now elapsed on this project! The economic slowdown put the skids to the project for a while. Plan now is to have it legal and on the road by Sept. 2012.
Conversion Cost$7,000 and counting
Additional FeaturesWill have a composite shell with an acrylic canopy from
Todd's Canopies, LED lighting, on-board retractable cord
for charging, rear-view camera with dash mount screen

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