OwnerBill Rowling
Owner's Other EV1985 Subaru DL
LocationTacoma, Washington US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2007 Acura TL S Series
Converted from a new Acura
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFront wheel drive
6 speed transmission
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
Batteries24 Valence U-27, 12.80 Volt, Lithium-Ion
2 strings of 12 Lithium Ion Phosphate, automotive type
12.8V 130Ah, 43 pounds
no battery heater
System Voltage154 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-50
Added a digital amp meter
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Cornering is fantastic
Acceleration0-60 in 7.8 seconds
Range140 Miles (225 Kilometers)
140 in the summer
100 in the winter
Watt Hours/Mile10 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:478 Miles (769 Kilometers)
Current:2,760 Miles (4,440 Kilometers)
Total:2,282 Miles (3,671 Kilometers)
    As of 12/18/2008
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight4 Pounds (1 Kilograms)
175 pounds over stock weight
weight is centered 50/50 front to back
Conversion Time6 months waiting for parts
300 hours converting
400 hours solving computer problems but I didn't charge for a lot of it.
Conversion CostAcura $44,000
Batteries $52,000
Conversion $32,000
Additional Features4 Circuit breakers on both positive and negative strings
Fuses on both strings
Inertia switch
Charging/drive lockout
Digital SOC gauge
Drive motor cooling fan
Dual passenger and driver heaters
Power steering switchable on/off
Power Brakes
Air Conditioning
Computers were a learning experience but the conversion turned out excellent. Everyone loves the concept of an electric vehicle that looks and performs excellent.

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