Nice UnderwearThe BeginningA Bit of PaintThe Motor Goes InAdd Some BatteriesA Recent PhotoSparten Seatiung for Four.Original dashAnd one from the front.
OwnerDavid & Leonie Waplington
Owner's Other EV1988 Maserati 425 Bi-Turbo
LocationDawesville, Western Australia Australia map
Vehicle1960 Renault 4CV or 750
small and light 4 door runabout
MotorAdvanced DC L91 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal gearbox, with Advanced DC 7 inch motor, Zeva controller and 130V Lithium Ion battery pack consisting of 38 x 90 Ahr cells.
ControllerZeva 300Amp
Built by Ian in my home town.
Batteries38 Thunder Sky 90 Ahr, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Eight cells in the front and thirty above the motor in the rear.
System Voltage130 Volts
Charger TC charger from Hangzhou Tiecheng
These guys build the charger to suit your voltage. I chose the 1.5kW size. Slow, but allows me to use solar energy.
HeaterHair dryer, primarily for demisting. It vents through the ash tray hole.
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-45 600W
InstrumentationE-xpert Pro e meter. Koso electronic speedo The original LCD digital lost contrast after three years. I now use the analogue version.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
More than that overloads the tiny motor. Lesson one, bigger motor next time.
AccelerationNot bad, a bit slow through the gears with no clutch.
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Depends on your right foot.
Watt Hours/MileOMG I get 1 AHr per kM. What does that equate to?
EV Miles
Current:10,000 Miles (16,090 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 but licensed for only 3 because of its weight.
Curb Weight1,500 Pounds (681 Kilograms)
700kg approx
TiresTiny 135x15
Conversion Time15 months. Finally licensed for the road in March 2009.
Conversion Cost$12,000 Aussie dollars.
Additional FeaturesBike rack for my electric bike was added in 2013.
This was a ground up restoration of my wife's first car. It had been in her parents shed for 25 years. When rediscovered, I was not allowed to scrap it. I think it looks really cute.

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