OwnerJon Pels
Owner's Other EVs1990 Suzuki Super Carry Van
1990 Daihatsu Charade
2000 Mitsubishi Mirage
LocationDarwin, Northern Territory Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Daihatsu Charade
MotorAdvanced DC X91-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5-speed gearbox without clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1200 series
Batteries10, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Commander 100 amp-hour marine deep cycle.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Heater12V hair dryer installed under dash and to satisfy registration requirements concerning demisting. Never used yet in our tropical climate!
InstrumentationAnalogue Volt and Amp panel meters for 120V system.

12V analogue Volt meter for accessory system.
Top Speed63 MPH (101 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:132,587 Miles (213,332 Kilometers)
Current:133,425 Miles (214,680 Kilometers)
Total:838 Miles (1,348 Kilometers)
    As of 10/4/2009
Seating Capacity2 seats including driver. Rear seats were removed to facilitate 6 batteries running across car width. Leaves plenty of cargo space.
Curb Weight2,235 Pounds (1,015 Kilograms)
TiresHigh profile radials at maximum recommended pressure.
Conversion TimeThis was my first conversion and most things were done twice at least. I've ended up with a good functional package. Part-time over three months.
Conversion Cost$14,600 AUD
Additional FeaturesAll four coil springs upgraded to King Springs.

Additional 12V battery installed to run 12V accessories.
Completed in May 2008. Registered in the Northern Territory. This vehicle has created plenty of interest amongst the locals, especially since Darwin is the start of the Solar Challenge Race( A cross continent race to Adelaide) I am in the process of building an upgrade model with Li Ion batteries and am therefore offering this Charade for sale ( see EV for sale this site )

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