Underside of rear endFront endEngine compartmentMiata seatsThe office areaTrunk
OwnerLos Altos High School - Mark Childers, Dept Head
LocationLos Altos, California US map
Vehicle1973 Porsche 914
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
Regenerative braking extends the range a little, especially in stop & go driving. Saving the friction brakes is probably the best effect.
Batteries14 Deka 8G24M, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage168 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
DC/DC Converter Custom (M Sasnett)
Two Vicor BatMod modules with control circuitry designed to function as main 12-volt system source and charger/maintainer for back-up SLA 12-volt battery.

Input: 100 to 200 VDC
Key on: 13.5 V, 28 A max
Key off:
Recharge: To 15 V max, 3.7 amps max
Float: 13.0 V
InstrumentationStandard Porsche 914 instruments plus current and voltage meters for the traction motor.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 30 mph 9.8 sec
0 to 40 mph 14.5 sec
No Tesla but it feels peppy enough.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
Calculated using energy drawn by the Zivan charger to fully recharge the pack, as measured by a kW-hour meter on a dedicated 240 VAC line to the charger.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,600 Pounds (1,181 Kilograms)
Weight distribution 50/50 front/rear
Conversion Time9 months of work on the car preceded by about 10 months of design and development work on the DC-DC converter.
Conversion Cost$20k (approx)
EV conversion by: Mike Sasnett, Los Altos CA
Conversion complete: October 2008
Donated to: Los Altos High School, December 2017

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