OwnerWilliam E. Jacobs
LocationLaurel Park, North Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce
Began conversion in June, 2008.
Donated car to Blue Ridge Community College,
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainNo clutch,
factory 5 speed manual transmission.

Lovejoy coupler between motor and
ControllerEvnetics Soliton1
Previous Logisystems 1000 blew up!
Batteries12 Odyssey 2150, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Four under the hood with motor,
one behind each seat in cockpit,
and 6 in the trunk.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerOdyssey OMAX-50AS-3B (6 of them)
Three-Bank Sequencing Chargers,
using 2 banks per charger.
Logically one charger for each battery.
HeaterNone, conversion was done in Florida.
DC/DC Converter Dedicated 12V Battery
Garden tractor 12V lead acid battery,
separate charger.
Instrumentationa. 2 Inch Westberg Mfg Voltage meter
b. 2 Inch Westberg Mfg Amp meter
c. 2 Inch Westberg Mfg dual 12v/amp meter
d. Individual digital Volts, Amps, %Charge
meters on the battery chargers
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Road tested
on local roads to 85mph in 5th gear.
AccelerationPeppy, still a sports car.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
When new, 30mi at 45mph (flat land)
per charge, which take the
batteries down to 50% (50% DOD).
EV Miles
Start:112,210 Miles (180,545 Kilometers)
Current:122,420 Miles (196,973 Kilometers)
Total:10,210 Miles (16,427 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,800 Pounds (1,727 Kilograms)
Original car was 2800lbs, now with
batteries it weighs in at 3800lbs.
Tires14 inch TruSpoke Wire Wheels.
Conversion Time9 calendar months, 2 man-months;
due to inefficient ordering of parts
and material.
Conversion Costa. $2400 for the car
b. $1500 for tools
c. $11,000 for conversion parts
Additional FeaturesNew springs to account
for the additional 900lbs of batteries.

DIY 500amp battery pack cut-off switch between seats.

Conversion was done completely with angle iron and bolts,
no welding done anywhere.

1. Gerald Wagner's book "Electric Vehicle Conversions".
2. Alfa Romeo; www.alfabb.com
3. Steve Clunn; www.greenshedconversions.com
4. Motor, Controller, Batts; www.greenshedconversions.com
5. Battery Lugs, Relays, etc; www.evsource.com
6. Battery Chargers; Odyssey
7. Suspension Springs; Coil Springs Specialties, LLC

Donated car to Blue Ridge Community College, 2021.

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