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OwnerMichael Evans
Owner's Other EVs1992 Honda Civic
2009 Mongoose Mountain Bike
2005 Suzuki Swift-E
LocationRolleston, Canterbury New Zealand map
Vehicle2009 EEV002
Front wheel drive e-bike
Motor Chinese Brushless DC
24v, 500watt brushless hub motor
Batteries2 Century Battery Company 24v, 18ah, 24.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
two 12v Century SLA's
System Voltage24 Volts
Heatercoat, hat, and gloves.
Top Speed28 MPH (45 KPH)
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:125 Miles (201 Kilometers)
    As of 6/28/2009
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight72 Pounds (32 Kilograms)
Conversion Time8 hours
Conversion CostNZ$900
Additional FeaturesSolid steel battery boxes, LED headlamp & tail lamp, Steel controller enclosure with lock, on/off switch, and charging port. Very smooth ride.
I learned a lot from my first e-bike, so I used what I learned in the second generation e-bike. The result was a better-looking, better performing electric vehicle. I mounted the battery boxes on a pair of aluminium plates that I fabricated to fit in the rear carrier. Then, I installed the batteries. Being that the boxes were about twice the size of the batteries, there was a bit of space that I had to fill in with styrofoam to keep the batteries from sliding around. I also put a rubber pad on the back and the bottom of the box and a rubber bumper on the front to "sandwich" the battery in the box snugly. The controller box was a bit more difficult as there was much less room in the 8" box, and the controller is stuffed inside, with an exterior charging port and on/off switch. That way, it's really simple for anyone to ride and maintain. The boxes never need to be opened, unless a battery goes dead, or the controller fries, and I really don't see that happening, because everything is built right.

I have only just begun riding this e-bike, and have been offered money for it. With the price of petrol rising again, it's time to find a buyer for this one. The buyer is going to get a great commuter EV, and one that will be easy to maintain because everything is brand new, including the bike itself. The department store still had their sale on, so I bought a couple of these handy diamond-framed bikes because they are the perfect rigid platform to build EV's from. Strong and light.

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