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OwnerBuddy Mills
LocationWilliamsburg, Virginia United States map
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Vehicle1994 Toyota Tercel
Nice car for what it is. Toyota made a well
built car, easy to work on. Converted from lead
to Lithium in March 2014
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24LS 3-Phase AC
Azure with regen brakes
Drivetrain4 Speed FWD
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
Batteries132 International Battery (defunked) 60ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
2P66S International Battery was an Obama green
company that went out of business. Picked these
up cheap. Best I can tell this are an upgraded
System Voltage220 Volts
Charger Eltek IP20
This is a charger sold by EVovlve Electrics.
Made by Volvo. Does about 7 amps using 120AC
input and 15 amps using 220AC input
HeaterWas Electric element from EA...caught fire.
Then I designed a water heater system...too
much current. So I ended up putting a $20
heater from WalMart in the dash. Wired it up
straight and run it off a 12vdc to 120vac
inverter. Seems to work ok.
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
Seems to do the trick
InstrumentationOriginal speedo, 12 volt amp gauge and system
amp gauge by Wescot. Added tablet to the center
console with the Torque app. Pulls all data
from the OrienBMS via CAN and bluetooth. This
is "kick-ass"
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Works for me! Starts bouncing around after about
AccelerationIt does the 1/4 in 21 secs. Seems to do OK now
with Lithium Battery. (Lost about 400lb from
upgrade from lead)
Range110 Miles (176 Kilometers)
A solid 90 plus miles with average speed of
55MPH (84 miles round trip to work - Avg speed
of 51mph)
Watt Hours/Mile290 Wh/Mile
275 at 60mph and 250 at 50
EV Miles
Current:11,042 Miles (17,766 Kilometers)
    As of 7/23/2015
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,600 Pounds (1,181 Kilograms)
Two Door. Org Curb 1950lbs.
TiresUpgraded wheels from 13" to 15" with LRR tires.
Not sure if it increased mileage but I no longer
use 4th gear.
Conversion Time9 months. Would have been sooner but was
waiting on parts. Some major EV parts were very
Conversion Cost$20,306.93 Total Includes everything.
Paint, Suspension, Interior. Special tools
along the way. Even the Black electrical tape
is included in price. (Now all I need is a
blanket to keep me warm because I am in the
doghouse for spending twice as much I told the
wife it would cost) I figure I made about 2-3K
in mistakes. Biggest and most costly one was
dealing with Electro Automotive, Live and

UPDATE Added $7K for Lithium Batteries, BMS,
Charger and other misc parts.
Additional FeaturesNew brakes and flex lines, CV shafts/joints, heaver spring all
around. Used set of seats from junk yard and a front left fender.
All new carpet on floor and covering the battery box. Paint job.

One battery box sunk in floor in place of gas tank with 3 groups
of 8 batteries (24 batteries total). Sliding box on top of that,
9 groups of 8 batteries (72 Batteries total), which will slide to
the trunk for maintenance. 36 arranged around side boxes. All
over the rear wheels When in use the sliding box is forward in
place of rear seat.

All relay PCB mounted and place under dash in place of ECU module.
All wires wrapped and loomed.

Reset the odometer to zero since I already had the dash apart.
Amp and 12 volt meter in dash in place of gas gauge. Replaced
radio with Dell tablet and using the Torque App to show all
batteries data. Really cool

Lots of time and fun
Azure Dynamics was a good company and very helpful. I had nothing but
high regards for them. EVolve Electrics seem to be a straight
forward company to work with. I really like the OrienBMS. They seem
to know their stuff.

I would never do business with Electro Automotive nor should anyone
else. Bad customer service. parts wrong or cheap. In fact it took
almost a year to get parts I am still waiting on the repair of my
charger and they have stopped returning my emails. It was never
right and I had to purchase from another vendor to get the car on the
road. As far as I am concerned EA should not be in the business any
longer. Update - Sued EA and won...however collecting is another

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