OwnerKen Watkins
LocationOrlando, Florida United States map
Vehicle1991 Mazda Miata
This EV Miata has 19ea 6 Volt batteries (120 V) driving a Zapi Controller that powers a 9" Advanced DC Motor. See more at my website evsbyken.com. Or, check out "Building An Electric Vehicle" book at https://www.createspace.com/3924002.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainThis EV Miata uses the original 5 speed transmission. The suspension has been upgraded with Ground Control coil over shocks for the added weight.
ControllerZapi H2B
The Zapi H2B controls 120 Vdc at 650 amperes for either forward traction or dynamic braking.
Batteries19 Discover EVGC6A-A, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
There are two battery levels in the trunk; therefore, an AGM battery was required.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG-3
DC/DC ConverterPower-One 500 Watt
InstrumentationState of Charge Meter, Voltmeter, Ampmeter, Low Voltage meter, Tachometer, Controller Temperature.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:160,000 Miles (257,440 Kilometers)
Current:175,000 Miles (281,575 Kilometers)
Total:15,000 Miles (24,135 Kilometers)
    As of 8/30/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
Weighed vehicle on scales.
Conversion Time1 year
Conversion Cost$20K
See my web site at evsbyken.com.


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