OwnerJon Ando
LocationSan Jose, California United States map
Vehicle1992 Toyota Toyota Tercel
basic white coupe
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-15-6 Series Wound DC
basic series wound DC motor. 6.7", 10hp
continuous, 40hp peak.
Drivetrain4 speed manual. clutchless
ControllerAlltrax 7245
Programmable. 72v, 450 amps max.
Batteries24 Thunder Sky TS-LFP100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
LiFePo4 battery. The yellow ones.
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerElcon EP-B2 by Ecity power (bmsbattery.com)
1500 Watts LiFePO4 Chargers
HeaterThick jacket.
DC/DC Converter DC/DC Convertor 72V to 12V 400w
Basic 72 to 12 v
Instrumentationa single volt meter.
Top Speed49 MPH (78 KPH)
takes a little while to get there
Accelerationa little slow but fakes keeping up with
traffic reasonable well.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 is the "safe" distance in case there is
a problem with one of the cells or with
the charging. 25 miles to 80% DOD.
Watt Hours/Mile210 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:129,000 Miles (207,561 Kilometers)
Current:142,000 Miles (228,478 Kilometers)
Total:13,000 Miles (20,917 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults. all batteries are under the
hood. I have all the original passenger
capacity plus a trunk!
Curb Weight1,800 Pounds (818 Kilograms)
approximate weight, about 1960 with ICE,
minus about 450 of ICE stuff plus about
300 of EV stuff
TiresI've keep the chrome wheels and tires from
the previous owner.
Conversion Timeabout a year. most time is spent
out where everything needs to go and
trying to get parts as cheaply as
Conversion Costabout $7000 in parts-- a few more
dollars for tools and other stuff from
hardware store.

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Additional FeaturesDid I mention all batteries are under the hood? Very simple
wiring. only use like 10 ft of AWG 2/0 wire! A very basic
conversion made practical with the use of LiFePo4 batteries.
13,000 miles and most of which without a BMS.

I drive this car every day.

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