BrushRotor and CommutatorReworked MotorReworked Motor (detail)The BenchmarkThe BenchmarkInbalanced CellsBefore the CyclingAfter the Cycling
OwnerMichael Auer
Owner's Other EVs2008 Vectrix VX1 (wrecked)
2010 Vectrix VX1
LocationSteinerkirchen/Traun, Upper Austria Austria map
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Vehicle1990 Fiat Panda Elettra
MotorThrige-Titan TTL 180C Series Wound DC
Drivetrainstandard 4-gear + reverse
Batteries14, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
They are down to about 60% i should be able to put at least 9 kwh in the pack, but using an "energymeter" the batteries only take about 5,5 KwH from empty to full.
System Voltage84 Volts
Charger Zgonc YPL 10A Charger
7 chargers, each is charging 2 batteries. Total power consumption ~0,95 kw per hour. They will be replaced for 20A during the year.
HeaterHeater: Ebersbaecher
DC/DC Converter
84 to 12 Volt Converter is powered by the maincontactor. If the motor gets power, the converter gets power too.
InstrumentationFiat Panda standard gauges
Top Speed48 MPH (77 KPH)
Accelerationrather poor (like a tractor) . The motor has only 9KW
Range21 Miles (33 Kilometers)
18 Mile Range:Outside temp. was below 0 degrees C, I didn't want to use the total capacity, because there is no battery management installed yet. With better temperatures the range should increase up to 36 miles (~60 Km)29.03.10 Maximum Range seems to be about 21 miles, the batteries have only 60% of their capacity left. Range using 97% of the battery should be about 24 miles. I don't test it now because I don't want to damage the batteries by deep cycling them.
Watt Hours/Mile337 Wh/Mile
2,9 miles per KwH mixed city and country driving (max Speed 70 Km/h)
EV Miles
Start:3,670 Miles (5,905 Kilometers)
Current:5,960 Miles (9,589 Kilometers)
Total:2,290 Miles (3,684 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,200 Pounds (999 Kilograms)
Tires145 SR 13
Conversion CostEuro: 8300,- (total = purchase,repair and the NIMH Blocks)

Additional FeaturesPlaned upgrades: Ampere meter(only needs to be insalled), Voltmeter, small BMS (for low voltage) modifying the chargers for 10A normal charge and 20A Boostcharge. Change from SLA to NiMh batteries is in Progress now (Lithium is still too expensive).

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