|Location||Chandler, Arizona US map|
|Vehicle||2000 BMW Z3 |
|Motor||Netgain WarP 11 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||5 Speed Manual|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Z1K-HV|
Zilla with Hall Effect Pedal Option
|Batteries||48 CALB/Skyenergy 120AH, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
|System Voltage||160 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC-20 w/ Buck enhancement|
Wish I'd added the meter option. Great
|Heater||1500 Watt Ceramic Heater|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-55|
Two wired in parallel along with a SLI
backup battery. The power steering pump
can draw up to 85 amps on a hard turn, so
one Iota wouldn't cut it.
|Top Speed||80 MPH (128 KPH)|
There was still plenty of throttle left,
and the car was pulling nicely. I need
somewhere I can really test it (legally).
|Acceleration||0-40 mph is much faster than stock, but |
then acceleration tapers off. 0-60 is
just under 10 seconds. Stock was 7.5.
|Range||62 Miles (99 Kilometers)|
In the interest of maximizing the life of
the batteries, I'll be limiting my trips
to 50 miles or less.
|Watt Hours/Mile||320 Wh/Mile |
This is in average stop and go traffic. I
have seen results as good as 265
Watt/hours per mile.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,285 Pounds (1,493 Kilograms)|
Stock was 2900 Lbs.
|Tires||225/50 R16 Bridgestones that came on the |
car. Will look into LRR tires when time
comes to replace these.
|Conversion Time||From engine pull to out of the garage was |
1 year and 3 weeks. There were about 5
months spent idle waiting on various
parts. All in all I'd estimate between
550 and 600 hours of work.
|Conversion Cost||Car - $7,600|
Conversion - $23,500