Completed, original, Riley's XR3Left rear quarterRight rear quarterThe business end of itClose up of stuffCalb CA-100 cells are everywhereLithiumate Lite BMSLow Center of gravity
OwnerVictor Rodrigue
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2010 XR3
Vehicle built mostly from Robert Q. Riley's XR3
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Big, red, torquey motor.
DrivetrainILS VW Beetle tranny (needs rebuild)
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla EHV-1K
Zilla Extra High Voltage-1,000amp with HEPA pedal
input and option for dual motors parallel/series
(This controller can handle 375V and is no longer
in production)
Batteries61 CALB/Skyenergy CA-100, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
195.2V nominal @ 100ah
(pack reads 205V)
(cells have actual 110+ah capacity)
System Voltage195 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
Slightly older model without the amp or voltage
gauge. Onboard vehicle instruments work fine for
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell HRPG-600-15
handles wide voltage input (into the 300volts).
Instrumentationspeedometer (not installed)
Lithiumate Lite BMS data via wifi on your smart
phone or tablet.
EV Display
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
52MPH has been tested with more power to spare!

Calculation show slightly higher top speed. Would
be pretty scary.
AccelerationVERY impressive!
Can burnout in 2nd gear.
Can drive away in 4th gear.
In 3rd, floor it while moving, NICE!
Range70 Miles (112 Kilometers)
195V * 100aH / 220 * 80% = 71 miles)

60-80+ mile range on 80% DOD.
Watt Hours/Mile220 Wh/Mile
190WH/Mile were measured during a modest, 11
mile drive in the
neighborhood. Average speed was 20. A more brisk
drive indicated
Latest high-performance driving averaged
EV Miles
Current:115 Miles (185 Kilometers)
    As of 8/20/2015
Seating Capacity2 brave adults
Curb Weight1,200 Pounds (545 Kilograms)
This is a total guess.
Tires(2) Front (driven) tires: 245/45ZR17
(1) rear tire: 245/40ZR20
Conversion Time3 years +.
Conversion Cost$25k+
Additional FeaturesAdjustable air suspension.
Battery Cell data display on smart phone or tablet.

Motor shaft first turned by traction battery power on 7/19/2010.

Up for sale on 8/16/2015 due to family reasons. (10k)

Email me if interested at;


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