|Location||Auckland, New Zealand map|
|Vehicle||1990 Toyota Sera|
|Motor||Netgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive, manual gear box|
|Controller||Open ReVolt Open Revolt Open Source 144 volt 500 Amp controlle|
|Batteries||32 Thunder Sky WB-LYP160AHA, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
Sponosored by Winston Battery formerly thundersky
|System Voltage||106 Volts|
|Charger||Protech BFS -120|
Specially built for me by Pro Tech as I had to remove batteries
because of weight issues in car.
|Heater||Ceramic heater plus air condtioning.|
|DC/DC Converter|| Toyota Alternator|
Using original alternator on belt system.
|Instrumentation||12 Volt Aux Battery Gauge, Vacuum Gauge,Xantrex LinkPro |
|Top Speed||74 MPH (119 KPH)|
|Seating Capacity||For certification because of weight issue's car can only legally |
carry driver but car fits two seats. Hoping to reduce weight
soon to get car with in legal limits to take two people.
|Curb Weight||2,075 Pounds (943 Kilograms)|
In unconverted state.
|Tires||Hankook Tires.Low rolling resistance design|
|Conversion Time||2 and half years.|
|Conversion Cost||Car Value $25 to 30 thousand.|
The aim of this project is to create a Documentary that takes you on a journey of
discovery into the making of an electric car. The series will be hosted by Theo Gibson
and Sebastian Telfer and roving reporter Chris Armstrong. Seb and Theo will find an
used car and recycle it, by converting it from gasoline power to 100% electric drive.
By doing this the team hope to dispel myths around electric cars (EV’s) and guide you
through their process, as they talk to experts and learn everything they need to know
about how to convert a gas car to an electric one. The hope is to make a Documentary,
which raises public awareness of the environmental benefits of electric vehicles and
makes them more accessible. Once the car is completed, we will be giving our
a chance to see the real thing in person. It's a DIY Doco which will make a difference.
Picture Grand Designs meets Myth Busters meets the Long Way Round.