general arrangement of components5 kW AC-Asynchronmotor and controller
OwnerWolf Sator
Owner's Other EVs2012 Elektro-Nutzfahrzeug ELF 5/10-2
2002 Sator Elf-Cab 2
2012 EcoClimber ELF-10/15-4
2013 Elf Kabrio TM-12 2013 neu
2013 Sator Elf Pickup
LocationVienna, Wien Austria map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2001 Sator ELF Cab
Aixam body parts, own reinforced tubular space frame (steel)
Motor Josef Kasbauer Elektroantrieb 3-Phase AC
asynchron motor, 15 Nm nominal / 20 Nm peak torque, 5 kW nominal/peak power WebPage
Drivetrainfront drive, differential, gear ratio 1:11
Controller Josef Kasbauer
programmable microprocessor, with regenerative braking and energy management system
Batteries8 Sonnenschein 6-180, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Traction Battery (Sonnenschein now Exide)
System Voltage48 Volts
on board 240 VAC, 2 kW switch mode type
Heaterelectric with blower
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
48 Volt to 12 Volt switch mode
Instrumentationspeedometer, battery capacity, current draw and regain
Top Speed38 MPH (61 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
plus (see diagram)
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:11,650 Miles (18,744 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults, payload total 620 pounds (280 kg)
Curb Weight1,110 Pounds (504 Kilograms)
TiresMichelin Proxima 145/60 R13
Conversion Time2 years development and testing of components
Conversion Costaround $6000 US including batteries and charger.
Additional FeaturesThis first version of the ELF-Cab was fitted with a new drivetrain and controllor in 2002. Batteries were also rearranged for a better front/rear weight distribution. See the new version at ev-album 1433 WebPage

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