Owner's Other EVs1995 Chevrolet Corsica EV
2007 Miles EV ZX40
2010 E-CAR
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri United States map
Vehicle2005 Chevrolet Aveo
conversion to fully Electric
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
9.25 Inch Diameter
Drivetrain5 Speed Manual Transmission
ControllerLogisystems 1000 Amps
Great controller... no problems.
Batteries24 Johnson Controls Custom, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Custom made batteries from Johnson controls. Extra thich plate for better amp delivery. Same mold as CG2. Making replacement batteries easy without any modification to the battery box. I could pretty much use any 6V battery in the market without modification to the battery Frame.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 114V-10
115V - input, 144V nominal output at 10 amps.
Heater1500 Electric, Instant Heat
DC/DC ConverterCurtis 114V - 30 Amps
Good for the money
InstrumentationOriginal OEM Speedometer and Battery SOC.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
85 MPH is the top speed I think, I haven't passed 75 but it takes a little to get there. from 0-60 is no problem.
Accelerationright now same as stock ICE.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
about 40 miles for now until I break in the pack. This range is a combined highway and city driving.
Watt Hours/Mile396 Wh/Mile
31KW/H battery bank.
EV Miles
Start:117,300 Miles (188,735 Kilometers)
Current:117,500 Miles (189,057 Kilometers)
Total:200 Miles (321 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
3500 LBS now...
TiresRegular OEM
Conversion Time5 Months
Conversion Cost$14000 USD including labor.
Additional FeaturesAir conditioning and Power steering. I decided to "idle" the motor after the initial start to keep the power steering and AC running at all times.

it consumes very little power and also gives it a real car feel... since I love driving a stick!
Batteries were ordered from a single batch... they were custom made for this project. they are 225 AH each. brand new as of October 2010. I just got them today... and should last a very long time.

Also, replacement is pretty cheap and easy to find anywhere.

I just added a small video of the Aveo EV on youtube.

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The Aveo is sold... I am starting a new project soon

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