Mazda MX5 1993 Limited EditionDash before conversionInterior before conversion
OwnerGrant Cause
LocationBrisbane, Queensland Australia map
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Vehicle1993 Mazda MX5 Limited Edition
Sporty convertible with low centre of gravity, aerodynamic body and excellent road handling original ICE is 1.6 L
MotorNetgain Warp11 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainManual 5 speed gearbox and clutch
Have replaced orginal NA model gearbox with the bigger NB gearbox in preparation for the EV conversion.
ControllerEvnetics Solitron1
Batteries12 Optima D31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
HeaterWill replace with ceramic core heater
DC/DC ConverterIota
InstrumentationWill reuse the existing fuel guage and as much of existing instrumentation as possible. Will replace all lighting with LED lighting to reduce draw.
Top SpeedLooking to achieve equivalent ICE speed of vehicle.
RangeDaily commute is about 30 Km round trip. Double this would be plenty.
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresReplace original 14 inch rims and tyres with 16 inch PP2's low profile nitrogen filled for low rolling resistance. Provides a better more stable ride overall and improved cornering ability.
Conversion Timeas long as it takes
Conversion Costas much as it costs
Additional FeaturesPower steering
Air conditioning
October 2010
In the planning stages, reviewing all the options. Cant afford a lithium battery pack so opting for the Optima AGM's. Want to use the Solitron1 controller from evnetics. Have done the "big brake" upgrade and the "big gearbox" upgrade on the car to get it ready for ev conversion. Put 16" low profile PP2 tyres on it for low rolling resistance. Will upgrade the suspension next. Purchased first EV Part today the "little red button" to disconnect battery pack in an emergency. Now need to purchase the "big red button". :-)

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