InteriorBottomAC50 motorPutting in motor mountsOld Motor
OwnerLinda I
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
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Vehicle1993 Kewet El Jet 3
Danish made Kewet
MotorHPEVS AC-50 3-Phase AC
Special version of AC 50 motor to mate with Gaziano gearbox. Order both gearbox and motor at same time to get the right version. Has controller configured for 8500RPM max.
DrivetrainUpdated Graziano 8.5:1 single speed gear box. Direct mating to AC50 motor without need for adapter plate.
650 Amp 3 phase controller.
Batteries36 CALB/Skyenergy 100Ah + 60Ah, 3.60 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
36 100Ah located under seat, 36 60Ah under the hood. Front and back have separate fuse. Each cell has its own balancer.
System Voltage115 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC2500
Curve 500 36 cell.
MiniBMS for battery management. 72 modules plus one head unit.
Heater2 Hair dryers for defrosting. 200W ceramic heater on floor to maintain temperature.

Its San Diego, No need for more than 200W
DC/DC ConverterElcon
Nothing fancy.
InstrumentationCycle analyst, Curtis Sightglass
Top Speed67 MPH (107 KPH)
Faster than original design due to higher voltage battery pack and AC motor. Regenerative braking helps the braking.
AccelerationStrong acceleration. In fact too strong according to a police officer I met. Luckily no ticket.
Range90 Miles (144 Kilometers)
Estimated. Lower on the freeway.
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
Typical driving conditions. Ranges from 130-200 depending on how I drive.
EV Miles
Current:3,200 Miles (5,148 Kilometers)
    As of 6/10/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults, 3 in a serious pinch
Curb Weight1,750 Pounds (795 Kilograms)
Weighed at a moving company. 60 pounds heavier in the rear than the front.
Tires145/80R13 Very hard to find in the USA. Need new tires
Conversion TimeOriginally Electric. Repairs, upgrade to AC motor about 6 months total.

Changing batteries to Lithium 2 months.
Conversion CostRestoration cost of about $20000

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