LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
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Vehicle1988 Daihatsu Charade
Slight rust, ICE seized, perfect for my First EV
MotorAdvanced DC Advanced DC 203-06-4001 Motor, Series Wound DC
72-120VDC, single shaft, 8" diam., 21.7 HP continuous at 120 VDC
Drivetrain5sp Manual
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
96-144v 500A Curtis Motor Speed Controller
Batteries45 Thunder Sky LFP090AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
The next Large investment.
System Voltage144 Volts
AccelerationLooking for a faster than ICE takeoff
RangeHoping for a 100KM MAX range.
Seating CapacityWas 5 adults after conversion will be 2
Curb Weight0
Similar to ICE
Conversion Time2 years+ Garage time, Actual labour, 2 weekends to get mechanically running
Conversion CostSo far ~$7K
Looking at about $15-20k Complete
Additional FeaturesStereo WILL be added.
Was hoping to get the car into "Show" condition, but to be honest, I can't be muffed and I NEED this car on road.
I'm sick of using an infernal combustion and I have my life set on driving the future.
Car has been mechanically running for almost 2 years.
Using the original gearbox, I have had an adapter plate and permanently engaged clutch engineered.
Just need to make the leap into the next large investment. Batteries...
Keep thinking about using lead acid, but I can't justify the cost, weight and low range compared to the Thundersky or equivalent.

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