|Owner||Tom R Simenstad|
|Owner's Other EVs||Red Th!nk City|
1987 DBS Touring
|Location||Oslo, Oslo Norway map|
|Vehicle||2000 Th!nk City |
Body rotation cast from rust free and dent free soft polyethylene. Scratches repaired with heat gun, no paint.
|Motor||Siemens 1LH5116-4AA99-Z 3-Phase AC|
17 kW continous/27 kW max.
Torque 180 Nm @ 1000 rpm (10000 rpm max).
Water cooled. Estimated life 5000 hours at 17 kW.
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive, 3-phase AC asynchronous induction motor, Italian Carrero fixed gear ratio transaxle with park lock, electronic reverse.|
|Controller||Siemens Simotion 440.60010.20|
Input 110 - 350 volts DC.
Output 0 - 245 volts 3 phase AC, 282 amps, 0 - 400 cps.
|Batteries||50, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
gone. Will probably install LiFePO4 battery with higher voltage than original 114V NiCd.
|System Voltage||160 Volts|
gone. Plan to use 4 pcs external 48V Traco chargers connected in series. Charger voltage is adjustable.
|Heater||3 kW electric with dual electronic timer (standard).|
|DC/DC Converter||Siemens 443.10002.20|
Input 110 - 290VDC
|Instrumentation||gone. Will install original instrument cluster plus Nicolay's EV Monitor WebPage which reads vehicle parameters real time from OBD connector and logs parameters to SDcard.|
|Top Speed||75 MPH (120 KPH)|
Reprogrammed original Siemens controller.
|Range||Aim for 100 miles/160 km.|
|Watt Hours/Mile||200 Wh/Mile |
Aim for 200 Whr/mile average with more efficient charger and batteries, LRR tires.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||1,999 Pounds (908 Kilograms)|
Aim for less than 2000 lbs.
|Tires||Not yet decided. Originally Continental EcoContact EP 155/70R13|
|Conversion Cost||Empty shell: $480|
Electronics and drive train at wrecking yard: $962
|Additional Features||Heated front and rear windshield.|
|Two previous owners have stripped this once excellent electric vehicle for all electronics, drive train and electrical wiring.|
Fortunately I bought a complete drive train and electronics from a wrecked Th!nk some years ago. Have not needed any spares for my other Th!nk yet so I'll put the spare parts in this rolling chassis/body.
Engine/trans/differential unit and drive shafts installed. It's much easier to do than an ICE installation!