Under HoodTrunk batteriesAir conditioning mountBattery MonitorElectric Hookup
OwnerRob Connelly
LocationRaleigh, North Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1995 Honda Civic
Honda Civic DX Coupe
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
Dual shaft, with accessory shaft running air conditioning compressor.
DrivetrainManual 5-speed, without clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
500A model
Batteries12 Optima D31T, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerSoneil 1212SR
12 of these are installed -- one for each battery. This results in a balanced charge. LED's are visible to indicate the status of each
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
55 amps of DC
InstrumentationXantrex XBM Battery Monitor
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationAbout as much as needed for normal driving, but not sporty by any means.
Range23 Miles (37 Kilometers)
This is to full discharge. Range is 15 miles to a comfortable 60% discharge.
Watt Hours/Mile270 Wh/Mile
This is estimated based on AHr data
EV Miles
Start:103,000 Miles (165,727 Kilometers)
Current:110,000 Miles (176,990 Kilometers)
Total:7,000 Miles (11,263 Kilometers)
    As of 1/17/2011
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
Estimated based on what was removed and what was added.
Conversion TimeAbout 6 months
Conversion CostInvested around $12,000 total, which includes the cost of the vehicle, the components, and any tools that I did not already have.
Additional FeaturesI designed several components for this conversion in CAD and built them on a selective laser sintering machine in Nylon for a more professional, finished look and better functionality. I retained the factory air conditioning, since it gets pretty hot in NC in the summer. It works well, but definitely takes away from the max range while in use.
This vehicle is currently for sale. Contact Rob at 919-306-0749 if you are interested.

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