Under the hoodRear battery packPlugged-inSubiEVee at Spokane WA Earth Day April 2Azure AC55 motorMore under the hood
OwnerRon Gompertz
LocationBozeman, Montana United States map
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Vehicle2008 Subaru Forester Sport
Subarus are ubiquitous in the Rocky Mountain states, favored for their robust and reliable AWD systems. Despite being driven by 9 out of 10 outdoorsy "green-minded" people here in Montana, at an average of 16-22 mpg, the Subie is far from being eco-friendly. So we conceived the SubiEVee as a proof-of-concept "Ski-EV" prototype for all-season applications: hotels, ski resorts and the National Park Service. It charges from the 3Kw solar array mounted on the roof of our house to make it a true zero-emission vehicle.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC 55 3-Phase AC
Azure Dynamic inductive 3 phase AC brushless motor.
78 KW 105 HP 184 Lb Ft torque @ 0-3500 RPM
DrivetrainAzure Dynamics AC 55 mated to the stock 5-speed Subaru
manual transmission.
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC
High-performance AC inverter/controller
Batteries100 GBS GBS , 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
320 v GBS Lithium pack and BMS from Elite Power Systems.
System Voltage320 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 30
110Volt / 220Volt AC Manzanita Micro PFC30 charger
Heater3000 watt dual in-line heater running through the factory
climate control.
DC/DC ConverterElcon
InstrumentationElite Power Systems BMS LCD display, fuel gauge altered to
SOC display.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
All Wheel Drive
Acceleration0 - 75 in under 20 seconds
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
For budgetary reasons, we installed 60 Ah batteries. There's room for 100 Ah batteries, which should increase range to 75+ miles per charge.
EV Miles
Start:500 Miles (804 Kilometers)
Current:600 Miles (965 Kilometers)
Total:100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
    As of 5/6/2011
Seating Capacity5 adults plus Rosie tha Golden Retreiver
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
TiresAll-season factory tires
Conversion TimeAbout 250 hours
Conversion Cost$25,000 components, batteries and parts, plus labor. Subaru
was purchased new from dealer for $20,000.
Additional FeaturesOne of the first and only Subaru All-Wheel-Drive EV conversions in the US.

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