|Location||Cleburne, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1992 Ford Festiva|
|Motor||D&D Motor Systems, Inc. E-31B Series Wound DC|
6.7" single shaft series wound motor, rated at 18 HP continuous, 72 to 144 volts
96-144VDC, 500 amps max
|Batteries||45 Thunder Sky 100ah, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
5000 watt charger with lithium charging curve. Controlled by battery management system.
|DC/DC Converter||Iota DLS-45|
45 amp charger/converter. I have this installed as a charger that is completely separate from the traction pack.
|Instrumentation||only a computer connected to the BMS as this point|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
this is the top speed I have driven, but it acted as though it would go faster.
|Acceleration||0-30 mph is pretty quick, but 30-60 is not exceptional.|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
50 miles is comfortable. 60 miles is possible, but discharges the batteries a bit too much
|Watt Hours/Mile||225 Wh/Mile |
as a average
|Seating Capacity||2 adults and 2 small kids|
haven't gotten it to the scales yet
|Conversion Time||3 years - on and off|
|Conversion Cost||around $16,000|
|Additional Features||Elithion Lithumate Battery Management System.|
|Two of my employees and I have enjoyed converting this old Festiva with a blown motor to all electric. This is our first conversion, so it seemed to take forever and there were plenty of stops and starts during the conversion process. There are definitely things we would do differently, if we had it to do over again. I am finally using it daily for my service calls within 25 miles of our office.|