|Location||Issaquah, Washington US map|
|Vehicle||1985 Piaggio PX150E |
Basic Piaggio Vespa scooter with a 150cc motor, has electric start, but soon to be completely electrified.
|Motor||Kelly 72V6kW Brushless DC|
Hub motor with disc brakes, with custom swing/torque arm
24V~72V 350A 8kW BL Controller with Regen, a simple cost effective controller. Will be mounted with all the other goods under the seat where the old gas tank and oil reservoir used to be!
|Batteries||48 Headway 40152S 15Ah cells, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Split pack to be on either side under the left and right cowls for easy access and for equal weight distribution.
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
|Charger||Kingpan Series B 1kW|
An 87.6V 10A output charger, no need to be an on-board charger since it is for just getting around town.
|DC/DC Converter|| HWZ1-DC-DC|
72V to 12V, 25A Range of Vin: 56V~97V
|Instrumentation||S.I.P. Speedo/Tach Digital/Analog new odometer will only show electric miles.|
|Top Speed||Hub motor has some high output, and probably won't test the top speed capability on 10" tires, only really needing 35mph max for around town anyway.|
|Acceleration||I am sure it will be great acceleration!|
|Range||Only going to be a 30Ah battery, so depending on Wh per mile, I'll have to wait and see!|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||229 Pounds (104 Kilograms)|
Curb weight before stripping down parts.
|Tires||Prima Whitewall 3.50 x 10 (100/90-10)|
|Conversion Time||Started conversion on 7/30/11 currently (11/17/11) have about 97 hours into it.|
|Conversion Cost||$1000 for the scoot and counting....o_O|
|Additional Features||Using the old fuel valve hole for the emergency stop switch, using a rear rack to mount the spare tire to keep somewhat of a classic Vespa look; replacing all of the stock trim out with chrome trim; changing out front drum brake to disc brake; custom swing/torque arm being fabricated and engineered by Rick Goodwin of Cmikimoto in North Bend, WA.; high performance SIP shocks; changing rear taillight to Euro style taillight; LEDs for lighting, patching of holes in body that are no longer needed ie. foot brake, choke, etc.; and a new paint job....at least that's it for now =)|
|First and foremost, I thank God for allowing me the opportunity, ability and courage to undertake this project! Thanks to my wife Patricia for her encouraging words (and snide comments!) Currently the scoot is under massive surgery, it has been a blast so far trying to figure out the best places to mount the batteries and all of the other goodies that are needed, and now that the plans are in place and the scoot is stripped, time for some fabrication, a little body work and a lot more good times!|