1-Needed room for batteries!3-Painted and Ready2-Ready for Paint
OwnerJim Delgado
LocationIssaquah, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1985 Piaggio PX150E
Basic Piaggio Vespa scooter with a 150cc motor, has electric start, but soon to be completely electrified.
MotorKelly 72V6kW Brushless DC
Hub motor with disc brakes, with custom swing/torque arm
ControllerKelly KEB72801X
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!
Batteries48 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 Voltage72 Volts
ChargerKingpan 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.
HeaterThe sun!
DC/DC Converter HWZ1-DC-DC
72V to 12V, 25A Range of Vin: 56V~97V
InstrumentationS.I.P. Speedo/Tach Digital/Analog new odometer will only show electric miles.
Top SpeedHub 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.
AccelerationI am sure it will be great acceleration!
RangeOnly going to be a 30Ah battery, so depending on Wh per mile, I'll have to wait and see!
EV Miles
Start:8,920 Miles (14,352 Kilometers)
Current:8,920 Miles (14,352 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight229 Pounds (104 Kilograms)
Curb weight before stripping down parts.
TiresPrima Whitewall 3.50 x 10 (100/90-10)
Conversion TimeStarted 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 FeaturesUsing 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!

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