Engine bayElectric
OwnerPeter Sewell
Owner's Other EV2002 Holden Ute
LocationAuckland, Auckland New Zealand map
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Vehicle1995 Toyota Celica
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainTwo speed manual transmission.
Taken out all but first and second gears. No clutch, only use second gear.
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
Batteries89 120Ah, 352.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage325 Volts
ChargerBrusa NG3
Heated seats
InstrumentationOriginal gauges driven by my own controller , ZEVA BMS
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range200 Miles (321 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile109 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:143,000 Miles (230,087 Kilometers)
Current:330,000 Miles (530,970 Kilometers)
Total:187,000 Miles (300,883 Kilometers)
    As of 3/28/2019
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,442 Pounds (1,110 Kilograms)
TiresBridgestone Ecopia low rolling resistance
Additional FeaturesPartially closed in the front grille, and fitted smooth sheet under body back to the rear wheels.
Just upgraded the battery after about 12 years of the thundersky cells, to 534 EIG cells. For a full charge volts of 352 V. The range on the thundersky cells had dropped about 20 % in that time. Probably helped by the fact that the current draw is mostly below 0.5C
Has raised the nominal speed of the motor somewhat, so more power at the higher speeds.
The max power now is 81kW at the battery.
The winter range is now around 400km and summer is higher. Winter range helped by adding heated seats rather than using up good kWs in the heater.

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