Chevy volt battery11'' motor with 02A TransmissionChevy volt batterySmall Impulse 9, transmission and batterBattery drawingBattery assemblyBattery boxSoliton controllerUnder the car
Owner's Other EV2005 Suzuki DRZ 400 SM
LocationQuebec, Quebec Canada map
Vehicle2005 Smart Fortwo
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
After an accident that destroyed my 11''
forklift motor, I buy an Impulse 9.
DrivetrainImpulse 9 coupled with 02A Volkswagen
transmission. Clutchless design.
ControllerEvnetics Soliton 1
Big, heavy, but so powerful with air
cooled only (can be water cooled) and
greatly programmable. 1000A.
Batteries48 chevy Volt, 3.75 Volt, Lithium-Ion
2015 update: New LG chem battery pack from a
2012 chevy Volt.
180v nominal and 90Ah
Retired: Headway 48S 8P, 154v nominal and 80Ah
(12.3 Kwh), 300 lbs including battery box.
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerElcon 1500w
Coupled with MiniBMS Centralized for per
cell protection.
Heater1500w ceramic heater
Produced between 1500w to 2500w of heat at 180v
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell RSP-500-12
InstrumentationEV display from Mini BMS.
Simple, cheap and awesome!
Top Speed102 MPH (164 KPH)
Over 100 mph... Tested!
Acceleration0-37 mph around 2,5 sec. in second gear
0-60 mph around 7 sec. using only third gear
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Well, between 50-80 miles
Old battery pack: between 40-60 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile225 Wh/Mile
I record as good than 150 wh/miles at 35
mph and 225 wh/miles at 60 mph.
But I also record as bad than 260 wh/miles
at 35 mph and 350 wh/miles at 60 mph
(winter, wind).
EV Miles
Start:53,000 Miles (85,277 Kilometers)
Current:108,000 Miles (173,772 Kilometers)
Total:55,000 Miles (88,495 Kilometers)
    As of 5/29/2019
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,900 Pounds (863 Kilograms)
Probably more around 2000 lbs with the Volt
Conversion TimeOne year... part time.
Conversion Cost14500$ CAD including car... if you don't
count motor destruction, charger problem,
etc... ; )
Add 2K$ for the Volt battery and new battery
Additional FeaturesFull details here:

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Video of winter fun:

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