OwnerGreg Fordyce
Owner's Other EVs1994 Volvo 440
1990 Fiat 126
LocationGalashiels, Scotland United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1999 Daewoo Matiz
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
ControllerOpen ReVolt Rev 2C 500 amp
A very nice controller. Open source design
with many profesional features including
motor overspeed protection without a rpm
sensor on the motor.
Batteries144 China HiPower 40ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Pack is configured as 3p48s giving a
capacity of 120 amp hours or approx
18kwh. The cells are mounted in 4
battery boxes, one where the spare wheel
was, one under the rear seat where the
fuel tank was, one thin box running
along the central tunnel and one box
just in front of the motor.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
This charger was in my Volvo and is now in
my Matiz. Never given me any trouble, it
just works.
Heater1500 watt ceramic element.
DC/DC ConverterKelly 144 to 13.5 volts 25 amp.
DC-DC is connected to the original 12
battery to power the lights, etc.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Top speed is calculated at 5000 motor rpm
in 5th gear. In practice I haven't had it
above 70 mph.
AccelerationBetter than the original. Good
acceleration, keeps up with other cars.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
80 mile range estimated, furthest trip so
far was 60 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile200 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:71,000 Miles (114,239 Kilometers)
Current:81,000 Miles (130,329 Kilometers)
Total:10,000 Miles (16,090 Kilometers)
    As of 1/20/2013
Seating Capacity5 seats.
Curb Weight2,330 Pounds (1,059 Kilograms)
TiresMichelin Energy
I've added a quick tour of the Matiz on youtube.


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