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OwnerSteve Schulz
Owner's Other EVs2010 Brammo Enertia
2003 Giant Cypress
LocationHuntington Beach, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Convertible
Dark Green 83 Rabbit convertible, nice!!
MotorAdvanced DC FB4001A Series Wound DC
the venerable Advanced DC FB4001a
Drivetrain4 speed manual transmission
ControllerEvnetics Soliton Jr.
the extremely well designed and feature rich Evnetics Soliton Junior. Very nice controllers with ethernet interface
Batteries26 Valence U-XB1, 12.80 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Setup as two banks to reduce current demand on the cells and lower system voltage to 166.40 nominal.

12.8x40ahx26 = 13.3kWh capacity
System Voltage333 Volts
Charger Homemade
Using a Microchip controller and Semikron IGBTs. Galvanic isolation between battery and lineside via custom iron core transformer. Fully programmable charging to 400dc and 50 amps. Software in C++.
HeaterCeramic Core
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne TDK Lambda 250W
using 4s10p pack of 26650 lithium pack for accessory battery

10 x 3.2ah = 32ah rated accessory pack, charged by TDK Lambda dc/dc
InstrumentationStandard dash plus high pack voltage, low voltage and amp gauges on center console.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
No need for anything beyond this mostly around town at 45.
AccelerationWould like to be at least stock or little better.
Range42 Miles (67 Kilometers)
mostly for around town figure at 13.3kWh x 4 = 53.2 miles x .8 = 42 or so miles
Watt Hours/Mile1500 Wh/Mile
just a guess right now will test when assembled
EV Miles
Start:149 Miles (239 Kilometers)
Current:149 Miles (239 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight1,750 Pounds (795 Kilograms)
Should be around stock weight but it appears a bit under with the lithium batteries only at 370 lbs.
TiresContinental Conti/Pro Extreme
175/70/R13 on steelies also have nice
teardrop R14s I might try
Conversion Timetoo long, about 2 years on and off
Conversion Cost420 rabbit chassis
600 registration since late
2000 motor
1030 parts (dc/dc, fuses, gauges, cable)
2000 controller
12000 batteries
2000 charger

20k total yikes!!!
Additional Featurestouchscreen vga display,
linux on mini atx computer

runs diagnostics and supports mp3 player and gps
No petroleum was used in the production of this EV! The large liquid burning Suburan drank only pure Biodiesel made from used cooking oil collected by previous electric vehicle at local restaurants. EV great, Biodiesel Good and petro bad verry very bad.

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