|Owner's Other EV||1996 Honda Civic|
|Location||Boxborough, Massachusetts US map|
|Vehicle||2001 Honda Civic EX |
This Civic is a torque monster!
|Motor||Netgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC|
9.25" Diameter motor, 270 ft-lbs of torque at 1000 AMPS!
|Drivetrain||5 Speed manual transmission with Stage 4 racing clutch to handle 1000 AMPS to the FB1-4001a motor.|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Z1K-LV|
Beast of a controller! Up to 156 Volts and 1000 AMPs
|Batteries||45 CALB/Skyenergy SE180AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
26 KWh of power!
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
Dual TSM2500 from Thunderstruck Motors. Current programmed for 5KW charging.
|Heater||Ceramic 600w Heater|
|DC/DC Converter||Zivan 14.5v 50 AMP|
|Instrumentation||Zilla DAQ, working on volt and amp meters.|
|Top Speed||85 MPH (136 KPH)|
The low end power is incredible. Shifting with the clutch is well worth it, is so easy to drive.
|Acceleration||0-60 in 12 seconds|
|Range||80 Miles (128 Kilometers)|
Estimated 60-80 miles per charge depending on traffic and speed.
|Watt Hours/Mile||285 Wh/Mile |
This was based on my 30.6 mile commute, with half 40 MPH and half 60+ MPH and using 60.1 AH total.
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)|
Stock weight was 2550 and I removed 350 lb
|Conversion Time||5 Weeks|
|Additional Features||Audi vacuum pump for the brakes and upgraded suspension to handle the weight of the car. |
Going to increase the heater wattage and hooked the A/C up to the rear motor shaft. Also going to swap the steering rack with an Electric Power Steering Rack from a Civic Si.
|This is my second EV, which used most of the components from my previous Civic EV. This time I wanted performance and range, so lithium was the only option. |
This EV was in planning for nearly 4 years, which is why it only took 5 weeks to convert. Honda's are great to work on because they have many aftermarket parts and most of the core parts don't change in bolting pattern from 92-05.
3/3/2013 - Warp9 and Can-EV adapter installed.
11/2013 - Upgraded springs to stop sagging in rear.
4/2016 - Replaced the Katz 1500w water heater with a 600 Ceramic heater unit.
11/2016 - Working on replacing the steering rack with an EPS rack from a Civic Si. Also going to increase heater wattage.
3/2/2017 - Upgraded heater to 900w ceramic.