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OwnerDavid Harrington
Owner's Other EV1996 Honda Civic
LocationBoxborough, Massachusetts US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2001 Honda Civic EX
This Civic is a torque monster!
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
9.25" Diameter motor, 270 ft-lbs of torque at 1000 AMPS!
Drivetrain5 Speed manual transmission with Stage 4 racing clutch to handle 1000 AMPS to the FB1-4001a motor.
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K-LV
Beast of a controller! Up to 156 Volts and 1000 AMPs
Batteries45 CALB/Skyenergy SE180AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
26 KWh of power!
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger TSM2500
Dual TSM2500 from Thunderstruck Motors. Current programmed for 5KW charging.
HeaterCeramic 600w Heater
DC/DC ConverterZivan 14.5v 50 AMP
InstrumentationZilla DAQ, working on volt and amp meters.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
The low end power is incredible. Shifting with the clutch is well worth it, is so easy to drive.
Acceleration0-60 in 12 seconds
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
Estimated 60-80 miles per charge depending on traffic and speed.
Watt Hours/Mile285 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.
EV Miles
Start:182,000 Miles (292,838 Kilometers)
Current:191,600 Miles (308,284 Kilometers)
Total:9,600 Miles (15,446 Kilometers)
 
    As of 3/2/2017
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,750 Pounds (1,250 Kilograms)
Stock weight was 2550 and I removed 350 lb
Tires185/65/R15
Conversion Time5 Weeks
Conversion Cost$20k
Additional FeaturesAudi 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.

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