Lots of batteries
OwnerPaul Paton
Owner's Other EVs2013 Raleigh Venture
2008 Vectrix VX 1
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
Vehicle2007 Vectrix VX-1 Maxiscooter
Motor Vectrix Brushless DC
20Kw 65 Nm peak output 3 phase with regenerative
Controller Vectrix
Vectrix 3 phase with IGBT output.
Batteries1575 Panasonic CGR18650CG, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Li-Ion pack 90 Ah. 105x 1.25v 3.0Ahr NiMH cells
in parallel to top balance the battery.
System Voltage130 Volts
Charger Multi stage switching charger.
The original Vectrix charger blew up. I
installed a different charger.
HeaterLeather Jacket.
DC/DC Converter Vectrix onboard
12 volt 4 amp.
InstrumentationDual LCD with aditional voltmeter.
Top Speed62 MPH (99 KPH)
Standard software limits speed to 102 Km/Hr
Acceleration0 - 80 km/Hr in 6.8 seconds
Range193 Miles (310 Kilometers)
Range is 310km at 60 Km/Hr. Cruising at 100
Km/Hr reduces range to 180km.
Watt Hours/Mile110 Wh/Mile
11.7 kw/Hr capacity battery pack.
EV Miles
Start:16 Miles (25 Kilometers)
Current:40,500 Miles (65,164 Kilometers)
Total:40,484 Miles (65,138 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityRider and occasional passenger.
Curb Weight456 Pounds (207 Kilograms)
20 kg lighter than standard bike.
TiresPerelli GTS front. Perelli Diablo rear.
Conversion Time2 Days
Conversion Cost$3200
This was my commuter that I used around Melbourne. I have done
country trips to Tarralgon and Wangaratta which are over 200km
Conversion was done in April 2011. These hybrid Li-Ion and NiMh
cells are a drop in replacement for the original pack. The Laird
Li-Ion firmware update.
No additional electronics is required. No modification to the
battery box needed. I removed the cooling fans as neglectable heat
is generated.
I checked all the cells Dec 2012, after 15,000Kms use and they all
came up with less than 10% increase of internal resistance. Cells
are balanced +/- 0.015v from 3.55v to 4.20v.
This scooter was run into by a car in 2018 at 65,000Kms. Able to
ride home. Chassis bent. Scooter is written off. Batteries are
being used in my home solar system which cycles batteries daily.
Still in use in home battery July 2021.

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