|Location||Geelong, Victoria Australia map|
|Vehicle||1986 Suzuki Mighty Boy |
Very small utility. These cars were made in
Japan for kei class registration. They were only
exported to Australia and Cyprus.
|Motor||Mars Motenergy ME0913 Brushless DC|
Axial flux, brushless DC.
NB Motenergy formerly Mars Electric
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive, 4 speed manual, Clutch |
originally removed but now (2016) replaced.
|Controller||Sevcon GEN 4 size 4|
|Batteries||30 Thunder Sky TS-LFP100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Located as two rows of 15 cells behind the seats
in the cabin.
|System Voltage||96 Volts|
|Heater||Electric heater core from EVSource|
|DC/DC Converter||Chennic JCDI35|
|Instrumentation||ZEVA monitor, this displays the State of |
Charge, current discharge/charge in amps and
kW. Also voltage of every cell and balancing
This management system also drives the
original fuel and temperature guages
|Top Speed||50 MPH (80 KPH)|
Will not exceed 30 MPH going uphill in 3rd gear
but can do up to 45 mph uphill in 4th gear.
Does 50 (80km/h) on the flat.
|Acceleration||In town I normally drive in third gear and this |
gives acceptable acceleration.
Taking off in 4th is possible but slow.
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
|Watt Hours/Mile||234 Wh/Mile |
Cost to run is about 3.5 cents / Kilometre
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||1,344 Pounds (610 Kilograms)|
Original car was 550 kg (1212 lb) curb weight.
It now weighs about 610 kg (1344 lb)
|Conversion Time||Complete and road registered in just under 3 |
March 2015 road registered.
|Conversion Cost||Budget for car purchase, panel beating, |
trimming and conversion was $20,000.
Have spent $18,000 to complete including
engineer's certificate and roadworthy
Additional $6-700 spent on clutch in 2016.
|Car is intended for town use only. Range or top speed are not |
Controller appears to limit motor revs to about 4000 limiting top
speed. If anyone can suggest a cheap way into the programming I
would be very grateful.
I have been driving this car for about 18 months now (July 2016)
March 2016 to July 2016. The car has been off the road getting a
new clutch installed. The original rubber coupling failed and I
have found it useful to be able to use 3rd and 4th gear so a
clutch is preferred. I have built a new "flywheel" as the original
was missing. Finding a replacement was hard as most have cracks
and are discarded by wreckers. Also, they are cast iron which
could not be welded to motor hub.
The clutch is now installed and working(28/7/2016).
February 2017. Installed ZEVA EV Management System.