Engine Bay -incompleteVacuum pump & reserviorElectrical control enclosureFront battery packRechargerRear battery pack
OwnerRod Willis
LocationAuckland, Auckland New Zealand map
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Vehicle1997 BMW 318i sedan
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginally auto but changed to 5-speed
manual, with no clutch, for EV conversion
ControllerEvnetics Solitron Jr
Continuous 500A, Peak 600A.
Builtin main contactor, fan cooling,
option to water cool, lots of clever
interlocking setups available.
Batteries45 Thunder Sky 100Ah, 0.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3-144VDC
Heaterreverse cycle valve installed into
existing air conditioning. (not yet
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
400W (45A @ 12V)
This is enough to supply the power steering,
headlights, etc without any voltage drop.
InstrumentationE-xpert Pro
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
On the flat with 4 people in the car it can
easily do 120km/hr (75MPH), while drawing
Range34 Miles (54 Kilometers)
With new battery pack: 55km city driving or
50km motorway driving
EV Miles
Start:53,386 Miles (85,898 Kilometers)
Current:54,160 Miles (87,143 Kilometers)
Total:774 Miles (1,245 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight0
40lbs heavier than original curb weight.
Original 5-person capacity still OK.
Conversion Time14 months

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