OwnerChris Roberts
LocationBelleville, Illinois United States map
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Vehicle1985 Renault Alliance Convertible
MotorHPEVS AC-50 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainOriginal 5-speed JB gearbox
ControllerCurtis 1238-7601
Batteries32 GBS 200AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC-5000
Configured with charger profile 501 with no BMS.
HeaterDual 1500W Electric Heater elements. 2 cores fit perfectly in the old heater core frame.
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-1000H-12
InstrumentationOriginal gauges and lights being run by custom VCL in the Curtis controller. Digital ammeter is functioning off a negative side 1000A shunt in the pack circuit.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Downhill, of course. ~60mph seems to be the highest speed for any real length of time.
Range52 Miles (83 Kilometers)
Still pushing the limits on this slowly.
EV Miles
Start:77,672 Miles (124,974 Kilometers)
Current:81,254 Miles (130,737 Kilometers)
Total:3,582 Miles (5,763 Kilometers)
    As of 8/29/2014
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresBridgestone B381 85T
Conversion Time2.5 years
Additional FeaturesUpgraded suspension. The original Alliance suspension is not up to the job of holding that much battery weight. KYB aftermarket shocks with a set of MAD Suspension Coilovers with custom seats restore a reasonable ride height to the rear of the car.

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