OwnerBryan Avery
LocationEugene, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1997 Honda Accord
MotorSiemens 5133WS18 3-Phase AC
water cooled
DrivetrainStock 5-speed transmission with clutch
100 kW, AC short inverter, water cooled
Batteries24, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
28Ah, temp battery pack until I can find/afford some decent lithium batteries (My first pack of ThunderSky Lithium batteries was absolute junk, hence my current temporary pack).
System Voltage288 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
Heatertwo 240V rated 1500W ceramic heater cores
DC/DC ConverterSiemens
integrated into inverter ( 60 Amp cont, 90 Amp peak)
InstrumentationLink 10 (E-Meter), plus an analog ammeter
Top SpeedTop speed is unknown, but should be in the 85-100 mph range.
AccelerationAcceleration is comparable to the stock 145 HP 4-cyl engine.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
The original plan was to use a 500 lbs. pack of lithium batteries which I anticipated would provide nearly a 100 mile range. Unfortunately, the lithium batteries were not able to provide enough power to give decent acceleration, so I am now using a small "temporary" 600 lbs. pack of regular lead acid batteries. This gives me a useable 10 mile range until I can find something better to upgrade to.
EV Miles
Start:66,748 Miles (107,397 Kilometers)
Current:67,307 Miles (108,296 Kilometers)
Total:559 Miles (899 Kilometers)
    As of 1/6/2009
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight3,480 Pounds (1,581 Kilograms)
TiresNitto NT555's (225 35 ZR19) on aftermarket Enkei 19" wheels. ; Probably not the best for rolling resistance, but they do look pretty.
Conversion TimeAlmost 5 years off & on.
Conversion CostApprox. $15K, excluding a few costly mistakes like the $8k pack of junk ThunderSky batteries.
Additional FeaturesBi-xenon HID headlight conversion (for both high & low beams), Suspension upgrades including Intrax front & rear swaybars, Neuspeed front strut brace, Neuspeed/Koni shocks, Ground Control coil-over kit with customized spring rates to handle the additional weight.

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