1995 Eagle Talon AWDEV Component Layout1995 Eagle Talon AWDUnder The HoodUnder Hood Detail
LocationEdmonton, Alberta Canada map
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Vehicle1995 Eagle Talon TSI All Wheel Drive

** Retired Oct 28, 2018. EV components removed
for a new project in the works **

Drove for a year with the stock OEM 2.0L
Very fun car, hoping to maintain or exceed
factory spec. I chose it for the style, low
Cd(0.29), and AWD.
MotorKostov K11 250VDC Series Wound DC
Forced Air Cooling.
Drivetrain5-Speed, keeping clutch for now. Custom aluminum
adapter plate for Kostov motor. Had to modify
motor housing to clear transfer case.
ControllerEvnetics Soliton1
1000A, 340V, 300kW
Liquid Cooled.
Batteries86 CALB CA100FI, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
22kWh to 80% DOD.
Orion BMS, still needs to be installed.
System Voltage275 Volts
Charger EMW 12kW PFC Liquid Cooled Kit
J1772 Compatible

120V Level 1 (10A): 18 hrs
240V Level 2 (15A): 6 hrs
240V Level 2 (50A) : 1.8 hrs
HeaterFactory Core with MES-DEA RM4 4kW
Heater/pump. Also added heated seat kit which
reduces use of the heater and helps maintain
traction pack range.
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria Combined with 12V LiFePo4 Aux Battery
4x40Ah Sinopoly cells.
Might swap in an AGM for winter since the Aux
battery is not insulated. Don't want the
LiFePo4 charged off the DC/DC when below
InstrumentationFactory gauges for:
Oil Pressure(Motor Temp)
Fuel(EV Display Driver Board)

Boost/Vacuum(To Monitor Brakes)
AFR(Custom Driver for Motor Current)

Custom software to log/display Soliton1
and EV Display data on any Android device.
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
Slightly lower than factory spec due to 5500RPM
redline of the Kostov.

Still more than fast enough for a daily driver.
Acceleration0-60mph @ 5 Seconds estimated (150-200kW)
Range75 Miles (120 Kilometers)
100-120 km summer
80-100 km winter (heating uses range)
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
Highly dependent on terrain and weight of my
lead foot. Have seen as high as 450Whr/mile.
EV Miles
Start:93,081 Miles (149,767 Kilometers)
Current:105,149 Miles (169,184 Kilometers)
Total:12,068 Miles (19,417 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4, factory spec. Reality is 2 adults (back
seat is for small children). All cargo space
will be retained for golf clubs and groceries.
Batteries under hood and in spare tire well.
Spare tire replaced with a can of emergency
tire inflator.
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
After conversion, without occupants.
Conversion TimeAbout 18mo of evenings/weekends to get it on the
road. Still finishing many details.
Conversion CostCAN$22K+
Additional FeaturesAWD and 220ft-lb of instantaneous torque.

Now THATs an EV grin !!!
Many hours and many favors from many friends went into this project.
None of that was factored into the price. Neither was the value of
the enjoyment and frustrations along the way. All totally worth it in
the end.

It performs better than the stock setup, has good range, factory
interior, and good looks (IMHO). The overall functionality of the OEM
version is unchanged. Well, with the exception of the limited range.
But I have no more fuel costs, and my expected ROI is about 6-8 years
simply due to those savings. And with fuel prices increasing, that
time will be reduced.

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