OwnerDan Scott
LocationBolingbrook, Illinois US map
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Vehicle2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Project abandoned!! Cannot find a reasonably priced motor and controller.
MotorHPEVS AC-51 3-Phase AC
Not purchased yet "NEED A GOOD DEAL"
DrivetrainAC-51 motor with 5-speed manual trans.
ControllerCurtis
Not purchased yet "NEED A GOOD DEAL"
Batteries96 Reanult fluenze battery pack (leaf pack), 3.90 Volt,
Lithium manganese oxide
(won't be using all the battery cells)
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Heatertwo electric ceramic heater elements
for the cabin.

Also battery heaters in the boxes.
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
InstrumentationWould like your suggestions!!!
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight3,250 Pounds (1,477 Kilograms)
to start
Tires195-65-15
Conversion TimeStart 3/2014
Conversion CostPartial EV kit $1000
Donor car $1800
Lithium Batteries $3500
Zivan charger $400
battery cable $100
5 speed man.trans and shifter $380
Battery boxes and warmers $300
11/2014 $7480 and couting
Additional FeaturesICE already removed, bought a shell to start with.

Battery warmers
Just started and these are the parts I plan to use.
I will update as I go. Suggestions just email me.
All help appreciated.
Thank you so far to other fellow PT Convertors.

9/18/14 started to reconfigure the battery pack to 144v from 125v and measuring for the battery boxes.

11/2014 New battery boxes arrived and are being modified to fit. Almost ready to cut the holes in the car. Adding battery warmers to the boxes for cold Chicago winters.

2/1/16 project stalled Price on AC-51 motor and controller not coming down and have not seen any used ones.

7/17 Project abandoned. Cannot find a reasonably priced motor and controller.

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