Complete minus bodyworkMotor and controllerBenchtesting battery with BMS
OwnerIan Hooper
Owner's Other EVs1990 Mazda MX5 Miata
2000 Mazda RX7
LocationPerth, Western Australia Australia map
Vehicle2001 Honda NSR150 SP
My first motorbike conversion, and a bit of
a demonstration
vehicle for many of the products I make for
electric vehicles.
MotorMars ME1003 Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerZeva MC600C
150V 600A, CAN bus enabled
Batteries44 other K2 26650EV, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
44S6P configuration, 264 cells in total.
System Voltage140 Volts
ChargerElcon 144V 2kW
HeaterWarm jacket?
DC/DC Converter Chennic 35A
InstrumentationZEVA EVMS
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
AccelerationSimilar 0-60 time as the original bike, but
more responsive
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 miles at city speed, less at highway
speed! Paltry range due to
small 2.7kWh battery pack.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion Time5 months
Conversion CostAbout $5K
I purchased the bike a few years ago but quickly got sick of
the unreliable 2-stroke engine, so decided to convert it to
electric. It was intended as a toy and occasional commuter
vehicle so I set out with fairly modest performance goals:
similar acceleration to the original, and whatever battery size
would be easy to fit.

A secondary goal for the motorbike project was as a demo
vehicle for some of my new ZEVA products including updated
motor controller with CAN bus, and the new Electric Vehicle
Management System (EVMS).

I've written up the project including lots of pictures,
available at the Web Page link near the top of this page.

code by jerry