OwnerCrazy Al from www.ElectricCarConversionBlog.com
Owner's Other EVElectric Go Kart by ElectricCarConversionBlog.com
Locationnear Canberra, New South Wales Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle Tibi Kart
Rolling chassis is a Tibi Kart I guess from
1990 to 2000.
Motor Series Wound DC
Motor was probably used to drive a
hydraulic pump. It is rated at
23.24 volts and 130 amps and 2700RPM.

The motor is rated at 2.5 hp.
DrivetrainDirect chain drive (#219). 13 teeth motor
sprocket. 72 teeth axle
ControllerKelly KDZ48400
Motor controller for brushed DC permanent
magnet and series
wound brushed DC motors. It does not have
regen capability.
Batteries24 Headway 38120 10Ah, 25.60 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
24 Headway cells arranged 8s3p. Custom
connectors and battery
pack with balance leads originally
prepared by DRIFTech near
Canberra, Australia. I later added a ZEVA
(from Perth, Australia)
Battery Management System.
System Voltage26 Volts
Charger HobbyKing eco eight
DRIFTech supplied me a HobbyKing eco eight
charger and it
works fantastic.
Top Speed22 MPH (35 KPH)
Rated top speed is 22 mph (based on rated
RPM on motor, teeth
ratios and wheel diameter), but on the
track, people have
estimated that I have gone 25 to 30 mph. I
have not had this
Range6 Miles ( 9 Kilometers)
I have taken this on the race track and
was able to do two
stints of 3 miles when the battery pack
was properly charged.

On my rough grassy backyard, the range
drops to around 2
miles, but that includes lots of turning
and ripping of grass
and going on bumps etc.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight0
No idea, but I estimate 100 lbs
Conversion Time1.5 years
Conversion Cost< $1800 (including kart, batteries,
controller, wheels & tires,
switches, wire, accelerator). I also had
the support from my
neighbors and DRIFTech who donated
materials and labor
during the construction process which
helped keep my costs
down. I also had cables and other bits
given to me and support
from members of CanberraEV which all helps
in keeping costs
I mainly use this Electric Go Kart for drifting. The bigger
wheels were put on so that I could
drive in my back yard.

Future enhancements to the kart envisioned are setting it up to
make it drift better and
putting in a more powerful electric motor. Battery pack may be
upgraded as well.

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