MotorFanEngine compartmentInteriorRearBootHeater
OwnerRory Williams
Owner's Other EV2004 Vauxhall Astra
LocationNorwich, England United Kingdom map
Vehicle2000 Fiat Seicento Sporting
Retained gearbox, flywheel & clutch.
Motor Series Wound DC
48 Volt forklift motor Series Wound DC
From a Caterpillar forklift truck
specification unknown
DrivetrainJim Small conversion, Lithium Battery by
Mike Irving
ControllerCurtis 1209 72v 400A
Batteries25 200 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Older Model Hi-Power
System Voltage80 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
With cutoff relay from BMS
Heater Stored water system consisting of
240v domestic water boiler plumbed into
the existing car water heater matrix
with small 12v circulating pump,
operates at 70 degrees C. System holds
10 ltrs of water which heats the whole
car up in 10 mins from domestic mains
electricity, once disconnected the
system will continue to heat the car
for a further 20 minutes. Heating is
very efficient and can get the car to
tropical temperatures. Very pleased
with results.
DC/DC Converter
None Fitted at present
InstrumentationDigital panel meters for motor total
current, voltage and temperature plus 12v
aux voltage.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
AccelerationOK except on hills
EV Miles
Start:75,220 Miles (121,028 Kilometers)
Current:79,701 Miles (128,238 Kilometers)
Total:4,481 Miles (7,209 Kilometers)
    As of 8/31/2014
Seating Capacity3 adults
Tires13 inch from Fiesta
Additional FeaturesPlus 12v charger for aux battery. Both
chargers fitted onboard with supply socket
in place of fuel filler.

Additional Features Thomas Vacuum pump fitted with custom
made vacuum switch.
Rear subframe overhauled, new brake drums, shocks, shoes,
disks and pads fitted. 90cfm blower fitted to motor to limit
temperature to 50 deg C.
Very pleased with the conversion, the car has proved to be a
usable form of urban transport, much better than
envisaged. Mods include xenon headlamps, LED sidelights and
mp3 radio/player. The standard electric power steering is
wonderful, an excellent basis for conversion.
The car is used almost every day for a 7 mile journey and
recharges in approx 3 hrs. Towbar fitted.
Now on third EV owner. Rear nearside wheel bearing about to be
replaced. Some Lifepo4 cells have high resistance under load
and will be replaced, hopefully this will improve performance.
Motor is inclined to overheat and fan cooling needs to be

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