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OwnerAldo Andres Caliz Schafer
LocationBogota, Cundinamarca Columbia map
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Vehicle2000 Chevrolet Swift 1.3
Chevrolet Swift 1.3 sedan (same as the Geo Metro
in
the U.S)
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock 5 shift gearbox
ControllerKelly 14801E
The controller works very well. The technical
service from Kelly controls is excellent.
Batteries38 CALB/Skyenergy CA100, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Impressive batteries. The whole package weights
only 130 Kg for a total of 12 KW.
BMS: Elithion Litiumate Lite (Battery Management
System) Great technical support
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC1500
Great charger. Selected because is able to be
connected to any regular 120 V outlet and
takes
only 12 Amps. In addition can be controlled
from
the Elithion BMS.
My regular commute requires about 4 KW from
home to office so
the
charger takes 3 hours to recharge the battery
pack
HeaterNone
DC/DC Converter
Don't have one, I use an auxiliar 12V 100Ah AGM
battery with a small charger
InstrumentationQuotom mini PC with 7" monitor
The Elithion BMS has a USB port so I can
monitor
the voltage, current usage and battery SOC
(State
of Charge). Also can change the motor
controller parameters.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
About 100 Km/h in 4th gear
AccelerationGood, probably better than original but had
to limit the current in the controller to max
200 A to protec the batteries
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Mixed Urban/highway
Watt Hours/Mile155 Wh/Mile
Very efficient energy usage. The car has good
aerodinamic coeffcient and also installed a
poly
sheet below the engine compartment.
Total energy utilized from the wall for my
daily 60 Km trip is between 8-9 KW depending
the traffic conditions and drive style.
EV Miles
Start:50,000 Miles (80,450 Kilometers)
Current:65,300 Miles (105,067 Kilometers)
Total:15,300 Miles (24,617 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight1,976 Pounds (898 Kilograms)
This is estimated
TiresYokohama BluEarth AE01 165/70 R13 inflated to 29
Psi. Initially tried up to 32 psi but the
difference was not noticeable.
Conversion Time3 months
Conversion CostTotal investment so far about U$20,000.
My country high currency exchange rate plus
importing taxes and shipping costs almost
double
the parts cost.
Additional FeaturesThe car was converted with the help of David Sanz a very recursive
Engineer
I use the car regularly for my commute from home to the office and
back
(60 Km round trip) and I am very satisified with the performance,
quietness and low operating cost (about 1/4 the gas cost) but more
importantly, having peace of mind of don't waste gas idling an
internal combustion engine in the Bogota city permanent traffic jams.
(the electric motor only Works when required)
My Company allows me to recharge the car at work during day at no
cost so I'm gracefull with them for that.
November 23 2017: Modified the battery bank distribution to optimize
trunk space.

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