BMS & DC/DCRear Battery BoxesFwd Battery box, controller & CVR Vac PuFwd Batteries
OwnerDavid Iredale
LocationAugusta-Margaret River, Western Australia Australia map
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Vehicle2006 Mazda RX8
The original car was purchased for the conversion but it wasn't started
for 30 months.
Motor Shenzhen Greatland GLCP25L1 3-Phase AC
MAX 80KW, 250nm, 5000rpm.
Water cooled
DrivetrainMotor drives through new flywheel & HD clutch to the manual 6sp
gearbox and std diff.
ControllerShenzen Greatland GLCP7024L11
Rod @ EV Power designed a throttle mapper to enable the accelerator
and motor controller to communicate.
Batteries90, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
100Ah / 29KWh battery pack.
24 cells under the bonnet, 24 over the rear axle and 42 forward of the
rear axle.
Battery boxes made by EV Power
EV Power designed the BMS that interfaces with the individual cell
System Voltage288 Volts
A 2KW and a 4KW via Type 2.
HeaterThe controller and motor heat the water that goes through the cabin
heater core, this is sufficient to demist the windscreen in winter in the
SW of West Australia. The A/C compressor is bolted to the motor frame
but requires a drive motor to be fitted and the condenser to be refitted.
DC/DC Converter
The electric power steering (EPS) is connected directly to the DC/DC.
InstrumentationEV Power battery monitor.
Brake vacuum gauge.
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
130km at 100 ~ 110kph.
160km at 80 ~ 90kph
Watt Hours/Mile288 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:68,000 Miles (109,412 Kilometers)
Current:90,000 Miles (144,810 Kilometers)
Total:22,000 Miles (35,398 Kilometers)
    As of 10/16/2020
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,521 Pounds (1,600 Kilograms)
200kg heavier than the original ICE, it's now about 1600kg and the
balance is still 50/50.
Tires225/45 R18
Conversion TimeManhours??
From ICE to EV about 32 months.
The mechanical plus some of the electrical work was carried out by
myself and most of the electrics by EV Power.
Conversion Cost>AUS$25,000
Additional FeaturesCVR rotary vacuum pump and a vacuum reservoir.
The original oil cooler is used as a radiator.
The original engine speed sensor has been fitted to line up on the edge of the clutch to give a tacho
signal to the ECU to energise the EPS.
SW Machining in Busselton made the flywheel and fitted the CanEV gearbox adaptor plate to the
Rotomotion in Maddington WA manufactured the motor frame to fit the original 'Wankel' mountings and
modified the flywheel hub.
I have changed over to a Type 2 charging connection so I can to go to 3ph charging.
I have 3 X water cooled 6.6KW chargers (Ovartech AODI) ready to install.

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