Engine CompartmentBattery Rack
OwnerBryan Drummond
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
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Vehicle2000 Holden Barina City , model SB
1.4 litre, SOHC, 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual
gearbox, 3 door hatch, with air conditioning
and power steering
MotorKostov K9, 144 VDC, 9 inch series Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed manual, no clutch, using steel
coupler with taper-lock bush & keyway onto
the motor shaft & reusing the clutch plate
to fit onto the transmission spline shaft.
Use only third & reverse gears
ControllerZeva MC600SP
PWM controller with CANbus to EVMS
controller and 0 -> 5 VDC throttle box input
with enable limit switch
Batteries45 Winston WB-LYP100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Dims = 62 x 179 x 220 mm
Weight = 3.22 kgs
Cycle life = 5000 @ 70% discharge
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon TCC14415
144 v , 2 kW HF/PFC on-board charger. Has
coloured, charging status LED
HeaterHot water boiler, 800 W, with sealed
recirculating pump to original heater core
DC/DC Converter TDC-I-144-12
144 to 12VDC converter, 1000 W capacity with
enable input
InstrumentationZEVA EVMS touchscreen monitor. (Excellent)
Fuel gauge re-calibrated to show SOC.
Temperature gauge re-calibrated to show motor
temp, range 0 to 100 DegC
Top Speed68 MPH (109 KPH)
Use only third gear giving speed range 0 to
68 mph at 5800 motor rpm
Acceleration0 to 60 mph in 12 seconds.
Better than original ICE
Current limit at 600 amps
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
Range with 7% battery capacity is 105 kms
Watt Hours/Mile217 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:2,500 Miles (4,022 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityReduced from 5 to 2
Curb Weight2,204 Pounds (1,001 Kilograms)
Weight before conversion = 920 kgs
After conversion = 1000 kgs
TiresStandard , size 165/70 R13 on steel rims
running at 32 psi pressure
Conversion Time6 months, mainly waiting for parts
Actual labour time = 6 manweeks
Conversion Cost$AUS20K consisting of $AUS16K for parts and
$AUS4K for services such as welding,
machining, hydraulic hose fabrication and
Vicroads consultant
Additional FeaturesAir-conditioning was removed as it consumed to much
power.. Electric power steering pump is turned off
above 30 KPH to save power. A Jaycar frequency
switching relay is used to do this.

Vicroads consultant was very good and is from CARTECH in
Hawthorn, Melbourne. He requires a few extra things such as low
vacuum warning dash light, no equipment mounted between front
bumperbar to front of existing ICE engine space and all air-
bags to be operational. He follows the Vehicle Standards
Bulletin 14 very closely.

code by jerry