LocationManly, New South Wales Australia map
Vehicle2001 Mazda Mazda Tribute
Like the Ford Escape, this is a family car All
wheel drive, conversion. The V6 and Auto Gear
are replaced with a smaller HPEVS AC50 and
manual Mazda 3 gearbox. It has 12Kwh Leaf
batteries, a power steering pump from a Holden
(07) and Saab power break pump.
MotorHPEVS AC50 single shaft 70HP 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainRear wheel driveshaft is now removed. I did not need a 4-wheel/all
wheel drive car.
Car weight is reduced from 1590 kg to 1350 kg, at least 50 by
taking these shafts out and the other part was the heavy V6
ControllerCurtis 1238-7501
1238-7501 controller 96 Volt 550 Amps
Batteries26 LEAF, 110.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Ah/serie of cell V/cell Cells V/Total
61 8.4 13 109.2
61 8.4 13 109.2
122 8.4 26 109.2

Pack is from Nissan Leaf and protected with Batrium BMS.
Total weight of 26 pack is 99 kg. It is a small 12 Kwh 110V
battery protected by a custom made fibre glass box.
System Voltage110 Volts
HeaterCeramic 1000W heater element. These get 96-110V
and heats up from where Airco used to be.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
AccelerationI currently only use one gear (3rd) and reverse.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Not tested yet. Pending safety certificate
EV Miles
Start:93,000 Miles (149,637 Kilometers)
Current:93,018 Miles (149,665 Kilometers)
Total:18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight0
1350 km
Conversion Time1 Year
Conversion Cost15,000 USD (to date) - in progress
Additional FeaturesZeva Fuel Gauge driver. But this is not working anymore. I had it working after I connected this
to a replacement Hyundai Getz Cluster and it worked fine. I had to revert it back. Due to road
safety check I had to revert the whole cluster back to my original cluster because that was the
only way to show that the seat belts airbag signal was working as per original.
Maybe I will install an aftermarket gauge.

The car was tested for road worthy but failed. Minor Safety features
such as reverse light, high Beam light (failed before conversion) and
some lose wiring. More work to be done to remove more the rear shaft as grinding
most off was not allowed.
Expected to fix issues in next few months

I am member of AEVA.asn.au these guys helped me a lot wit this conversion.

If any questions feel free to contact me. See my website contact detail.

code by jerry