OwnerChristopher Jones
Owner's Other EVs1985 Suzuki RG250
1988 Honda Prelude EV
LocationKalamunda, Western Australia Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2014 Voltron Evo
Fully custom ground-up build. Framecrafters Inc
(Union Illinois, USA) fabricated the frame.
Motor Evo Electric AFM140-4 3-Phase AC
The motor is an Evo Electric axial flux motor,
AFM140-4 (four turns per pole). Capable of
peaks of 200 kW, the motor is liquid cooled.
Serial #120 - the last motor made by Evo
Electric before being sold to GKN.
DrivetrainChain drive, single reduction.
Controller PM150DZ
Rinehart Motion Systems PM150-DZ inverter.
Amazing piece of electrical engineering. Liquid
Batteries168 Herewin (Haiyin) LiPo pouch cells (5 Ah each), 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
The battery pack is a custom built LiPo pack
168s,2p (620 V nominal, 10 Ah). Custom
polycarbonate enclosure makes for a safe, short-
proof battery. Total capacity of the race
battery is 6.2 kWh, but there's room for 12 kWh.
System Voltage620 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies TC Charger
I have 2 x 350 VDC max chargers which charge the
battery as two halves. Total charging power is
4 kW.
HeaterPerth is plenty hot. I do have tyre warmers
DC/DC Converter none
I run an auxiliary 12 V battery which is charged
independently to the main traction battery. It
runs the cooling pumps, inverter, contactors and
relay logic.
InstrumentationVoltmeter, ammeter, BMS warning light. That's
it. It's not like you're looking at much else!
Top Speed160 MPH (257 KPH)
255 km/h based on the GPS data and trap speed at
the end of the main straight at Sydney
Motorsports Park.
Acceleration0-100 km/h in 3 seconds.
0-200 km/h in 7 seconds.
1/4 mile in 9.92 seconds.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
It's a race bike - any more than a 6 lap race is
a waste! You could probably go about 80 km at
60 km/h, but that would get pretty tiresome.
Watt Hours/Mile480 Wh/Mile
Being a race bike it's never ridden slowly, or
at non-illegal speeds. I'm guessing the
consumption at 60 km/h would be about 100 Wh/km
(160 Wh/mi). More like 300 Wh/km at race pace.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 2/12/2018
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight466 Pounds (211 Kilograms)
It's about 212 kg race ready. If I could afford
carbon wheels and a few other go-fast bits we
could possibly get it below 200 kg.
TiresRace slicks - 120/70 R17 front 200/60 R17 rear.
Metzlers usually.
Conversion Time3 years, but it all came together in a few
Conversion Cost$50,000 Australian dollars.
Voltron Evo is my second electric motorcycle. I started designing it
in the middle of 2011 after Voltron, my first bike proved to be a
heap of crap.
The chassis is a completely custom build, magnificently crafted by
Framecrafters Inc, USA. Completed in 2014 it has proven to be the
fastest electric motorcycle in Australia. Steered by a couple of
very fast riders, this bike holds the electric motorcycle lap record
at Sydney Motorsports Park (Danny Pottage, WA, 1:42.801 23-Nov-2014);
Mallala Motorsports Park (Tim Boujos, WA, 1:15.723 29-May-2016) and
Queensland Raceway (Thyron Van Vuuren, WA, 1:15.481 30-Oct-2016).

I hope to build another one this year (2018).

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