Battery assembly
OwnerJoakim Baunach
LocationStockholm, Stockholm Sweden map
Vehicle1997 Renault Clio Electrique
An old Renault Clio Electrique where the
original SAFT NiCad Batteries has been replaced
with BMW i3 Batterypacks (46V 94AH, 6pcs).
Capacity increased from 11 kWH original to 25
kWH wit Li-Ion
MotorAsea Brown Boveri GN 21 M4A Separately Excited DC
Original ABB, 29 bhp
S1 16,3kW@2000rpm
S2 5min 22kW@2000rpm
Mmax 125Nm@0rpm
nmax 7000rpm
DrivetrainFront wheel drive, single speed gear box, gear
ratio 8,02
Controller ABB BA 20
S1 180A,
S2 5min 275A
Batteries6 other NCM 111 from Samsung, 46.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Using 6 of the 8 battery-packs from a 2017' BMW
i3. Bought second hand from Norway. The
batteries are connected 2p3s to provide 138V and
188 AH
System Voltage138 Volts
ChargerActia Energia
Original charger
HeaterOriginal heater needs to be assembled. Bits and
pieces are in the backseat.
DC/DC Converter Actia
Original 12V charger repaired. A couple of fuses
had been blown. Needed to move the DCDC to a
better location as it get wet due to position
next to wheel-well.
InstrumentationAll original. Need to work out the BMW BMS and
control the battery-packs a bit...
Top SpeedNot tested yet. Original is something like 60mph
AccelerationProbably not fast...
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Estimated range is at 100 miles. Will need to
check when I've worked out the alarms and
the battery-pack to 100%
Watt Hours/MileTo be updated
EV Miles
Start:7,515 Miles (12,091 Kilometers)
Current:7,534 Miles (12,122 Kilometers)
Total:19 Miles (30 Kilometers)
    As of 2/10/2022
Seating CapacityThey say 4 can seat...
Curb Weight2,300 Pounds (1,045 Kilograms)
Lighter then original NiCad batteries and only
the trunk storage space and not under the rear
TiresHankook Kinergy Eco 2 K435
165/70 R13
Conversion Time26h due to repair of some electronics and
preparation before MOT.
Conversion CostAround 6kUSD in total (including purchase of a
prototype Renault Clio Electrique for spare-
Car sold February 2021

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