OwnerBrendon McCarrol
LocationKelmscott, Western Australia Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1977 British Leyland Moke
Motor Motenergy ME1507 3-Phase AC
ME1507 PMAC Brushless Motor
Air cooled
The ME1507 is an Radial Air Gap, Permanent
Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) with an
Internal Permanent Magnet Rotor (IPM).
Designed for battery pack voltages of 100
VDC or less. Maximum rotor speed of 6000
rpm. Continuous current of 160 Amps RMS,
and continuous power of 14.5 kW. Weight of
20kg (44 pounds).
DrivetrainOriginally a 998cc 4spd manual fwd
ControllerSevcon GEN 4 size 6
Designed for battery pack voltages of
72V/96V nominal.
40V minimum operating voltage and 116V
maximum pack voltage
Continuous current: 220Amps (60 min),
Boost Current: 660A (10 sec) Peak Current:
550Amps (2 min)
Batteries78 Yuasa Lev50 , 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Ion
1.65kg each
150Ah 96V nominal (14.4kWh)
Cells are second hand and severely degraded
(≈50% SoH) so it is more like an 8kWh pack

Pack is split in two 3p13s modules weighing
approximately 70kg each
System Voltage96 Volts
4x No name Chinese ebike chargers.
48V 5A each.
My pack is split into two 48V modules so
I have 2 chargers on each half of the pack
which gives me 10A @ 96V or about 1kW.
HeaterCheap and nasty electric thing from china,
only has to blow warm air on the windscreen
for licencing
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell DDR-120D-12
There aren't a lot of electrics on a moke
so 120W is enough. The biggest draw is
the heater/demister which doesn't get
used because there is no roof
InstrumentationSevcon clear view display
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I've had it over 120km/h but mokes are not
designed to go that fast and the wind was
unbearable. Also the power consumption at
speeds over 70km/h are horrendous
AccelerationBetter than stock. I've kept the gearbox but
not the clutch so gear changes are slow.
Generally I take off in 2nd and shift up
once I'm at cruising speed
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Speed kills the range. Power consumption at
100km/h was around 35kW just to maintain
speed. I normally try to not go over 80km/h
as it eats into the range too much. Driving
around town I get about 60km with the
degraded battery that's in it.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,410 Pounds (640 Kilograms)
Original weight was 660kg and it now
weighs 640kg
Tires13 inch
Conversion TimeAbout a year and a half
Conversion Cost$8500aud total
$4000aud for the motor/controller
$2500aud for the cells
$1000aud for bms, chargers, cable etc
$1000aud for engineering and licensing
Additional FeaturesBig sunroof

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