OwnerBryan Drummond
Owner's Other EVs2000 Holden Barina
1967 MGB
LocationMelbourne, Victoria Australia map
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Vehicle2004 MG TF , 135
Modern, 2 door, mid engine sports car, with 1800
CC, K engine & 4 wheel disk brakes with ABS.
The soft top roof folds down to reveal a
delightfully open top car to drive
MotorNetgain Hyper 9HV , PM, Synchronous Reluctance Motor 3-Phase AC
Motor rated at 88 kW peak @ 7500 rpm with 225 NM
torque at zero speed. Motor sealed to IP67 with
passive, ribbed aluminum casing, cooling
DrivetrainRetained 5 speed gear box/differential
housing, have removed clutch.
Drive in THIRD gear for 0
to 150 Kph speed range.
Can use SECOND gear for really lively off the
line acceleration
ControllerNetGain Controls SME AC-X1 120/144V
Compact controller with great regen barking
control. Has 25 % braking torque on no
throttle & 45% braking torque when brake pedal
is pushed.
Has chill plate with small water pump
running all the time to cool controller
Batteries90 CALB/Skyenergy 100Amphour with thin aluminum/plastic case, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Configuration = 2P/45S
These aluminium cased batteries are 10%
lighter than the old Winston style type. The
terminal connection is via 6 mm diameter steel
bolt, with flat and spring washers.
Total Battery Capacity = 30 Kwhr
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon TC, 3.3 Kw, CANBUS enabled
Fan cooled , CANBUS enabled charger with tri-
coloured LED charges status indicator
Heater- 300 watt heater demister with front windscreen
- 40 watt seat heater pads for back and bottom
- 2000 watt thermal capacity electric air
conditioning system. It only uses 700 watts of
power input
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell RSP-750
Converter rated output = 62 amps at 12 VDC. Has
two fan cooling fans , so it needs 144 V
contactor to turn these off when car is at rest
InstrumentationZEVA HMI
- Fuel guage = SOC
- Tacho guage = 0 to 600 motor amps
- Engine temperature guage = Electric motor case
- Oil Temperature guage = Controller heatsink
Top Speed93 MPH (149 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 100 Kph in 11 seconds.
(25% better than original ICE engine)
Range130 Miles (209 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile14 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:50,050 Miles (80,530 Kilometers)
Current:54,000 Miles (86,886 Kilometers)
Total:3,950 Miles (6,355 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityTwo, same as original
Curb Weight2,733 Pounds (1,242 Kilograms)
Only gained 100 kgs (about 8%) increase over
original ICE weight.
TiresSame as original
Front = 195/45R16
Rear = 215/40R16
Conversion Time6 months project time with 4 weeks on manual
Conversion CostAbout $25K consisting of:
- $11K batteries
- $6K Adaptor plate, coupling machining
- $5K Motor and controller (second hand)

Sold engine & other non usable bits for $1K
Additional Features- 4 wheel disk brakes with ABS anti-skid module
- remote electric side mirrors
- remote door locking / alarm system
- rear window electric heater demistor
- larger width tyres at rear for enhanced handling
- mid engined chassis for better cornering ability
- 6 speaker stereo radio/CD player with Bluetooth interface
Great sporty city car.

Has TYPE 2 EV socket so can use AC public charger network, which is
mostly free.

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