OwnerD. Bouton Baldridge
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVsBD36 Bike Electrified Kit
2014 Ford C Max Energi
LocationWilmington, North Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1992 Geo Metro
commercial conversion by Solectria
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria 3-Phase AC
28 kW
Drivetraindirect drive, with one speed transmision
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
3 phase AC
Batteries40 A123 Systems lithium polymer 35AH pouch cell, 13.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
40 3.7volt cells, no BMS. after 6 mos the cell
volt numbers were very close. Added waterbed
heater to keep the batteries warmer it does
help, but the Lifepo4 really prevers to be at
70 degress or higher. Very high c rating,
heater not needed 10c
System Voltage164 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
just upgraded to a lithium profile
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
350 Watt
InstrumentationVoltmeter, two temperature gauges
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in maybe a minute
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
currently testing range with smaller capacity
batteries, with reduced weight and greater
available energy there may not be significant
change in original design range, yet to be seen.
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:15,000 Miles (24,135 Kilometers)
Current:30,500 Miles (49,074 Kilometers)
Total:15,500 Miles (24,939 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight1,750 Pounds (795 Kilograms)
TiresSumitomo HTR 200 175R 13
Conversion Timea few hours 3-5
Conversion Cost$3000
Additional FeaturesHas solar panel and max power solar tracker (OEM replacements) Just
upgraded to 270 watt array of two thin film 135wpanels, off the grid.
Have not plugged in over 4+years or 2700 miles.

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