InstrumentsRear batteriesFront batteriesFrontRear
OwnerJames May
Owner's Other EV1994 Rover Metro
LocationCoventry, England United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Rover Metro
The Rover Metro is a small british car originally designed around the A series engine from the Mini. This was a K series 1.1 litre model.
MotorAdvanced DC 6.7 inch Series Wound DC
72 - 120V motor
Drivetrain4 speed manual with clutch
ControllerZapi H2 96V-500A
Batteries16 Trojan T-6220, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
(a bit like a T-105) I am hoping to upgrade to T125s for my next battery pack
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerZivan K2
Heater120 Volt 1.5 Kw ceramic core
not much heat I'm afraid.
DC/DC ConverterZivan
InstrumentationEV meter,
analog voltmeter,
analog ammeter,
digital Redington tacho
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Accelerationvery good downhill!

edit 24/02/07 I have just had the programmer reprogrammed for greater current. I can pull nearly 500A from the batteries now and have good acceleration
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 miles at 45-50 average including hills. Maybe 40 miles at 30 MPH on the flat.
EV Miles
Current:50,364 Miles (81,035 Kilometers)
    As of 4/10/2008
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,650 Pounds (1,204 Kilograms)
Conversion Timeunknown
Additional Featuresbypass contactor
LED bar graph display - shameless copy of the one in Jim Fell's Fiat Seicento: WebPage Thanks Jim for the idea!
This car was originally developed from a kit available from
AVT WebPage Robert at AVT has been very supportive.

Update: 10 Apr 2008 This car has been retired and the motor will be going into another Rover Metro body.

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