|Owner's Other EVs||Mini Garden Tractor|
Kid's Tilting Scooter
|Location||Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom map|
|Vehicle||2006 N/A |
3/4 Scale approximate reproduction of 1898 Renault/Argyll Voiturette - but electrically powered.
|Motor||Unite Motor MY1020 Permanent Magnet DC|
I used 2 x 1000W 36V Motors running at 24V to give 660W each, however 2 x 500W motors would probably do.
|Drivetrain||2 stage double reduction roller chain transmission - very quiet.|
150Amp 4 Quadrant Controller
|Batteries||4 38Ah Lead Acid Cyclics, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
4 x 12 V units wired for 24V - standard 38Ah size.
|System Voltage||24 Volts|
12V Mulitmode leisure charger - not onboard - any would do really.
|Top Speed||15 MPH (24 KPH)|
|Acceleration||Quick - best with slowish acceleration ramp though - it needs to be driven carefully.|
|Range||20 Miles (32 Kilometers)|
Runs for 2 hours +, but depends on load and driving conditions.
|Seating Capacity||1 adult|
|Curb Weight||260 Pounds (118 Kilograms)|
Estimated - my scales are broken - half of this is the battery weight.
|Tires||Bike trails/mountain wide tyres|
|Conversion Cost||Approx £1000|
|Additional Features||Rear wheels driven mechanically independently by their own motor - for good differential action on turning. Double stage reduction chain transmission, front disc brakes, front and rear suspension, forward & reverse drive. Tiller steering (ackerman geometry at the business end)|
|Designed and built from scratch. Is a 3/4 sized repro of a 1896 Renault/Argyll voiturette - one of the first cars with direct drive via gearbox. Great fun to drive. This version has about 1300W available from the motors but 1000W would probably be sufficient for a slightly slower version.|