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Post by jpcw » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 00:00

I’m putting together a Map of Australia showing conversions and other electric vehicles. If anyone is interested in getting their vehicle listed then drop me a message via PM or in this thread. The map can be found on my website or via the link below.
http://www.evaustralia.com.au/EVs/EVsin ... fault.aspx

If you have done or are planning an EV conversion or own an Electric Vehicle then post here or contact me via PM and let me know the following details

Your Name
Vehicles Name
Country
State
Postcode
Vehicle Details
Stage (Planning/Just started/Almost done/Complete/Inspected and roadworthy)

Also if you have a website or any other details you want listed against your vehicle.

Unfinished and conversions in the planning stage are welcome as are international conversions.

I will be plotting the details on a Map for everyone to see. Don’t worry I won’t be putting in your street address, it will only go down to suburb level.
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Post by Mark T » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 01:39

Great idea
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Post by antiscab » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 03:57

Matt Lacey
2006 emax sport
Australia
WA
6108
60v40AH LiFePO4, 4kw peak motor, 60km range, 70kmh top speed.
inspected and licenced
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Post by jpcw » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 04:56

Chears guys, details entered in.
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Post by a4x4kiwi » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 06:01

Malcolm Faed
Electro-Lux
AU
NSW
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'92 Extra Cab Toyota Hilux. Industrial AC Drive.
Just started

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Post by MikeD » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 14:26

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1989 Toyota MR2 AW11; MES-DEA 200-250 30kw AC motor
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Post by antiscab » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 19:41

Gday Mike,

do you have a blog or web page for your conversion?
an aw11 is my ideal conversion vehicle, so i was wondering if you could tell me a few things.
how heavy is the engine and related components you are able to take out?
how heavy is the chasis and body with no engine?

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Post by MikeD » Wed, 30 Apr 2008, 21:08

Matt
Don’t have a blog at this stage, great idea.

The original kerb weight of my AW11 was 1090kg (measured at a local weighbridge). Estimated weight reduction is a about 215kg after the ICE etc is removed (based on communication with other MR2 converters). Stupidly I forgot to weight the ICE in my haste to sell it (wife wanted garage back) so I plan is to install the MES-DEA motor get the car mobile with a temporary traction battery pack and weight it again.

Depending on batteries (undecided but Thundersky would be nice) the car should weight about 1600 kg.

Based on the tire load index of a standard AW11 (82H or 475kg per tire at 240kPa) the cars total load capacity is 1900kg. This is simply not possible as it’s a sports car and not a ute but it does give me confidence conversion is possible, something I have confirmed with a local (knowledgeable) automotive engineer.
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Post by antiscab » Thu, 01 May 2008, 04:59

mikes,

i just sent you a private message (the system doesnt notify you when you get one), so we can continue this conversation without hijacking this thread.

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Post by zeva » Mon, 05 May 2008, 04:56

May I also encourage everyone to put their cars up on http://evalbum.com?

I see WA is only two vehicles behind NSW in the EV tally - go WA Image (there must be a few more west aussie EVs yet to be listed? c'mon..)
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Post by jpcw » Mon, 05 May 2008, 19:36

zeva wrote: May I also encourage everyone to put their cars up on http://evalbum.com?

I see WA is only two vehicles behind NSW in the EV tally - go WA Image (there must be a few more west aussie EVs yet to be listed? c'mon..)

That gives me an idea. Time to make it a race Image I'll see if I can put up a pretty graph by state.

Come on WA get your names in Image
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Post by jpcw » Tue, 06 May 2008, 03:53

Ok the race is on. We are neck and neck at 4 each, see below the map for updates.
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Post by mattW » Tue, 06 May 2008, 19:43

Matt Wheeler
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NSW
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72V 300A Electric motorcycle, brushed DC pancake motor, Kelly controller, LifePo4 batteries
Final Planning Stages
My Blog is on www.diyelectriccar.com/blogs/ but is currently more editorial and less conversion journal.
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Post by jpcw » Tue, 06 May 2008, 20:04

Added,
Damn, NSW is pulling ahead.
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Post by Simon » Thu, 08 May 2008, 06:22

Simon Croxton
1990 FSM Niki
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WA
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ADC K91-4003 motor, 96 volts of Optima d34's , curtis 1231c controller
Status - Under construction...

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Post by jpcw » Sun, 11 May 2008, 16:49

Thats better all even now :)
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Post by Rob M » Sun, 11 May 2008, 20:04

Rob Mason

1. 1965 Ford Mustang
Perth
Western Australia
6018
Converted by Jim Lissiman 1998
Upgraded to 45 LFP200Ah lithium batteries, auto trans, Zilla Z1K, 5.1 diff.
Fully road licensed.

2. Mitsubishi Triton Ute
Perth
Western Australia
6018
Converted by John Bisby
Upgraded to Zilla Z2K, 75 lithium LFP200AH batteries, reverting to original motor fans to improve cooling.
Fully road licensed.

3. BMW 318i
Perth
Western Australia
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Direct drive 11" GE motor, Z1K, 36 LFP200Ah lithiums.
Near completion
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Post by jpcw » Mon, 12 May 2008, 15:45

Thanks Rob.

Would be nice to see some other states join in now that WA has it all wrapped up Image
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Post by Thalass » Sat, 17 May 2008, 04:23

I won't put mine in, since it doesn't exist yet Image

But I didn't realise there were so many around town. Ian's MX5 is just around the corner from my work! Might have to pop by one day, if Ian doesn't mind. Image
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Post by zeva » Sat, 17 May 2008, 07:02

Sure, you might want to wait a few weeks though - then you can actually take it for a spin around the block!
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Post by Thalass » Sat, 17 May 2008, 19:14

That might not be a good idea... I might get lost and not come back! hahaha!
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Post by jpcw » Sun, 18 May 2008, 05:11

Thalass wrote: I won't put mine in, since it doesn't exist yet Image

Put it in anyway, I'm going to change the script a little to show between planning, in progress and completed
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Post by Thalass » Sun, 18 May 2008, 18:22

Ben Rypstra

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Late model Subaru Brumby, will have 5-stud conversion with four wheel disc brakes. LiFePO4 batteries with 2x 3-phase second hand industrial induction motors - one at the rear diff, one at a diff mounted in the front. And a nice "electric blue" paint job. :p

Planning stages so far. Waiting to have a garage to work in before I can start!
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Post by antiscab » Sun, 25 May 2008, 03:36

Matt Lacey
black magic
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Black aw11 toyota mr2, will use a 288v 90AH LiFePO4 pack, zilla 2k ehv controller, warp 9 bolted directly to the differential.

some parts ordered and partially paid for (batteries and controller) donor car bought. now need the money for the rest of it:p


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Post by roddilkes » Mon, 26 May 2008, 05:14

1985 Suzuki Mighty Boy

- 8" ADC motor, through the gearbox but no clutch
- 500A 144V Curtis Controller
- 45 x Thunder Sky LFP90AHA cells (1st in Aus., 10000+ Kms so far)
- Proprietary TS90 Battery Management System
- 36A Dc-dc converter, no auxiliary battery
- K&S tachometer
- Solar assistance via roof mounted solar panel (more for show than go)
- TBS E-xpert Pro battery fuel gauge (just brilliant)
- Top speed 100kmh (speed limited)
- 0-100kmh, about 3 times as fast as the petrol version!
- Michelin LRR types and fancy go faster alloy wheels
- Converted by Rod Dilkes in 2004, driven daily since then

http://www.ev-power.com.au/-PROJECTS-.html
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