Michael's Lotus Elise

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Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by MikeD » Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 07:02

Major Components
  • Chassis – 2002 Lotus Elise
  • Motor - Kostov K10 10-inch compound wound DC
  • Controller – Soliton 1
  • Batteries – 42 Nisan Leaf Modules @ 340V
  • BMS - Batrium
  • Charger - Brusa NLG513
  • DC-DC - TC Charger Brand TDC-32012JG
  • Cooling – ATV 10-inch radiator
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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by jonescg » Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 08:14

Looking forward to watching this return to its former glory! Former EV glory of course.
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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by MikeD » Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 13:35

This Lotus Elise 111S has an interesting history.

2002 Manufacture in the UK by Lotus with a 1.8L naturally aspirated engine and 5 speed gearbox.
2011 Converted to EV in Adelaide, South Australia.
  • - Kostove K10 motor mated to original gearbox.
  • - Evenetics Soliton 1 controller.
  • - 45 Thunder sky 100Ah batteries making 144Volts.
  • - Zivan NG3 charger.
  • - IOTA DLS-55 DC/DC converter.
  • - 849 Kilogram curb weight after conversion.
2013 Sold to a new owner in Melbourne, Victoria.
2017 Battery expires and car taken off the road.
2018 I make contact with the Melbourne owner and start negations.
2019 I purchase the car and transport it to Sydney, New South Wales.

The original EV conversion of the car was pretty simple/standard and it has been unloved for some time, so it is pretty ugly at the moment. Not like my MR2 which was terribly pampered a really nice conversion.

So currently stripping out all the ugly, and planning an awesome rebuild!

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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by lobster » Mon, 10 Jun 2019, 13:50

This was a beautiful thing built by an Adelaide AEVA member. EVAlbum Link below

http://www.evalbum.com/3681

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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by soyachips » Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 20:28

Super exciting project. Can’t wait to see how it all works out. Out of interest where did you get the Leaf modules from? I wouldn’t mind using them in my project

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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by T1 Terry » Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 10:58

I believe this was for sale on evilbay many moons back but I wasn't allowed to buy it then ..... bugga, it would have been great to bring it back to SA where it was built when we moved over here. The one who controls the finances said it was just a toy with not enough range and no practical use .... not like handbags and shoes eh :roll:

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Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

Post by MikeD » Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 11:36

soyachips wrote:
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 20:28
Super exciting project. Can’t wait to see how it all works out. Out of interest where did you get the Leaf modules from? I wouldn’t mind using them in my project
The Leaf modules came out of my old car, I have had them for several years.
https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=2065

Purchased them from Graeme at Oz DIY Electric Vehicles
https://www.ozdiyelectricvehicles.com/
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