This is my first post and thought I would share some info about myself and my newest project.
I am 22 and a Snr at University of Colorado at Denver studying Mechanical Engineering. I was born into a car racing family, and started racing cars when I was 8 yrs. This is my first and hopefully not last EV, so I have a great deal of learning to do.
This project started when a guy on craigslist posted an add for a college to make an electric car for him. He would give his car and 8k, and return we would convert it to electric. I am the team manager and always have had an interest of electronics doing robot competitions and other extra cirricular activities dealing with electronics. The biggest thing of this build was to keep it simple but giving students an opportunity to build and apply their knowledge from the classroom to a real application to further prepare them for the real world. Now the specs...
-1967 Triumph Spitfire
- Needing some (a lot) of tlc, but the important drive train is solid
- approx $8,000
- 20 miles + on a charge
- 50 mph + top speed
The Important parts:
Motor - 120 volt DC Advance 8"
Controller - Curtis 400 amp
Charger - Quick Charge On Board 120V 10A With Select-A-Charge
Batteries - 10x Trojan 12 volt
One of the students is keeping an up to date blog of the build and here's the link.
Let me know what you think, but hopefully in the next two weeks there is a great deal of progress and hopefully in a month or two the build will be complete.