Good Day All.
I am been looking at electric cars over the last few years.
Over here in the UK, there is not alot of 100% electric cars about, only things like the Reva G-Wiz
, small and not very nice looking.
Over the years I have owned a number of Peugeot 205
's, and no matter what other make or model car I end up buying I always end up getting anothing peugeot 205
Now with unleaded fuel around 132.9p/l and 135.9p/l for diesel, I have been thinking long and hard about trying to do my 1st EV conversion.
Not long ago I got my hands on an old Towrite 200 Series Milk Float Style Van
From this I have been abled to remove the following parts.
1x Unknow make and model DC Series Wound Motor, (Towrite's site lists it as 9KW @ 48Volt).
1x Electrofit Zapi Ltd H2 High Frequency 48volt Controller.
1x Zapi S.P.A Foot Peddel Box.
1x Albright DC182B-256 48volt Contactor.
1x Albright SW181B-152 48volt Contactor.
1x Albright ED250B-1 Emergency Disconnect.
24x Oldham 2 Volt Lead Acid Batteries.
Load of 35mm2 cable.
Now I am not looking for high speed or long range, as I live on a 25x20mile island, and most of the roads have a 30 & 40MPH speed limit.
I would like to get a top speed of around 30-35, and a range of 20-30miles.
From what I have read the higher the voltage used in the EV system the better it it will be.
But as thing is my 1st EV conversion, I would like to use the parts in the above list, and once I have got a running setup I can always then upgrade parts later as needed.
Due to it being my 1st conversion I would like to keep the gearbox and clutch for safety.
I have worked out that if I use the gearbox from the petrol 1.9 and using the motor above I could get a top speed of 34MPH, Or if I use the diesel 1.8 gearbox I could get a top speed of 42MPH. so the diesel 1.8 gearbox will be the one I try and go for.
Due to the size and weight of the oldham leadacid batteries, I don't see it being practical, so I will have to looking into that more.
Any advice you can give me would be grate, Will help loads, and make this conversion go smoother and quicker.