specs

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Recycled Gas to Battery Electric Vehicle

Specifications

Donor vehicle:

2000 Chevrolet Metro (a.k.a. Suzuki Swift)

Conversion cost:

In 2007: courier vehicle 190,000+ odometer = $250; Parts = $8,000;             Labor = $5,000; Exterior Paint = $800 = $13,050
In 2010:
Lithium Battery upgrade parts & labor =   $7,500

Maintenance:

< $100 for 2 ½ years

Moving parts:

Two  1) Electric motor rotor, 2) Main contactor (power on/off)

Energy costs:

Electricity: $12.00/month @ 500 miles   Gas: $0 forever

Energy usage:

4.6 miles/kWh (214 Watts/mile)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

 
Zero
(0)    [Puget Sound Energy Green Energy Customer]

Range:

50 miles* (@ 70% Discharge)

Top speed:

70+ mph

Electric power storage:

48 Lithium Cells: Thundersky 3.2V 100Ah LiFePo4
Connected in series for a total of 15.4kWh

100% charge:

< 3 hours 220v 30amp or < 6 hours 110v 15amp

Curb Weight:

Estimated < 2100 lbs (GM's factory ICE vehicle spec was 1850)
  * 78% of U.S. daily trips are 40 miles or less (Robert Lutz, GM Vice Chairman, on 60 Minutes on 10/5/08)