[Oeva-list] conversion question?

Tony McCormick tony at notebene.net
Wed Jul 16 10:57:09 PDT 2008

You should reply to the list for this thread.  You replied just to me.   

AC systems from from Metric Mind are reasonably priced but need 240Volts 
or more work of batteries to get decent range an performance.  At about 
$249 per battery for 12V Optima's (for example) that's $5000,
The motor kits (very compete) are somewhere between $5-10K depending on 
the motor size.   You are going to be closer to 20K for what you want in 
AC.  50 miles is optimistic without NiMH or Lithium which are both a lot 
more expensive.  Is that your one way trip?  If this is a work/commute 
can you charge at work or nearby?


Jess & Dennis Kaprielian wrote:
> Hi thanks for the response,
> well i'm not totally sure what to base my budget on yet but I was 
> thinking anywhere from 7,000 to 12,000. I see after that doing some 
> searching online that the 70 mile trip range may be over doing it. But 
> 50 mile range at least will be necessary  and I do want freeway  
> speeds.  And to narrow down the vehicle type  I'm thinking a '91 
> Jetta. I was also thinking about using an AC motor.?
> Dennis
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 5:47 PM, Tony McCormick <tony at notebene.net 
> <mailto:tony at notebene.net>> wrote:
>     What is your budget?  For that kind of speed and range you will
>     need fairly expensive equipment.   The sweet spot is about 30
>     miles range with mixed driving and 55-60 mph.
>     --Tony
>     Jess & Dennis Kaprielian wrote:
>         Hello. First time I am writing here. I was wondering if
>         someone can tell me what a good combo of
>         motor/controller/batteries will be good for a mid size car
>         2door to small four door, to be able to do approximately 70mph
>         and have a 50 to 70 mile range on a charge. And if there is a
>         kit for the first time converter with the same range and speed.
>         Thank you for your help.
>         Dennis "new e.v.'er"
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