[Oeva-list] conversion question?

Jess & Dennis Kaprielian dj.kaprielian at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 12:41:39 PDT 2008

It is round trip without the possibilty of charging at work. Ok so it
seems AC is to expensive. As far as a complete DC kit then it's probably
going to be on the upper end as far as cost for the speed and mileage needed
right? I thought AC was more effecient and could get more distance out of
it. but did not realize the voltage needed. So where should I go for a good
price on a kit and which brand of motor and controller do you suggest for my
Also I was thinking of using 8 or 6 volt batt's, good idea or not?

Thank you, Dennis

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Tony McCormick <tony at notebene.net> wrote:

> 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?
> --Tony
> 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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