1996 Miata converted into an electric car. Owner provides a brief overview of the project.
10 (12V) batteries
Total of 120V
105 Horse Power
Approximately $7,000.00 in supplies, most bought at Skycraft located in Winter Park, Florida.
Ten weekends to complete the conversion.
Electric Miata specifications
Updated: July 31, 2008
You Tube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkzAWzx_lDY
Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/78779152@N00/
Specifications Album -- http://evalbum.com/1389
Starting Kit - http://www.electroauto.com/
Best source for electronics - http://www.skycraftsurplus.com/
Vehicle 1996 Mazda Miata
Motor Warfield Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain 5 speed manual
Controller Curtis 1221
Batteries 10 Universal Batteries 12550, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage 120 Volts
Charger Zivan NG3
Top Speed 70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range 26 Miles (41 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity 2 adults
Conversion Time 10 weeks
Conversion Cost $ 7,500
Expert Advice - http://www.evdl.org/archive/index.html
2016 Mazda MX-5 Club Edition - TEST DRIVE
2016 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA CLUB MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO
- Performance-focused MX-5 Club has trim level-exclusive Bilstein
suspension, limited-slip differential -
NEW YORK (April 1, 2015) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today
introduced the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club at the New York International
Auto Show, marking the world debut of the North American-focused Club
Lighter, smaller, quicker and more nimble than its predecessor, MX-5 has
adopted Mazda's full suite of SKYACTIV Technology and KODO-Soul of Motion
design. In the process, MX-5 has shed approximately 150 pounds from its
predecessor, with a curb weight of 2,332 lbs. when equipped with
SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission (2,381 lbs. with the six-speed
The MX-5 Club heightens performance with trim-level exclusive:
- 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels wrapped in 205/45R17 tires
- Limited-slip differential when equipped with SKYACTIV-MT
- Bilstein shocks when equipped with SKYACTIV-MT
- Shock tower brace when equipped with SKYACTIV-MT
- Front air dam and rear lip spoilers
Standard equipment on MX-5 Club models includes MAZDA CONNECTTM
infotainment system with a seven-inch color touchscreen display and
multi-function commander control, HD and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, two USB
ports, piano black side mirrors and seatback bars and a nine-speaker Bose
audio system with headrest speakers.
Also available for the MX-5 Club is a package that equips the roadster with
forged lightweight BBS 17-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes and functional
aerodynamic side sill extensions and rear bumper skirt that were previewed
at the Chicago Auto Show and on the MX-5 Global Cup race car.
"MX-5 is the heart and soul of Mazda, serving as a beacon for the rest of
our lineup with its fun-to-drive dynamics, design and technologies," said
Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. "Jinba Ittai-oneness between
driver and machine-defines the MX-5. It's a philosophy that has led every
decision we've made toward bringing the MX-5 back to the basics that made
drivers fall in love with it 26 years ago when the first generation
All MX-5s bound for North America will come with compact LED headlights,
Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine. The
MX-5 will be equipped with either a standard six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual
or available six-speed automatic. Further packaging details will be made
available closer to the MX-5's summer on-sale date.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers.
Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.
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please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.
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Electric EV Miata MX5 - First FULL POWER Test and Drive
First ever test of the battery electric MX-5 Miata running at full
144VDC/800A. http://acuteaero.com for details, up to date project progress.
This machine is FUN, crazy torque!
FAQ-Top speed: 70 tested (it'll go higher) Range: 11 mi tested (it'll do
more) 0-60: not yet tested. Burnouts: yes. Powerslides: absolutely. Still
not totally finished project- STAY TUNED!
Renault Twizy, a funny, but useful electric car.
A quick introduction to the Twizy, a electric car by Renault. It looks
funny, but it is a nice design in easiness in use and driving.
Top speed 85 km/h
Range 80 km (if riding properly)
VERY tight turns (me happy)
VERY small to park (me happy)
DIY Electric Car: 04B DC Motor Basics, Part 2
Showing how to build an electric car, we continue looking at how a DC motor
This is an excerpt from BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, an instructional DVD
available from 300MPG.org:
Please visit my blog to learn about other projects, including the electric
motorcycle and DIY Hybrid Pickup Truck.
Fox News - Make a hybrid vehicle - NetGain EAS/EMIS
Convert conventional gas powered vehicles to gas/electric Plug-in Hybrid
vehicles - PHEV (PHEVs. 20-30% fuel savings. Easily installed! EMIS EAS
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Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of
Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric
Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they
blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition.
The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up
blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had
some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up.
In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs).
It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain
some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
Mazda Miata Electric Conversion - Walkaround, Review, & Ride-Along
While I was in Iowa for a Tesla Model S test drive event, A Mazda Miata had
shown up as well. (A few other Non-Tesla EV's & Plug-In's attended the
event as well)
I noticed that the Miata was... Plugged in? I went and got a closer look,
It was a Mazda Miata that was converted to all-electric! So I started
The Electric Miata was fitted with 80 Lithium-Iron Phosphate batteries and
a DC electric motor synced to the OEM 6-speed manual transmission.
Throughout the video, there is a number of different things said about the
vehicle. So, check it out to find out even more about the electric Miata!
Thanks to Ray, The owner of this vehicle for giving me a test ride!
Your support means a lot to me!
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welcome to not like my videos or even like me... If that is the case, I am
sorry I disappointed you, but move along. I do not have time or care about
your negative comment(s).
Mazda Super20: The Purest Miata? Ignition Ep. 74
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago drives the Mazda Super20, a former
SEMA show car built to celebrate 20 years of the Miata and to highlight the
car's ties to motorsports. Packing R-compound rubber and a Supercharger, this Miata is certainly capable. A
trip to the test track and a mountain road will show us just how capable.
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Is the Mazda MX-5 Any Good? - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it
dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his
point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA
Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric
power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all
electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)