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
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!
Battery Powered Miata runs 9.61 @ 140mph
Pretty awesome seeing a battery powered car running 9's
This car has run a best of 9.1, I want to see it in the 8's!!!
Ok, bring on the Trolls/Haters... I'm sure this video will bring them out!
Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/HighTechCorvettefans
HPD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HoustonPerformanceDriving
My Electric Porsche 914
UPDATE: Wow. I made this for college applications 3 years ago and lost the
password to the account. I had no idea it had become this popular. I was
gonna delete it but perhaps I'll make a second one first.
ALSO IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED: Since I went off to college, the car has been
collecting dust. I'm the only one who ever drove it. So if someone is
looking for a project, get in touch. My father and I haven't had the heart
to get rid of something we put so much time into but it really could use
someone who is more attentive to it.
I'm Harrison and this is a video showing a test ride in my electric 914. I,
influenced by Tesla Motors, converted this with my father, a physicist. The
kit we bought was NOT very well designed. We made many improvements.
200 volt Li-ion battery pack, 48 cells - Thundersky Batteries
DMOC 445 Motor Controller - Azure Dynamics
3-Phase A.C. Motor - Azure Dynamics
Close to original curb weight
Sorry to say that we haven't quite tested its full capabilities.
So far I've driven it at 55mph, but it could go way above that -- 70 or
The range is hardest to test because you have to run the battery all the
way out which makes it hard to get back. 60 miles before recharge is what
we've done which is a week of driving.
I'll update when we do more range/speed tests.
If we could do it again we would make better purchasing decisions and
actually design it before the purchase.
www.electroauto.com sells kits and individual parts.
Feel free to ask questions!
GO GREEN Electric VW Bug Rebirthauto 96Volt Kit #001 in car
Vehicle1975 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-31B DC Series Wound DC
ControllerKelly KDH12600 Controller Assembly 120VDC 600A
Batteries8 gpl-3100t , 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
LifeLine Size 31T Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Sealed Battery #gpl-3100t
System Voltage96 Volts
Kelly Controller 110VAC by 96VDC AGM Battery Charger
Kelly Controller 96VDC to 12VDC Converter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
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
hybrid conversion kit at NetGain http://www.go-ev.com
http://www.netgaintechnologiesllc.com make your own hybrid vehicle
Fiat X 1/9 Electric Car Conversion
I used to have a Fiat X 1/9 with a chrome grille in high school, but this
one is electric. Literally. Ten 90 pound 12 volt batteries give this one
pep, for a little while.
EV Miata - It's Alive!
Inaugural run of electric Miata conversion. Much more info can be found on
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)
All Electric Mazda Miata Convertible
Listing Details About my All Electric Mazda Miata convertible and then
The Car was sold to a gentlemen in Central VA. I can't give you much
information about how its doing now.
Chevy S-10 Electric Vehicle
Robert Green of DIY Electric Car interviews Craig Dusing about his Chevy
S-10 EV Conversion.
144v Trojan Battery Pack
9" ADC Motor
Filmed on 9/19/2008.
For more info, visit: http://www.diyelectriccar.com
Electric Miata, first test
First test of the battery electric miata. NEW VIDEO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk-NG2CzkNQ Check http://acuteaero.com for
updates. 1 12v battery was used with jumper cables to power the motor. the
clutch is used for speed regulation. 1st and reverse gear are used. The
finished car will have 13 batteries, instead of one and will be much faster.