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
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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!!!
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Project ForkenSwift is an electric car conversion made using parts from a
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New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
The new efficient battery packs from Lithium House for electric vehicles.
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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.
Electric Car Conversion Motor Installation
Interested in building your own electric car or how about converting your
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