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!
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!
Montaje del Motor Renesis - Mazda RX-8 - NO REBUILD
Proceso de remontaje del motor Renesis de un Mazda RX-8. NO ES UN REBUILD
de Motor puesto que no se han cambiado ninguna junta de estanqueidad,
sellos de aceite o sellos de motor. Se ha limpiado todas las piezas y se
han reutilizado, con el propósito de practicar el montaje del motor y
almacenarlo de una manera mas compacta para en un futuro rehacerlo con
piezas destinadas a su uso en competición.
REPITO: NO REBUILD, el motor no funcionará puesto que no tiene juntas de
estanqueidad, es un video de propósito meramente instructivo.
Manual de Taller:
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
DIY Electric Car: 04A DC Motor Basics, Part 1
Showing how to build your own electric car. In this segment, we take a look
at the basics of how DC motors work. This video is an excerpt from the
instructional DVD "BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR", available from
To see other videos from this project, please click the playlist at:
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Exterior and Interior Walkaround - 2015 Detroit Auto Show
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Mazda MX-5 First Drive Review | Drive.com.au
Mazda started from a blank piece of paper with the fourth generation MX-5
but has managed to capture the essence of the iconic road. Mazda started
from a blank piece of paper with the fourth generation MX-5 but has managed
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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)