Initial EV performance calulations

posted Mar 14, 2011, 5:02 PM by Malcolm Faed   [ updated Mar 14, 2011, 5:29 PM ]

Based on Woody's famous AC spreadsheet, the performance should be:

Motor 4 pole, 33kW, 216Nm, Water Cooled. (1000v, 27A before rewind) 
Motor rewind  Voltage = 245 v
pack voltage =  400v
Headway 40160S, 16Ah, 10C discharge. 125Series, 4 Parallel
0-100km/hr = 8.75s
400m = 16.44

Not bad, but would like better.

Just a bit better than an E30 318iS (M42 dual cam motor)

E30 First Post

posted Mar 14, 2011, 2:56 AM by Malcolm Faed   [ updated Mar 14, 2011, 3:27 AM ]

Well I finally bought an E30  BMW 318i Coupe, with a manual gearbox.

Great fun to drive. It is a bit bogan, so like the ute, I will remove the tinting and put a chrome grill insert back into it.

For now it is a spare car as our other car (Suzuki XL7) needs to go in for quite a few repairs.

Maybe it will become my next electric vehicle conversion if I can find a particular water cooled 33kW induction motor. If it does become an EV, then it will most certainly need to have some respectable times at the drags!

Here are some pictures to get started.

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