An Electric Vehicle Conversion of a 1993 Honda Civic del Sol and a 1988 Honda Civic Wagon.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Steve Titus lent me a couple batteries for testing. Here he is standing next to his Solar Bug. It is a 72v EV with a solar panel on the top. With 3-4 amps from the PV panel he should be able to get 10-15 miles per day from the sun!
This is a conversion project of a 1993 Honda del Sol to a 144V electric vehicle. This EV is expected to have a maximum speed of 85 MPH and a sustainable speed of 55-65 MPH. Its range should be 60 miles. The onboard chargers can be plugged in to any 110 outlet and charge up the batteries overnight. Currently the total budget including the donor vehicle is $13,500.
'88 Honda Civic Wagon
My first conversion was an '88 Honda civic wagon converted to a 72v system, with a max speed of 45 mph, a range of 18 miles for about $4000