What is EV3PO?
Vehicle type: Front engine, front wheel drive, with removable gull wing doors. It is an electric vehicle based on the designs of Rick Doran. It is a 3 wheeled vehicle (2 in front, 1 in rear).
Cost to build: $13,000
Time to build: 2 years
Seating capacity: 2
Accessories: AM/FM CD in-dash stereo, 2-60 air conditioner (2 doors off at 60 mph)
Motor: Series wound DC traction motor (Prestolite 7.2" diameter) 65 peak horsepower, 85 ft. lbs. of torque at stall, 1Hr. Rating 20 H.P. @ 4400 RPM / 185A, 85% efficient, 105 pounds.
Controller: Auburn Scientific Kodiak (Model C600, Serial #149) 144 Volts/600 Amps; air cooled
Batteries: Twelve Panasonic 12V sealed, deep cycle lead acid (EC-EV1260) wired in series for 144 Volts. Energy capacity = 6.57 kilowatt-hours. Pack weight = 512 pounds.
Drivetrain: 4 speed transmission
Suspension: Front.....unequal length control arms, coil over shocks (Honda Prelude), anti-roll bar
Rear......trailing arm with coil over shock (Subaru)
Dimensions: Wheel base.....90 in.
Track F/R.......52 in. / 0 in.
Chassis Construction: Fiberglass foam core composite body, integral roll cage, steel backbone frame
Interior: Seats/adjustments.....Bucket/fore and aft
Wheels and tires: steel rims, P175/70R13 low rolling resistance radial tires
(TOYO 800 Ultra, Treadwear 700, Traction A, Temperature B)
Frontal area: 17 sq. ft.
Chargers: Zivan K2 high frequency onboard charger, 220VAC input / 144VDC output (14 Amps)
Bycan opportunity charger 110VAC input / 144VDC output (6 amps)
Time it takes to charge from empty: 3 hours using both chargers
Curb Weight: 1850 lbs.
Weight distribution: F/R......74/26 %
Range: 35 miles
Energy Usage: 200 Watt-hours (DC) per mile
Miles per gallon equivalent: 69 mpg (based on my electricity rates and average gas prices in my area)