1998 Escort ZX2:
-Impulse 9 DC motor
-Custom 43ah 135 volt lipo pack (can switch 15v 40ah lithium accessory battery into loop for more power/speed)
-1000amp openrevolt diy beta controller
-2 High efficiency 74 volt chargers
-Weight 2300 lbs (200 less than ice)
-27 mile range @ 80% DOD mixed driving.
-Power = 175hp, 190lb-ft
-Fast (much faster than original which was 0-60 in 7.5 seconds)
-Started with lead acid batteries, forklift motor and controller at 96 volts (600wh/mile measured at wall with kilawatt meter or 56mpge)
-Blew up forklift controller and added curtis 1231c
-Replaced 800 pounds of lead with small 135v lipo pack that weighs 100 pounds and can supply 1500 amps (efficiency jumped to 300 wh/mile or 111 mpge over 500 miles mixed driving)
-Fried forklift motor running too many volts. Installed openrevolt beta controller and Impulse 9 motor. Added front grill block (efficiency currently 226 wh/mile at wall or 148 mpge over 300 plus miles of mixed city/highway (highway speed = 65 mph) not hypermileing.
-Have seen 195 wh/mile when hypermileing or 171 mpge.
-wh/mile out of the batteries is generally in the 160-200 range depending on environment
Mirror delete (cameras)
Lower ground clearance