08
Jun

Layout Update

Written by admin. Posted in Layout

Here is the exact position of three components, the A/C (air conditioning) pump, EV fluid heater at right rear, and the vacuum pump at left rear. I had the motor model in place to get them positioned with proper margins, just before pulling the transmission.


22
May

Layout planning

Written by admin. Posted in Layout

The plan is to replace the internal combustion engine with a power/motor/inverter package with the following properties:

Enough energy storage to travel 50-60 miles at highway speeds

Using an estimate of 13kW to maintain 60MPH speeds on level surface, a 15kWhr pack size is the ideal point that fits, matches the weight and allows 60 mile range.

This implies a 70-80% discharge level for a 40 mile round trip that extends the cycle life of the cells significantly relative to the 100% depth of discharge cycle life of over 1000 cycles. This would achieve 20 years of life based on 300 40-mile trips per year.

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