My VF500 Electric Conversion Project

Discussion in 'Street and Performance Bikes' started by antrey, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. antrey

    antrey Well-Known Member

    I've started a project to convert a 1986 Honda VF500 to a battery electric vehicle. I'm documenting the project on blogger: http://voltagefueled.blogspot.com My performance targets are:
    • >60mph top speed
    • >= 40mile range
    The current components I'm considering using include:
    • 72V, 60Ah, 22battery Thundersky LiFePO4 pack
    • E-tek R 19pk horsepower motor
    • Alltrax AXE 7234 motor controller
    • Zivan NG-1 Charger
    • Battery Management System, still looking at various options
    I've also purchased two 30 watt solar panels to deploy when parked to add a bit of range. Figuring out the charge controller scheme to charge this pack with the solar panels isn't very straightforward though.

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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Antrey:

    ___I am cheering for you and your BEM project!!! You have the right batteries for sure ;)

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     

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