VIDEO: AMP leaves drawing board, hits highway - AutoblogGreenIf the car is true to the original design specifications, it is powered by lithium phosphate batteries sending current to twin brushless DC motors, one for each back wheel. They hope to hit 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds, have a range of 150 miles and a top speed of 90 mph.
I wonder if they are converting the trunk for battery storage use?
It appears that the space where the gas motor used to be is the battery storage space. Each back wheel is driven by their own DC motor. No drive shaft, no differential, no fuel tank in the trunk.I wonder if they are converting the trunk for battery storage use?
If not maybe they can come up with a new design to support the glass window and open up some more trunk space.
But at a 150 mile range how much luggage would you need anyway? :lol:
Well maybe it won't take up quite as much space as the gas tank but it looks like they're putting the charger and converter back there, no info on actual size of components?It appears that the space where the gas motor used to be is the battery storage space. Each back wheel is driven by their own DC motor. No drive shaft, no differential, no fuel tank in the trunk.
I don't doubt the bulk of your story. and it's pretty cool. However, to get to the voltage levels that are seen there needs to be 90-108 batteries in the pack. I'll get the charger model number tonight. Elcon chargers have a wide range in cost. A current 1.5KW Elcon is listed on EVWests site for $569.I knew the guy in Cincinnati who bought those cars. They each had 50 small batteries and they were mounted in the engine bay it had 2 125 hp motors for power. He said the charger for that system was $500 Car would do a burn out like crazy but 150 miles was the limit. They actually took one car to Europe to run in a race with other battery powered cars and came in second.
I am mainly looking for the HVAC wiring. If I can't find where the AC enable wire was originally going to I was hoping to tie it in there.Nice status report. You are at least making progress.
I am not aware of any wiring documentation outside of the service manual. What do you need?