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Thanks for all the inquiries. The Jetta has been sold!
I’m selling my 1995 Jetta GLX EV Conversion. I’m asking $3000. The car runs, all EV components are functioning. The farthest I ever drove the Jetta on a charge was 70 miles. I typically drive 25 miles on a charge. … Continue reading
I finally got around to doing another bottom balance. The goal was to confirm my instrumentation readings and to verify that the batteries had stayed balanced over the course of 11 months and almost 11,000 miles of driving. First, I … Continue reading
I don’t know why I put off weighing my car for so long. I went to Ace Relocation on Eastgate Dr. The Jetta weighed in at 3260 lbs. The factory weight is listed at about 2900 lbs. So, 360lbs increase … Continue reading
I don’t have a lot of news to report (which is good). My conversion first hit the road a little over a year ago. Since then, I’ve put just over 6,000 miles on it. About 2,600 of that was on … Continue reading
Everything had been working pretty well. I was driving my car 4 days a week and charging at work. I had put 2600 miles on the Jetta this way. Of course, charging at work was not ideal. A couple people … Continue reading
I’ve been playing around with ways to look at all the data I’m getting from the different systems on the Jetta. Here’s one I like. The radius of the circles is amps and the color represents speed. Bigger circles = more amps. … Continue reading
I got my new brushes from Helwig Carbon today. These are replacements for the originals in my 9″ ADC FB1-4001 motor. Since I ran my motor with the brushes retarded for so long, I decided to replace them. The guys … Continue reading
My battery pack is made up of Fullriver DC100-12 and HC100-12 batteries. The HC series is really not the best for this application, but I got a good deal. Having a mix of batteries means monitoring them is really important. … Continue reading
This chart shows motor current and GPS data. Green is less current and red is more. The trip starts at Rosecrans and goes to Balboa. This was created by plotting my log data with gnuplot.