Update 4/30/2012

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 the AGM batteries and the remaining 3,400 is on the new LiFePo4 setup.

I’m getting some more suspension work done, hopefully later this week. The front springs are actually mismatched! The passenger side is a lowering spring and the driver side is an OEM style spring. Also, the driver side front wheel bearing is on its way out, so that is getting replaced.

I’m really starting to want a cleaner interior, especially the headliner. I’m going to start shopping for an upholstery shop to do that.

I also need to do a range test and bottom balance. Not for any technical reason; I just want to see how the batteries are holding up . My expectation is that they would all have similar amp-hour capacities remaining after driving the car as far as I dare. Maybe having a tow truck standing by would be a good idea. Doing laps around my neighborhood would get boring fast.

Also, I still haven’t established my range. I think just over 60 miles is still the farthest I’ve driven.

I’m still keeping this page up to date, especially the mileage count (odometer reading): EV Album

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