This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Friday, July 24, 2009
The Vogue is back home.
It arrived home on the 40th anniversary of humankind landing on the moon (20th July 1969).
No trim, no rubber, no glass, no interior, no lights.
Now to order all the rubbers.
After 7 weeks away and not being started, it burst to life on the first turn of the Engine. I'm going to miss that exhaust note...
The colour is hard to photograph. It changes depending on what angle you look at it. It's a light to medium metallic blue. I LOVE it!