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:

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Seatbelts

The seatbelts that came out of the Vogue were way past their use-by. The front ones were very faded and the rear were not much better - and they didn't match the front. From out of the blue I had an offer from one of the AEVA members that reads this blog (and incidently developed the speadsheet that the Vogue motor/controller specifications were designed from), for a set of seatbelts. It seemed he had been shipped the wrong ones from the USA and was instructed not to bother to return them. They have chrome buckles and are a great period match for the car.
Here is one with the front passenger seat. They are a perfect match for colour scheme in the Vogue.
Even Xena (the rag stealer) likes them. Thanks Anthony.

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