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:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Engineer Final Inspection - Passed

We are in the middle of tearing my daughter's bedroom apart for redecoration this weekend as she is away for another 3 weeks. So in the middle of taking delivery of new furniture, dashing out to hire a wallpaper steamer and packing all her stuff away in boxes (our loungeroom is FULL), I took time off to meet the engineer at our place on Saturday afternoon. He was happy with the car and went over the NCOP14 checkboxes with me. He checked out the stuff I had done since he first saw the car then we went for a brief drive. Satisfied, he took away the Electric Vogue manual (written on the preceeding two days), the NCOP14 document and some pictures that he took.

Before leaving though, he stuck a nice new sticker to the engine bay side of the firewall indicating the the Vogue now had Electric Drive (pictures to come).

He will mail (or has already mailed) out the complience document to me which I then take to VicRoads for the fuel type change on the registration. He was concerned that the Vogue has the Chassis number on an aluminiun plate pop-riveted to the front of the engine bay and wants me the take along supporting documentation.

Since the Vogue is already registered I can't see that being an issue but we'll see.

Note smaller aluminiun plate to the right of the bonnet latch.

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