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:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Electric Vogue is Legal

I went to Vic Roads this morning (state road authority) and handed over the Change of Vehicle Details form and the Engineers form. The counter person asked me to bring it over to the inspection bay and after a few minutes appeared and just wanted to know where some indication might be on the car that it was a 1965 model. This despite the fact that the Vogue has been continuously registered in Victoria for the past 47 years. The sole comment on the car was "these are really quiet aren't they?". I assume she meant electric and not Humber Vogue's in general!

Anyway, she was happy and there was no charge. The Vogue is now legal to drive on the road.
Now let's see what Shannon's say (insurance)....

1 comment:

Lei said...

Congratulations, John! It is really a fantastic BIG achievement! Also thanks for your sharing.