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/
Monday, April 29, 2013
Vogue on Display Yesterday
We did an FAQ and a basic diagram to stick in the windows but there were still a ton of questions.
Some people were amazed that production Battery Electric vehicles were available to buy. Others were "stoked" that this could be done to an old car. It was a very positive experience for me.
Thanks to Matt Lambert for the picture - this was a quiet time. Often there was a crowd where I had to shuffle in and show them the spare cell and explain some of the stuff the FAQ didn't cover. (I'm the one with the terrible posture.) One bikie looking guy had a quick look at the engine bay then looked quickly around and sighted me. "You must be the guy that built this" he says. "Why did you pick me" I asked with a smile. "You just look like the guy" he said. Hmmm.