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Cost Item
7,000 96 Volt AC75 motor + controller kit
4,000 Lithium batteries > 30 3.2 volt 300 Ah
3,000 Battery Management
850 adapter plate



Probably use two AC 50 motors in series with separate packs

Midvale Utah distributor $7454

Cost Item
4300 AC 50 motor, controller, & harness from
6300 96 volt, 100 Ah lithium battery pack

Motor- transmission adapters


Battery Management system (BMS)

Orion and Elithion are two polular controller manufacturers

ac75 ac150

Liquid cooled lcm150

Forum for AC75


EV discussion list

Builds by others

Kris motors

Eric Tischer's AC conversion

CRx (1989-1991) Honda CRX/del sol


GEO tracker

   * Ground clearance: 7.9 in.
   * Curb weight: 2238 lbs.
   * Wheel base: 86.6 in.

Toyota MR2 (1985-1989)

Electric Power plants

Below are the motors and generators you want for the EV

Electric conversion kit


REVConversions is the only conversion company that has been able to successfully convert 4-wheel drive all-electric Jeep Wranglers that function and shift properly in every gear in both high & low range driving modes.

The first Wrangler conversion that was made for the Jeep Tour Industry retains the automatic transmission. The 160-volt drive system (twenty 8-volt batteries) drives a Warp-11 DC motor with our own proprietary forced-air cooling system.

The first Wrangler conversion kits are available for immediate delivery.

For Pricing and to Order: Contact Us

Verde Sustainable Energy, Inc. Ian Wickson (President) Bruce Berkson (General Manager) Phil Brown (Production Manager) 250 Cherry St., Suite B Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Office: (928) 282-0101

   Cell: (928) 254-0196
    Fax: (928) 649-0102

Email Us:


Motors & Controllers

Spec siemens-1pv5135-ws18 [[1]] mes-200-330 AC-50 [2][3] Baldor TE MR-50 2.5 L 4 cyl AMC 150 mopar
Inverter DC voltage (Volts) 520-900 185-400 130 max 72-96
Rated RPM 3500 2850 3500
Max RPM 10,000 9,000 6500 5000
Rated Continuous Power (kW) 61 40 (400 V 100 A or 200 V 200 A) 20 (130 VDC 650 A; 15 Hp)
Peak Power (kW) 150 87@5000 RPM 49 (67 Hp) @ 3000 rpm (50 hp) 60 kW (80 bhp x 0.75) @ 3000 rpm
Rated Torque (Nm)@phase current (A) 160@145 130 (150 ft lbs) (150 ft lbs)
Peak Torque (Nm)@phase current (A) 370 @ 300 300 110 ft-lb 183@ 3500 RPM
Max Current (A) 400 peak / 282 RMS 362
Weight (kg) 90 80 115 lbs 490 lb
Diameter (cm) 24.5 23.5
Length (cm) 42.5 47.5
Cost (USD) 9161 7138 4620 (4390) 4700 + 7700
AC power inverter ? MES TIM-600 ($5995) Curtis Regen model 1238-7601 Curtes Regen 1238R-7601
HP/Torque curve SimensAC TP.gif Mes 200-250 TP.jpg AC50 MotorSpecs.png Torque curve 89 2.5LAMC150.png

The AC motors have controllers which convert a DC source to an AC voltage with variable frequency to drive the motor speed. Motors work best at higher DC voltages.

EV AC motor Performance Comparison.png

File:EV AC motor Performance Comparison.xmgrace.txt

Open source AC motor controller blog

Luminati configuration

The engine compartment includes: +99 Thundersky 4.25 volt lithium iron phosphate batteries (TS 100AH) = approx. 32 Kwh +200 horsepower MES DEA electric motor: MES 200-330 induction (compare to Chevy Volt’s 149 HP motor) + Manzanita Micro PFC-40 (220v, 40 amp off board charger will charge the car overnight) charger + MES-DEA – TIM600 (100kW) inverter

DC power supply

440 AC input with 60 kW output (0-600 Volt , 0-100 A)

A 1500 lb box with dimensions 44 x 27 x 33 " ( 4 ' x 2' x 3')

Metric Mind motors

90 HP Siemens AC motor for Ford Ranger

Electric Motor Sport

Kosov AC motors

AC propulsion

Warp -11

The 160-volt drive system (twenty 8-volt batteries) drives a Warp-11 DC motor.

20 batteries => Try the US battery 8VGC-XC (Length : 10-1/4” (260mm) Width : 7-1/8” (181mm) Height : 11-1/4” (286mm) )$150 each => $3000; change after 650 cycles; assuming about 80 miles/charge => 650 * 80 < 52,000 miles => 17 miles/$

If 30 mpg * 1g/$4 = 7.5 miles/$

Cost of electricity to charge batteries at $0.1 per kWh (in idaho its 7 cents)

kWh = 10^3 Watt * hrs = 3.6 \times 10^6 Joules = 3.6 \times 10^6 Coul * Volts

130 Amp*hrs = 469,000 Coul 160 Volt * 469,000 Coul = 7.5 \times 10^7 Coul * Volt = 1 cycle of charge

cost per charge = $0.1 * 3.6 \times 10^6 / 7.5 \times 10^7 = $0.005 ??? too cheap must be mistake somewhere


TransWarp-11 $3,105.00

(72 Volts*453 Amps= 33 kWatts =43.7 HP of power ; using 18, 8 Volt batteries => 227 Amps)

$2,175.00 controller

$145.00 gas pedal

$300.00 liquid coolant system


The advance DC-9 that was used in this application is about $1550. The only alternative to that motor is the Netgain WarP-9 which is $1675.00. The Curtice controller is about $1500. There are others but not really sure about prices and specs. There are very few that can handle the high voltage and current that an EV conversion has. There is one controller that is the Rolls Royce of controllers Called the Zilla2000 with Hairball interface. These monsters can handle far more current and voltage than the Curtice can, it can also be programed to function on a given curve and limit the maximum current that it will allow through it. This controller is around $6000 with the interface. There really isn't a cheap way to do it so the thing will be drivable and reliable.


Zilla motor controllers. He has an electric 914 that has 800ftlbs of torque at zero RPM




Nano phosphate ext


A123 system battery packs(currently not selling packs To consumers)

lithium iron phosphate

Recharging in minutes not hours?

Thunder sky (now called Winston Battery) 4.2 Volt


Typically it takes 15-20 lbs of lead to achieve 1 mile in range. A Rule of Thumb is that 1/3 of the EVs weight should be batteries; the other 2/3 represents dead weight (i.e. frame, suspension, body, motor, etc).

If you want to have 1/3 to 1/2 of the finished weight in fuel; then the initial curb weight of the vehicle should be less than 3000 lbs. The 1991 Jeep Wrangler Renegade (YJ) has a gross vehicle weight of 3090 lbs to 4700 lbs.

Try the US battery 8VGC-XC $155

Generator driven EV

See solution #2

EV racing

Portable generators

The generator should be rated to at least 40 kW

PTO units

Diesel engines for PTO


Diesel Generators

Perkins 4.236 Diesel Powered Generator $6750

Diesel Electric

Phone: [801] 972 1836

Address: 652 West 1700 S,Salt Lake City 84104 Utah

Model: ElectroPak: complete unit with radiator ...

Power Zone Equipment (Center, Colorado near Alamosa)

Industrial Generators from Trans Atlantic Diesels, Inc

Gasoline Generators


Maybe 2 17 kW generators




charging connector


rear bumper with hitch


Removing vaccum from transfer case

Wrangler Forum

From Wrangler Forum

1. jack up right frt. tire and place on jack stand (easier if not done on a day that snow is not packed on your

2. unplug vacuum lines from the shift motor actuator and cap off you will not need them any more .

3.remove the four bolts holding shift motor on and remove it (don't forget to have a pan or towel on the floor to catch the very amount of lube that will come out) look at the axle see how the collar slides over to connect the two axle's together? you might have to turn the right tire a little as you use your finger to slide it to left all the way as the splines line up now your frt. diff is locked into fwd. ( that's a good thing for a jeep) take apart the shift motor.take a marker and put a dot on one side of the fork and a dot on the matching side of the housing so you will remember what way the fork faces( trust me it saves remove the two e-clips holding the shift fork shaft in place and pull shaft out. discard everything but the shaft,fork and big e-clip put the shaft with the fork back in the housing (no e-clip yet) and move the fork all the way to the right that is where it is when the 4wd is locked in ( remember the collar you slide to the left to lock the axle's together?)

7. now get a spring or fuel line (like i did) and cut it to take up the space on the shaft so that the fork can not move to the right ( and yes the spring or hose needs to fit over the shaft and I am sorry i did not measure the length or i.d for ya but heck you need to do a little of the work yourself) tip: if you use a piece of hose it needs to be fuel and oil resistant ( mine has been set this way for two years)

8.after you get the spacer cut right put in the e-clip so the shaft won't come out.

9. reinstall on the diff. using a little gasket sealer or a new gasket and your almost done. top off the lube if you feel like the little bit that came out is a bad thing.

10. you are now done and have a much improved 4wd set up. you will not notice a drop in mpg, no change in handling ( transfer case disconnects the frt. drive). what you will feel is a good feeling knowing your frt. axle really is locked in when it's needed ( yep even when it is -7 degree's like it is here to day)


Logan Utah vendor

British Columbia company

EV power systems South Carolina