Adventure EV

Weight Loss!!!

by on Nov.16, 2009, under Design, EV Land Rover, ICE

Spent the last few days removing the last few bits of ICE related equipment from the Rover.  It’s almost all gone!  Let’s see how the weight loss tallies up…

Engine Radiator and Cooling Fan – 25 lbs

Side Fuel Tank (1/3 full) – 70 lbs

Rear Fuel Tank (2/3 full) – 105 lbs

Exhaust system – 20 lbs

Engine w/ancillaries but without clutch and flywheel/flywheel housing – 470 lbs

Total ICE weight loss = 690 lbs
Just short of my 700 lb goal.  But there’s some still left to go…  Fuel pump, fuel tubing, dual fuel tank solenoid switch, heater hoses to the rear…  And I never counted the weight of the anti-freeze and oil that came out of the ICE and cooling system.

If you recall, I was at 3116 pounds (or thereabouts)… with a little cheating, I think I’ve got the Rover down to 2400lbs pre-conversion weight.  Fantastic!  My Mini still only weighs, 1550 pounds with its ICE, though…

Before I mount the motor, I’ll try and four corner weigh the Rover again… if I have the patience…

Here’s a neat comparison:

EV vs ICE Comparison

192v 11" Kostov DC Traction Motor Land Rover 2.25L Petrol ICE
185 lbs 450lbs
165+ peak HP 72 peak HP
200+ lb/ft Torque 124 lb/ft Torque
11" x 11" x 17" (w/h/d) 25" x 18" x 26" (w/h/d)

The EV motor is significantly smaller, lighter, simpler, more powerful, and virtually maintenance free compared to the ICE.




1 Comment for this entry

  • mikefish

    I wish I could lose weight that easy! lol
    Looks like its almost time to start putting in the electronics! Cant wait to see the batteries! That would be my happiest day on earth to get a big pallet of LiFePo4!!! Looking good man, keep it up!

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