Engine

Powered by a 1000A Controller and 156V DC Motor More »

Battery Bank

Composed of 45 LiFePO4 batteries which are lightweight and environmentally friendly More »

Control System

All major systems are monitored/controlled by a custom written Android application on a Nexus 7 tablet. More »

Charger and Battery Management

Top of the line Orion and Eltek components are integrated with the internal computer network via their native CANBUS interface More »

Motor

Features a Netgain 156V Warp DC Motor connected via a custom made transmission adapter More »

Autonomous Driving

In the next phase of the project, the internal carputer will be capable of managing the vehicle without driver intervention More »

 

Test Drive

On May 27th, 2013, the first test drive was taken and filmed from the outside and inside of the vehicle.

Electric Conversion Photo Gallery

The installation of the core electrical components and wiring began in December of 2012 starting with the motor and followed by the controller, BMS, charger and DCDC convertor in the Spring of

Body Restoration Photo Gallery

The Samurai was towed away in May of 2012 to be restored to it’s original body condition.  The main problem areas were rust spots, a warped front end and a passenger seat

Teardown Photo Gallery

The teardown of the vehicle officially began on July 17th, 2004.  All fluids, including the gasoline, were drained from the vehicle and the internal combustion parts were slowly removed and sold online.