Have you ever wanted to own an electric car? or have you ever wanted to drive a Porsche 911? I wanted both, so I decided to build one. This blog is here to document my journey as I convert a 2002 Porsche 911/996 Carrera 2 from a gas guzzler to a completely electric vehicle - not a hybrid!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Former Gas Tank cavity converted to battery storage

I recently built brackets to hold batteries in the former Gas Tank cavity.  With the batteries temporarily mounted, I also cut and crimped all the 2/0 AWG wire for all the front packs.  In total, the gas tank cavity holds 6 packs = 24 cells.  
Picture above is the 16 cell main gas tank cavity pack resting in its aluminum frame.

 Picture above is 8 cells grouped in 2 packs of 4 cells.  One mounted vertically above the steering linkages, one horizontal directly above the future location of the 16 cell pack.

This photo is the same cavity, just panning the camera to the left to show the 2/0 AWG orange wires, hydraulic steering pump, hydraulic lines (clear tube with green fluid), and steering column stuff in the background.  Once the 16 cell pack gets inserted, these views will be hidden.

1 comment:

  1. Nice clean looking layout. The batteries were made for that opening. Any chance you could post a picture of the cable crimping process?