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, March 24, 2013


I woke today to fresh snow!  How annoying as I really wanted to get out and drive.

The sun did come out and melt away the snow from the roads, so late afternoon, I took the car for a spin.  I drove 8.5 miles around 50MPH speeds.  I came home and charged up and put in 15AH of juice to fill it up (4.8KWH).  So at this rate, I'm burning 564WH/Mile which is about 1.8M per KWH.

So assume I want to use 84AH out of the pack which leaves a 5.1KWH buffer, I project a usable range of 47 miles at this speed.  If I burn the pack down to zero, its about 56Mile range.

I'm not sure how this will affect usable range yet, but its important to note the temperature was around 32F.

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