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2010 Ford Escape EV

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Overview

Owner
Reider McFeely
Vehicle
2010 Ford Escape
Build Status
Work in progress
System Voltage
120 V
Range
100-150 miles
Top Speed
100-150 mph
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About the build

I wanted an electric SUV and wasn't impressed with any of the OEM options. I went with a Hyper9 because I needed to use Tesla modules to get the range I was looking for, and the voltages of the modules dictated that the Hyper9 was my best option. The goal of this project is to build a daily-drivable, reliable EV that has at least 150 miles of range. I've been keeping track of my progess on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ9hpFxka5utGt08fklUPRQ

Motor

Motor
Netgain Hyper 9 Motor X1
Controller
SME AC-X1 Controller
Notes

The Hyper 9 motor has a standard bolt pattern that means it can be used with the CanEV adapter plate so mounting is easy. If I had more fabrication resources, I'd probably consider using a Nissan Leaf motor.

Electrical

Batteries
Tesla 5.3 kwh
Battery Management System
SimpBMS
Charger
ElCon 6.6 kw charger
System Voltage
120 V
Range
100-150 miles
DC/DC
ElCon 1kw DC/DC
Battery Capacity
Notes

I used the SimpBMS for the Tesla modules (https://www.ebay.com/itm/363521708233).

Mechanical

Drivetrain
FWD
Power to wheels
CanEV Adapter plate mated to the original 5-speed transmission. I have a brand new OEM clutch and flywheel as well.
Curb Weight
3600 lbs.
Notes

Mounting the motor to the transmission took a while because of how precise the coupler fit on the transmission shaft. They had to be perfectly aligned for the motor and transmission to slide together. Making battery boxes has taken a lot longer than I've expected. This is by far the most tedious part of the project.