BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by mfox » Mar 24 2020 8:46pm

Hello , long time I didn't update this thread
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Post by mfox » Mar 24 2020 8:52pm

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Because of this stupit panic because of corona I bought some reserve so I can work with no problem . Now I can't go out of my yard.

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Post by mfox » Mar 31 2020 7:51am

I opened chanel on youtube.
I made first introduction video .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIIWEH9c-us

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Post by mfox » Apr 12 2020 4:32am

happy Easter to all who celebrate,

I have new video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vD5hJuDG4


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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by mfox » Jul 12 2020 5:23am

The car is now finished and ready for technical inspection.

Here is first test drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2A9H75S6DY

I have little problem with RPM , when I press throttle pedal , more then 10 kw of power RPM goes dow. Zilla has his own RPM sensor wich I mounted on front motor axes.

I have shilded cable , connect to GND , wire is far away from motor , but signal is still missing at higher current. Controller is sending 12V 2 pulses per revolution to Arduino (devided with optocupler) wich is converting to 58/60 teeth to ECU cranckshaft signal input. Everything else is wrking fine .





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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by DanGT86 » Jul 12 2020 8:40am

Nice work. What batteries are you using? Did you do electric power steering?

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Post by jonescg » Jul 12 2020 7:40pm

Very tidy job! Well done. :thumb:
What sort of range can you expect? I'm guessing around 150 km?

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Post by mfox » Jul 13 2020 10:34am

Tnx. With 47 kwh , im expecting at least 200 km

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Post by mfox » Jul 24 2020 5:03pm

Car is officially approved by the croatian association for technical inspection and got custom licence plate



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Post by pwd » Nov 05 2020 9:38am

Fantastic conversion. Everything looks clean and well done. I love that you kept the car looking original. I hope you get many happy kilometers of your your build, enjoy!
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Post by mfox » Nov 05 2020 6:15pm

Tnx :)

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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by DanGT86 » Nov 07 2020 8:46am

What was the reaction of the workers at the croatian association for technical inspection when you brought it there?

That would have made a good video.

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Post by nicobie » Nov 07 2020 4:36pm

Nice project. You do good work! Like your shop, love your driveway.

Thanks for posting.
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Post by nicobie » Nov 07 2020 4:43pm

Oops! duplicate post
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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by mfox » Nov 08 2020 6:28am

DanGT86 wrote:
Nov 07 2020 8:46am
What was the reaction of the workers at the croatian association for technical inspection when you brought it there?

That would have made a good video.
They weren't extra surprised or curious like other normal people , that's my impression. They were more "officionaly".
When I sent them papers to see if is everything allright . They didn't even looked it because of so much demand ... :roll:
I called next day to ask if they looked.. When I mention that I have Tesla batteries, then they were curios and checked quickly..

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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by mfox » Nov 08 2020 6:29am

nicobie wrote:
Nov 07 2020 4:36pm
Nice project. You do good work! Like your shop, love your driveway.

Thanks for posting.
Tnx

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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by jonescg » Nov 08 2020 6:42am

I understand it is quite difficult to get converted EVs through licensing inspections in Europe? I wonder why the conversion scene is so much smaller than in the USA or Australia and New Zealand.

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Post by eee291 » Nov 08 2020 7:50am

In Austria there is one TÜV inspection site per state, I happen to live like 10 minutes away from one and asked once about converting a car.
They just looked at me funny and said they have no clue and it's probably too much of a hassle for all of us.
It seems to me like they are really old fashioned, same in the German forums they always tell you just to buy an EV.

Though I have met some people who convert cars in Vienna and higher up in the states, a guy told me he can get it road legal for me for 600€ :? :roll:
600€ is a bit much especially for cheap motorcycles and ATVs that I wanted to convert at the time.

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Re: BMW E "i5" conversion by Matija

Post by Pentti M Reku » Nov 08 2020 7:56am

600€ is a cheap solution If you can avoid EMC testing. Congrats for the cool conversion!

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