Monday, June 25, 2012

Slow Progress on the Fiero EV

I have been working on getting some instrumentation hooked up, as currently there is no RPM, Voltage, Current, or battery capacity indications. Also, there is no fuse or disconnect in the EV, so I am working to get these components added.
My wife's ice broke down so I am going to have to spend some of the funds that I was saving for the LiPo4 upgrade to get her back on the road.

Just finishing up the restoration of a 1970'2 John Deere 110 garden tractor, so hopefully by the end of July, I will be able to focus a little more on the Fiero EV and post some pictures and video.
If there are any Fiero EV owners out there, or EV owners in the Columbus, Ohio region, I would love to hear from you. If you have experience with any of the issues listed above, I am also looking for advice, so don't be afraid to post.

 Below is the link to the original converter's blog on the building of this Fiero.

 Until next time, thanks for checking out my Fiero EV blog.



Saturday, June 16, 2012


Well, I finally got 220 hooked up to my garage, so I can finally charge up the batteries. Tomorrow I am going to the title office to transfer the title and get a 30 day tag.  Hopefully will be able to take the Fiero out for a drive. There are no gauges so it is going to probably be an adventure until I figure out how far the car will go with 2 year old lead acid batteries.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fiero EV

Over the last year, I have been watching EBAY and Craigs List looking for a completed EV to jump into the EV hobby. Finally a Fiero EV was listed on Craigs List in my area, so I scheduled an appointment to look at the car. It was a 120 volt led acid conversions that was completely done and drove great. After a bit of negotiations, I we were able to come to agreement and the Seller even tailored the car to my house. (I live just a little outside the current range of the EV) In appreciation of all the hard work, technical support, and great deal that the seller has given me, I am going to nick name the EV "LARRY."

This blog will be to chronicle the upgrade of a 1985 Fiero EV to J1772 charge connector and the additon of lithium batteries. The goal is to be able to drive this car to work everyday, 22 miles each way.