ELECTRIC MG roadster

CONVERTING MGF TO 100% ELECTRIC SPORTSCAR
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BACKGROUND & SPECS

this is an ongoing project, below are the main EV components

I have owned my 1998 MGF since new. It's a great little sportscar and I have enjoyed driving it over the years. Unfortunately, I have also spent $$ on engine repairs, so when it gave up for the last time, I was keen to convert my little MG to 100% electric, luckily I found a local group of EV enthusiasts in Geelong Australia (RENEW EV Geelong, formally ATA Geelong) who are helping with advice and helping hand.

As I will never be able to afford a TESLA Roaster 2.0, this will be my budget MG-EV Roadster! Sure it won't be crazy fast or have a range of 1000km, but it will still be FUN for a fraction of the cost and I plan to charge it on home solar. Once complete I believe this will be the first Australian 100% electric MG-F. Please follow my progress on Instagram @biscuit.interactive or bookmark this webpage and check back in the near future.

BATTERY

20KWh Nissan Leaf Battery Pack.
Using 42 of the 48 modules.

MOTOR

Siemens Azure AC Induction 3 Phase Motor. Capable of 150kw, 300Nm Torque.

CONTROLLER

Azure Dynamics DMOC 645 water cooled Inverter with GEVCU from EVTV.

PROGRESS

IT'S ONGOING... LATEST PHOTOS FIRST
BMS boards for Zeva Nissan Leaf Battery Pack

front battery

Front battery pack installed with custom PCB BMS boards and my 3D printed Busbar Covers in place.

Busbar covers

HV cables

Routed HV cables under car to front battery pack, starting to look more like a real EV now :)

BMS boards for Zeva Nissan Leaf Battery Pack

bms boards

I'll be using Zeva BMS, Inspired by Jacob Graham's PCB boards he created for his electric DeLorean, I created my own to help make the wiring to Nissan Leaf Battery cleaner & easier.

Busbar covers

busbar covers

3D custom printed busbar covers for Nissan Leaf modules. In this photo they are getting a fresh electric orange paint coat.

Electric MG Subframe with AC Motor

AC MOTOR + inverter

AC Motor + inverter hooked up for first time, motor mounted to rear sub-frame, next stage water cooling for motor.

MGF rear subframe removal

prototype mount

My wooden prototype motor mount, holding Siemens AC motor sung in place. Final mount will be laser cut & welded.

Electric MG Subframe with AC Motor

MOTOR MOUNTING

AC Motor sitting in position on subframe, awaiting engineer to recommend and sign-off motor mounts. I also have to mount inverter to subframe before rolling it back in.

MGF rear subframe removal

REAR SUBFRAME

Weekend project, remove subframe from car, thanks to EV boys from RENEW Geelong, we removed it successfully.

Nissan Leaf Batteries for EV conversion

BATTERY PLACEMENT

Nissan Leaf module battery placement, in this case where original fuel tank was located behind front seats.

Siemens AC motor MG conversion

ADAPTOR PLATE

AC motor married to original gearbox bell-housing, it took awhile but I'm super happy with adaptor plate engineering.

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