Conversion costs as at November 2004
Item

Cost AUD

OverBudget Supplier Comment
Vehicle, '00 Toyota Echo 3 door hatchback, manual. 10,000.00   Private Sale CD, A/C and Mag wheels but no power steering.
Warp 8" Series Wound DC Motor (inc freight) 2,869.00 700.00 Imported by Cleveland Electronic Services Only $1,200.00 in the USA!
Batteries 90Ah Deep Cycle lead acid 1,690.00   Supplied by Apollo Batteries Unknown performance.
Woods Battery Charger (14410 Beta) 1,501.00   Supplied by Leaver Electrical  
Heavy Duty Suspension Coils (4) 500.00 300.00 Supplied by Mayne Spring Works Also available through Pedders for same price.
Contactor SW200 12V coil 213.00   Supplied by Cleveland Electronic Services  
Disconnect Switch ED252B 289.00   Supplied by Cleveland Electronic Services  
Pot Box 119.00   Supplied by Cleveland Electronic Services  
Fuse Holders 60.00   Supplied by Cleveland Electronic Services  
500A Fuse 91.00   Supplied by Cleveland Electronic Services  
Motor coupling 715.00 400.00 Custom built by BHSS Price would reduce dramatically for multiple orders.
Motor Adapter 800.00 600.00 Custom built by BHSS Price would reduce dramatically for multiple orders.
Drive Pulley Mount 75.00   Custom built by BHSS  
Curtis 1231C-8601 Controller 2,160.00   Supplied by Bylong Industries  
Battery Cable and Lugs 280.00   Supplied by Auto Electrical Parts Supplies, Brisbane.  (Hire hydraulic crimping tool from Ideal Electrical, Salisbury) Very good prices, e.g. 70mm cable =  $11.00/meter, lugs to suit = $0.90ea
Misc Metals 500.00 300.00 Steel supplies from Scott Metals

Aluminum supplies from Smart Aluminium.

Copper bus bar from George Weston & Sons, Brisbane.

Good supplier, pay by length required only.

Aluminum plate pay for cut size only.

Copper off-cuts very cheap.

Thomas Brake Vacuum Pump 500.00 300.00 EV Parts  
Misc 1000.00 800.00 Nuts & Bolts supplied by The Nut & Bolt Factory, Brisbane.

Cable crimping compound (anti-oxidant) available from John R Turk, Brisbane. Hex crimp tool from Ideal Electrical.

 
AQUAPRO Battery Watering System 500.00 500.00 Supplied by AQUAPRO of Rover & Rover, Germany. Ordered via e-mail, very professional and helpful company.
         
Total $23,862.00  

 

 $3,862.00 over original budget but is still substantially cheaper and much more environmentally effective than a  commercial hybrid vehicle.