First a bit of history
about this Fiero EV. This EV was build by a gentleman in Phoenix, AZ a number of years ago. He worked
with Ken Koch at KTA to gather his parts and do the installation. This conversion was set up with
an Auburn Kodiak 144V controller, onboard 110/220 Bycan charger, DC/DC and 18 8V trojan batteries.
Overall a very nice conversion.
I acquired this EV through Craigs List and had it shipped to my shop
in Rockford, MN.
After some inspection time, it appeared that the Fiero would need new
batteries. In the process of removing the batteries for replacement, I found that the battery racks
were is tough shape due to leaking batteries and stress. So what started as a simple pack replacement
has turned into something more.
The plan is this:
1) New insulated battery boxes with venting fans
2) Adding charger
interlock for safety and fan control
3) New DC/DC and accessory battery (only had dc/dc before)
Replace the existing charger with smaller, lighter 110V opportunity charger
5) Reposition components
for better access, airflow and safety