Nope - he literally just started the project. The first post and only post on his site is dated Nov. 1. I suspect if you go back each week or so we'll see an update. Sort of like the ForkenSwift thread.
Originally Posted by repete86
Hell, if I had the technical know-how and money, I might pick up an older light vehicle like a CRX or a Tercel to convert.
Hey, I don't have either the technical know-how OR the money, and it hasn't stopped me
I think they're cool transportation technology, and I can hardly wait to drive the ForkenSwift. But I also know they don't make sense for everyone (with current battery limitations & price issues).
Here he's going to drop all of this cash on a new car and use a 192V AGM lead acid pack? 16 Exide Orbitals would get him about 25 miles range to 100% discharge in that car.
Whatever floats his boat, but that money spent on a new car would be better spent on a set of NiCds... A CRX with about 1,000 pounds of NiCds would have little trouble doing 120+ miles range at 60 mph. Although, I can understand AGMs from a performance perspective. He is planning on a 300V Zilla controller, after all. I'd estimate with 3,000 lbs curb weight, 192V of Exide Orbitals, a Zilla 1k controller, and WarP 9" motor, this car will do 0-60 mph in the low to mid 7 seconds area and 1/4 mile in the mid to upper 15s. This doesn't factor in whether the car is front or rear wheel drive. I don't know much about the Yaris. If it's FWD, it may be doing 16s-17s in the 1/4 mile drag race, instead of 15s. Traction is a ***** for FWD EVs.