Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

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Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by xranalli » Nov 16 2014 8:08am

Hi everyone
I returned on this forum with a big question: I saw specs of Zero Motorcycle that seem very good, but I did not understand the chemistry that their battery has,
can you help me?
Many many thanks

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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by davec » Nov 16 2014 8:40am

docbass has some really good posts on here regarding the internals of the zero battery
which model? year?
the older 2011 model used limn molicells
they changed the vendor since and upped the voltage as well....

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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by jonescg » Nov 16 2014 9:01am

I think the 2013 Zeros used EIG cells, but the 2014 Zero uses cells from Farasis.

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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by xranalli » Nov 16 2014 10:25am

Hi
MY 2014-2015, I'm referring to characteristics of DS battery

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Post by Arlo1 » Nov 16 2014 12:41pm

xranalli wrote:Hi
MY 2014-2015, I'm referring to characteristics of DS battery
Fasasis Nickel Magnesium Cobalt (nmc) 28s 25ah cells in each brick.
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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by dnmun » Nov 16 2014 1:03pm

mitch was telling me to watch the Coparts insurance auctions to find a wrecked Zero for the battery pack.

but if found a wrecked Zero i would likely try to rebuild it if i had time.

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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by xranalli » Nov 17 2014 7:13am

Is Zero Battery pack self made or does Zero buy it from specialized manufacturer?

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Post by jateureka » Dec 05 2014 2:16am

If you believe their Youtube videos then they make their own battery and motor.
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Post by Arlo1 » Dec 05 2014 2:37am

jateureka wrote:If you believe their Youtube videos then they make their own battery and motor.
I think its common knowledge that forum member Liveforphysics is their battery guy. I also know the motor guy and I don't know if he wants you knowing who he is. :) Yes they make their own battery and motors. The cells are from farasis but Liveforphysics works with them to get it just right :)
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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by MitchJi » Dec 05 2014 3:57am

Hi,
dnmun wrote:mitch was telling me to watch the Coparts insurance auctions to find a wrecked Zero for the battery pack.
I am more interested in the Motor/controller combo.
Best Wishes!

Mitch


The best quality batteries and lowest priced batteries for DIY EV's are tier 1 OEM Quality Cells from salvaged (wrecked) EV packs. Three examples are Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 packs.

Nissan Leaf Module specs are here
Chevy Volt Pack Info - Salvage 16kwh Packs Under $2k here

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Re: Zero Motorcycle: wich kind of battery do they use?

Post by jateureka » Dec 05 2014 6:08pm

Arlo1 wrote:...I think its common knowledge that forum member Liveforphysics is their battery guy...
Well I guess I must not be 'common' because this is news to me :) , but I am pretty new to this motorcycle section...
E-bikes: Bafang 8FUN; Mac; Ezee; FreeGo; Aprilia 7s LiPo; eLation V2; TerraTrike recumbent
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ZERO 2011 S motorcycle, 51.8V 70Ah LiMno2, 2012 headlight, Kilovac EV-200 contactor
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