SS ElectronSpac Shp Charging in Old Town
OwnerChris Yoder and Sandy Kapteyn
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVRAV4 EV
LocationPasadena, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1997 GMC EV1
(OEM Electric)
MotorGeneral Motors 3-Phase AC
137 HP 3 phase 102 KW at 7000 RPM
DrivetrainTransverse mounted, front wheel drive. Single speed with dual reduction gears, final drive ratio 10.946:1
ControllerGeneral Motors
102 KW
Batteries26, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
1175 pounds
System Voltage312 Volts
ChargerGM/Hughes MagneCharger
GM/Hughes Inductive
HeaterGM ultra efficient heat pump (also functions as air conditioner)
DC/DC Converter
built into controller
InstrumentationDigital display, includes speedometer, odometer (switchable to trip odometer), 11 bar power meter (switchable between current use and fuel gauge), and range estimator. Dashboard warning lights are computer controlled.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
electronically limited
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in 7.9 seconds (per Road and Track)
Range79 Miles (127 Kilometers)
EPA estimate (combined city/highway)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,970 Pounds (1,350 Kilograms)
TiresP175/65R14 Michelin Proxima all-season; radial with self-sealing, puncture-resistant feature.
Additional Featuresa) Power windows
b) Power door locks
c) AM/FM Stereo with CD and Cassette
d) Keyless entry and startup
e) Cabin preconditioning
f) Electrically heated front windshield
g) Anti-lock and regenerative braking
h) Electric actuation parking brake
i) Traction control
j) Daytime running lamps
All EV-1's have now been confiscated by GM and crushed or scheduled to be crushed. A very sad end to a wonderful EV.

code by jerry