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Owner's Other EVs2012 Chevrolet Volt
1997 Solectria Force
LocationMontreal, Quebec Canada map
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Vehicle1996 Chevrolet S-10
extended cab
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed transmission
ControllerEvnetics Soliton-1
Batteries48 Fluxpwr / Voltronix LYP180AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
180 Ah. Before LFP upgrade, this pickup had 20 Lead/Acid batteries in the bed. Now, the LFP cells are under the bed. This helps to keep the center of gravity low.
System Voltage154 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC2500
Can bus is used with the Fluxpwr BMS
HeaterCustom made, 3 settings, 700,1400, and 2100 Watts
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems DC-300
used with a 12 Volt battery
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
generally used at 50 MPH (80 KPH)
Range71 Miles (114 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile368 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:95,000 Miles (152,855 Kilometers)
Current:152,795 Miles (245,847 Kilometers)
Total:57,795 Miles (92,992 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults and 2 children
Curb Weight3,400 Pounds (1,545 Kilograms)
TiresMichelin X one 97 M+S max. 35 psi (I set at 40 psi)
Conversion TimeElapse: 9 Months
Effort: >500hrs
Conversion CostClose to 35K including the purchase of the pickup.
Additional Featuresa) Battery compartment is insulated and heated with regular battery heater of 50 watts each.
b) Bed Cover "Aerocover" brand, it's a light 3 section cover.
c) 5 kilowatt DC generator, was installed in the truck bed if required for longer range. Driven by an ICE 11 HP Honda. Gas consumption, 3.5 litres/hour. Generator now removed.
First owner's web site for this pickup: WebPage /
d)Watercooling added using parts from a used Koolance Exos 2.5, hoses and fittings bought at garbage truck maintenance garage of the city (opened 24h mon to fri ! very helpfull). Total cost 50$

e)Second hand RPM Sensor installed, cost: Free.

f)Tach on the instruments cluster now working. Very easy, just tap the white wire under the hood (just above the brake assist) and connect it to an output of the Soliton Controller. My S10 was a 4cyl, configure the Soliton out for RPM 2 pulses per turn.
2016 Update: This vehicule is not on the road anymore, all the EV parts have been removed and the truck was sent for recycling.

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