Driver's Side Under Hood18 T 125 Batteries in Pickup Bed
OwnerRon Solberg
LocationHills, Minnesota US map
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Vehicle2000 Chevrolet S10
Basic S10, Power Steering via kit on switch(don't need or use much), Power brakes, Clutch, Left computer in truck,
No air conditioning, Kit from Canadian Electric Vehicles
MotorAdvanced DC 9 inc, (With Tail Shaft) Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed transmission
ControllerCurtis 1231C
96-144V 500 Amp
Located vertically on a large heat sink in the space where the radiator was.



Batteries24 Trojan T 125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Low profile bolt type. Popular, but I would spend more time considering the automotive clamp style if I did it over.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3 Charger
I am glad I installed it behind the driver's seat since I live in MN and like to be warm, so the waste heat is appreciated. Also, it is protected from the elements.
HeaterCEV-0108144 Heater kit
DC/DC ConverterIota GPC 45 45 Amp , 144Volt
InstrumentationAmmeter
Link 10 E-meter
Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer on each battery box
Top SpeedI am still breaking it in and am interested in extending the life of the battery so I may never find out. The first time I drove it the truck went easily up to 60 mph in 4th gear.
AccelerationIt does fine. I drive conservatively.
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Since the Link 10 was faulty, I have not tested it. Starting
at 159 Volts, I have driven 40 miles with a final voltage of
148 Volts(144 Volt T 125 battery). The truck was still
doing fine.
EV Miles
Start:79 Miles (127 Kilometers)
Current:79 Miles (127 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
 
    As of 6/19/2007
Seating Capacity2 or 3 adults
Curb Weight4,500 Pounds (2,045 Kilograms)
The weight is evenly distributed between the front(6 batteries) and rear(18 batteries). Two new U bolt on(split at axle) leaves were added. The truck sits level, one inch lower and handles well.
TiresP205/75R15 Dayton Quadra SE, front
Wildcat All Terrain, rear
Conversion Time3 Months
Conversion Cost$19,000
Additional FeaturesTruxedo bed cover

Belly pan made from 2 salvaged pickup tailgate bedliners
After experiencing the waste heat generated by the Zivan charger, I appreciate the
value of gasoline even more. So, I am interested in building a 100 pound electric
bike to go with my 4500 pound electric truck.


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