Honda Del Sol EV
OwnerGreg Koenig
LocationSan Bernardino, California United States map
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Vehicle1994 Honda Del Sol
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001 Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries18 US Battery US-8VGCHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
DC/DC ConverterVicor
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
30-60 mile range depending on how you drive it
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:51,000 Miles (82,059 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Additional FeaturesAdded a "pillar pod" to mount gauges near the windshield, which greatly improves monitoring of gauges while driving. Also belted up the stock power steering pump to the Advanced DC motor shaft using another stock PS pulley machined to fit. It works great!
This was converted by San Diego Nuclear Physisist Jeremy Phillips in 1995 after having been a gas car for only one year. Top speed is over 90 mph and it easily keeps up with freeway traffic. It has Michelin low rolling resistance tires which are inflated to 50psi, heavy duty shock absorbers and heavy duty springs. I use the car for all my local driving, which is usually less than 25 miles per trip. For a distance that short, I can easily cruise along at 70mph or more on the freeway without giving any thought to range. It also has California carpool lane stickers since it is a zero emission vehicle (ZEV), which allows it to travel in the less crowded freeway HOV lane even without a passenger.

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