DashController
OwnerJoe Slagell
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationHarrisonburg, Virginia US map
Vehicle1960 Renault Dauphine
Henney Kilowatt
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
7.1 HP
DrivetrainDirect connect to a rear transaxle.
Controller
6 position contactor controller.
Batteries12 Deka GC45G, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage72 Volts
Charger
2 original on board chargers. 1-12 volt and 1-72
volt.
HeaterNone
InstrumentationSpeedomter, Voltmeter, Ammeter
Top Speed48 MPH (77 KPH)
Down hill with a tail wind.
AccelerationPretty quick from 0-20. Not much after that.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
I am still trying to determine this without getting
stuck somwhere. It is cold now and I think that
limits the range.
EV Miles
Start:1 Miles (1 Kilometers)
Current:198 Miles (318 Kilometers)
Total:197 Miles (316 Kilometers)
 
    As of 6/29/2015
Seating Capacity2 adults and room in the rear where the back seat
originally went for my kids.
Curb Weight2,245 Pounds (1,020 Kilograms)
Tires15" Firestone Radials
Conversion TimeNew
Conversion Cost$3,600 new in 1960 for the entire car. The gas
model was less than $2,000 and got 42 mpg. Gas was
about $0.31/gallon. Needless to say they didn't
sell very well.

code by jerry