Peek Under the HoodUnPlugged!
OwnerRon Erb
LocationO'Fallon, Illinois US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1996 Ford Ranger Supercab XLT
ICE was 3.0 liter 6 cylinder.
AC, Brakes and Steering, but no power locks or windows.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Steel Band to OEM motor mounts
DrivetrainClutchless, OEM (Mazda 5 speed)
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries18 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Lead-Acid, Flooded 150 Ah (20 hr rate)
14 under bed, 4 under hood behind bumper
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
220 Volt Off board
HeaterCeramic replacement for core
DC/DC ConverterIota #DC2460
30 amp, 96-144 volt in, 12 volt out
InstrumentationCurtis 900R
Westberg 80-180 V Voltmeter
Westberg 0-400 Amp Ammeter
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Drives beautifully!
AccelerationAbout like 4 cyl version of Ranger
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
31 miles so far, still had 2 "bars" on Curtis 900R
EV Miles
Start:100,043 Miles (160,969 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 close friends and 2 jump seats in back
Tires70 R 14 M+S
Ford OEM alloy wheels
Conversion Time6 months
Conversion Cost$7700 including donor - $4000 Illinois Rebate!
Additional FeaturesCharge Plug behind "Ford" Badge in grill.
Tilt Bed, Vacuum Pump and Switch for Power Brakes.
My son, Dylan, the brains behind this project, has driven all summer WITHOUT BUYING GAS!

Safety setup per Bob Batson. Thanks, Bob!
Electric Vehicles of America was terrific. Parts arrived on time and Bob was always available to answer questions.
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