InteriorUnder HoodRear Batteries
OwnerAl Lococo
Owner's Other EV1972 Datsun Pickup
LocationWinter Haven, Florida United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1999 Ford Ranger
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Inch Series Wound DC
DrivetrainClutchless 5 speed

Adapter Plate and coupler using spline from clutch plate. Coupler
held to motor shaft with set screws and key. Machine work by
Wayne Alexander of EV Blue.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
With 9" x 12" heat sink with 1" fins.
Batteries12 Universal Batteries UB4D, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
With Power Cheq Equalizers
Each battery weighs 120 lbs.
The pack weighs 1440 lbs.
The pack is 1/3 the vehicle curb weight.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3 110 Volt, 20 Amp onboard
NG3 used only occasionally. Kelly HWC4 series -144V 15A off-
board charger now used routinely. This is a six stage 240 Volt
input charger with 144Volt 15Amp output.
HeaterBelt driven A/C. Heater in Planning using Katz 860 watt water
heater and existing core.

DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-30 replaced with DLS-55.
The converter is set to run at 14.3 volts and keeps the original 12
volt accessory battery charged. Added switch in cab to select
output voltage.
InstrumentationAmmeter, Voltmeter, Vacuum Gauge and Temperature gauge

9/8/2008: Installed Batman Amp-Hour Meter.

Fuel gage circuit in planning and construction.

Working on 12 volt digital ammeter and volt meter for acccesssory

Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
0 - 55 in second gear, third gear required to go 60 at double the

60 mph was a test run. Sweet spot is 49 mph. Can go 50 to 55 if
Range41 Miles (65 Kilometers)
Returning Voltage 145.7 volts, 45% SOC
Watt Hours/Mile450 Wh/Mile
At 50 mph, I draw less than 150 amps at about 150 volts which is
22500 watts. If I drive for an hour, if I could, I would use 22500
watt hours. In one mile I use 450 watt hours. This does not
account for getting up to speed.

At lower speeds you use a little less power but you cover less
distance. In actual use if you don't have too many stops, you may
use 350 to 500 watt hours per mile. This is estimate is confirmed
by the Batman, about 24 Ah for ten miles.
EV Miles
Start:105,849 Miles (170,311 Kilometers)
Current:111,000 Miles (178,599 Kilometers)
Total:5,151 Miles (8,287 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 full sized adult in front and 2 children or small adults in rear jump
Curb Weight4,540 Pounds (2,063 Kilograms)
Manufacturers GVWR 4770, Spring over shocks added to give
extra 600 pounds load handling capacity.

Front ride height went from 31 inches to 30.5 inches, rear ride
height went from 33 inches to 31 inches.
Conversion Time12 months including design. Started design Jan 2007. Ordered
Adapter Plate and coupler in April. Started component removal in
May and started ordering remaining parts. Removed engine in
June and began fabrication and assembly. Car on road Jan 2,
Conversion CostOver $20,000 including base vehicle. Still adding up receipts.
Additional FeaturesAir Conditioning

Power Door Locks

LED Exterior Running Lights

Power Steering

Battery Equalizers

On Board Charger

Cow Mat

Safety Features

Air Bags

4 Wheel ABS

Curb Weight within GVWR

Front Transmission Torque Control


Voltmeter / Ammeter

Batman Computer

Vacuum Gauge

Run Indicator

High Voltage Key out / Lock Out (Front and Rear)


Controller - Low Voltage:
Throttle and Brake

Controller - High Voltage:
Cabin Controlled Circuit Breaker

Key On Contactor:
Inertia Switch and Motor Over Temperature

LED Exterior Running Lights
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Belt Driven A/C Compressor, Inertia Switch, Brake Interlock required to enable throttle when
starting with ignition key, Brake Interlock also disables throttle when driving. Also has motor
thermal interlock enabled. Charge port behind fuel filler door.
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