Tail GateDC GeneratorBatteries
OwnerAl Lococo
Owner's Other EV1999 Ford Ranger
LocationWinter Haven, Florida US map
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Vehicle1972 Datsun Pickup
MotorBauer E-1604-1 Shunt Wound DC
aircraft generator,
30V, 400 Amps, 4500-8000 RPM
DrivetrainManual transmission with clutch and flywheel
Controller
Stainless Steel strap across contactor low speed, contactor closed, high speed.

Field voltage varied with high current ceramic core steel wound variable resister.
Batteries14, 0.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
780 lbs. 55 lbs. each
System Voltage42 Volts
Charger
Home made welding transformer rewound with a hand built bridge rectifier.

off board
HeaterNone
DC/DC Converter None
12V Accessory battery, charged daily
InstrumentationVoltmeter and ammeter
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 40 mph,15 seconds, guess.
Range18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:69,686 Miles (112,124 Kilometers)
Current:70,727 Miles (113,799 Kilometers)
Total:1,041 Miles (1,674 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
including truck (2,020) and batteries (780)
TiresStandard 13 inch
Conversion Cost$3,130 including truck ($1,300) and batteries ($805)
I lived in New York State when this car was converted. It could not be used in the winter.

This car was taken off the road when gas prices dropped. It had no controller and a poor charging system. I gave it away and it was converted back to gas. What a sin. I wish I still had it today. It wouldn't have taken much to make it a great car.

The experience I gained from EPT1 made EPT2 a much better car.

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