|Location||Clintonville, Wisconsin US map|
|Vehicle||1998 Ford Escort ZX2 |
This was reported to have a blown engine. Turns out that the clutch was the bad part.
|Motor||General Electric 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Original 5 speed manual transmission, clutchless.|
|Controller||General Electric EV-1B|
GE EV-1B Controller. Has drive and bypass contactors.
|Batteries||9 Universal Batteries UB121100, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
110AH rated (20 Hr Rate)
80AH rated (1 Hr Rate)
|System Voltage||108 Volts|
|Charger|| SON DAR ABC-1206|
individual 6A charger on each battery including 12V Accessory battery
|DC/DC Converter|| |
|Instrumentation||150V DC Voltmeter and 500A Ammeter|
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
I had her up to 65 MPH with myself and three other guys in the car, 850 lbs of passenger load.
|Acceleration||Good under 30 mi/hr. Acceptable after that.|
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
30 possible if at low to moderate speeds. Too hard on the batteries though, so I don't do that. My city is small, so most trips are 5-10 miles.
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)|
Weighed on 4/9/08. 64 pounds heavier now that I added one more battery to the string.
|Conversion Time||4 months|
|Additional Features||Still has AC intact and compressor mounted ready for a drive motor. I have a 96V treadmill motor with a turned pulley that matches the belt grooves on the AC Compressor.|
|THIS CAR HAS BEEN SOLD. CAR IS NOW IN LOWER MICHIGAN.|