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OwnerGreg Rose
LocationClintonville, Wisconsin US map
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Vehicle1998 Ford Escort ZX2
This was reported to have a blown engine. Turns out that the clutch was the bad part.
MotorGeneral Electric 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed manual transmission, clutchless.
ControllerGeneral Electric EV-1B
GE EV-1B Controller. Has drive and bypass contactors.
Batteries9 Universal Batteries UB121100, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
110AH rated (20 Hr Rate)
80AH rated (1 Hr Rate)
System Voltage108 Volts
Charger SON DAR ABC-1206
individual 6A charger on each battery including 12V Accessory battery
HeaterNone
DC/DC Converter
None
Instrumentation150V DC Voltmeter and 500A Ammeter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
I had her up to 65 MPH with myself and three other guys in the car, 850 lbs of passenger load.
AccelerationGood under 30 mi/hr. Acceptable after that.
Range25 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.
EV Miles
Start:161,265 Miles (259,475 Kilometers)
Current:163,378 Miles (262,875 Kilometers)
Total:2,113 Miles (3,399 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
Weighed on 4/9/08. 64 pounds heavier now that I added one more battery to the string.
Tires185/60R-15
Conversion Time4 months
Additional FeaturesStill 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.

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