|Owner's Other EV||1996 Geo Tracker|
|Location||Dayton, Ohio US map|
|Vehicle||1984 Pontiac Fiero|
|Motor||Netgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||4 speed manual with clutch|
Integrated system, 144V, 500A
|Batteries||12 Deka Intimidator 9A31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Belktronix Charger/DC-DC converter combo|
|Heater||Windows up in winter, down in summer. Plan on small defroster unit down the road.|
|DC/DC Converter||Belktronix Charger/DC-DC converter combo|
|Instrumentation||E-meter with Palm display (still working on this)|
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
I'm done, but have yet to push it - give me some time!
|Acceleration||Smooth.... almost scary without the noise of an ICE|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
10 mile commute each way on fairly flat terrain with short freeway trip.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Tires||195/70-14 Hankook Radials|
|Conversion Time||Years of planning, but two months so far.|
|Conversion Cost||Less than $7K - OK maybe $8K - Okay, $10K, but who's counting!|
|Additional Features||Re-worked the suspension and brakes, but no serious upgrades. Check the website for info.|
|It took almost one year from the day I bought the Fiero (11-03-07)until today - it's official maiden voyage. There were some controller issues, but Bryan at Belktronics is a true professional. He re-worked it twice until it was right. So now I have my true EV Grin - be sure to check the blog for the latest.|
7-27-09 - El Fiero has moved on to the auto recycling place (junkyard). It was a good learning vehicle but just not that practical for "me" to drive. I stripped out all EV hardware and am now ready to start my next project - GOT-EV, short for GeO Tracker EV. I will be starting a new EV Album page and another blog, so check it out.