OwnerHarry van Soolen
Owner's Other EVs1992 Geo Metro
2004 Mini-E-Bike
Electrathon 4UT
LocationWest Valley City, Utah United States map
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Vehicle1975 Elcar Zagato 2000
A 1975 Zagato Zele, made in Italy, and imported into the US during the energy crisis of 1974-75. In the US, they were renamed as the Elcar and were sold through a network in Elkhart, Indiana
DrivetrainDirect Drive
Installed Curtis controller after removing the original three stage contactor and installed a reversing contactor in the system for backup.
Batteries8, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Original It had and eight 6.00 Volt factory battery configuration under the floor of the cabin in a slide out tray. There was a Main Battery Disconnect Switch under the floor just inside the passenger door, and once this was removed the tray could slide out to the passenger side of the vehicle.
System Voltage48 Volts
48 Volt
Instrumentation60 Km/hr speedometer
Hand Brake indicator
Directional Signals
High Beam
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Fun to drive around, lots of stares.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
With new batteries.
Seating Capacity2 adults with room in back for groceries
Curb Weight1,091 Pounds (495 Kilograms)
Tires145 x 10
The Elcar has been sold. Thanks for all the responses.

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