OwnerDustin Donahue
Owner's Other EVs1987 Chevrolet Sprint
1994 Geo Metro
Shelby Cobra Kit Car
Gazelle Kit Car
LocationFlagstaff, Arizona US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1964 Land Rover
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
9"
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries12 East Penn EV31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger
external charger home built.
Heateryes
DC/DC Converter
separate 12V system
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
not the fastest car we've converted but certainly an eye catcher.
Accelerationnot really but gets the job done
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
this truck is to heavy to expect much more.
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,500 Pounds (1,590 Kilograms)
Conversion Timethis conversion took about two months due to the amount of restoration that we had to do.
Conversion Costwith restoration this truck cost us just over $15,000.
Wild Blue is a fully functional 4 wheel drive Land Rover.

Its aggressive 144V electrical system and 28HP, Advanced DC motor provides performance 2x the original gas model. With the very low gear ratio and 4 wheel drive, it takes on any road, paved or not. We restored the mechanical and electrical systems so it is much better than new.

Its creators could not have imagined back in '62 some of the new technology we are using--things like a XM satellite radio, computer-based instrumentation and an electronic compass with no moving parts. The battery pack is heated allowing Wild Blue to be unintimidated by cold weather.

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