Left Side ViewRight Front ViewInterior view
OwnerJohn Warobiew
Owner's Other EVs1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
1993 CityCom CityEl
1993 Ford Ranger Pickup
1975 Zagato Elcar (Zele)
1972 Bond Bug
1980 Aquila
2008 Zap Xebra
2008 Zap Xebra Hatchback
2000 Kawasaki Ninja EV
2011 Th!nk City
LocationVacaville, California US map
Vehicle2000 Corbin Sparrow
VIN #085
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
8"
DrivetrainGates Polychain GT2 8MGT-1600-36
5.625:1 Ratio
ControllerKilovac
Batteries13 Optima DS34, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top, Deep Cycle
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Upgraded to V10 with pulse algorithm
HeaterVery good heater & blower
DC/DC ConverterVicor VI-M51-EQ
12VDC, 400W, trimmmed to 13.2VDC output.
InstrumentationLink 10 E-meter, Ammeter
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Easy to reach top speed on highway.
AccelerationMuch faster than any other EV I have
driven.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
30-35 miles is possible, but 20 miles
keeps the DOD above 60% for longer battery
life.
Watt Hours/Mile165 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:1,736 Miles (2,793 Kilometers)
Current:5,024 Miles (8,083 Kilometers)
Total:3,288 Miles (5,290 Kilometers)
 
    As of 7/5/2011
Seating Capacity1 Adult, briefcase & travel coffee mug.
The perfect commuter vehicle.
Curb Weight1,550 Pounds (704 Kilograms)
Tires3 x 155/80-R13
Conversion TimeFactory Built
Additional FeaturesElectric windows
AM/FM/CD player
Tilt steering wheel
Patch box to check individual battery voltages
"De-fanged"
Registered as a motorcycle in California, but does not
require a motorcycle license nor a helmet.

Constantly gets waves & thumbs-up from other drivers. Folks
often ask to take photos of the Sparrow.

It was difficult to find insurance coverage because a Corbin
Sparrow is "not listed in our computer". Tried Farmers,
Geico, Progressive & Allstate. State Farm finally provided
coverage.

*This EV has been SOLD*

code by jerry