|Location||San Antonio, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||1992 Volkswagen fox|
|Motor||General Electric GE-11'' dc series Series Wound DC|
220lbs 72v 240a 30h 11.4" X 18"
A GREAT DC MOTOR!
|Controller||Cafe Electric Zilla 1k|
impressive power and flexibility
|Batteries||16 Trojan T-105 , 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
These batteries have a reputation for durability and long lifespan.
|System Voltage||96 Volts|
Solid charger. I like the small size and safety features. But it does trip the home circuit breaker often. I'll upgrade to a 30amps breaker soon.
|DC/DC Converter||Iota dls-45|
Good power for the price. It's connected to 55amp aux battery.
|Instrumentation||amp,volt and rpm meters. Palm Pilot for Zilla programing|
|Top Speed||55 MPH (88 KPH)|
We were more concerned with distance than speed. So the volts/speed is on the low side. Still gets us around. We'll see how lithium prices are in a few years.
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
|Seating Capacity||4 adutls|
|Curb Weight||3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)|
|Conversion Time||1 year|
|Conversion Cost||$7500 includes car|
|Additional Features||Power Brakes|
Zilla cooling system
55amp aux battery
Air Conditioning, (coming soon)
Higher rear springs, (coming soon)
|I would like to thank a few people for all their help with this project. First, the good folks at the Alamo-City-Electric-Auto-Association, www.aceaa.org , Gary Krysztopik and Alfonzo Ranjel. I could not have done it without their help. THANKS DUDES!! |
Also Wistor Rhoades at KTA SERVICES, FIRST RATE EV SUPPLIER! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Otmar Ebenhoech at Cafe-Electric, has the patience of saint, for dealing with me! BTW..his controllers are the BEST on the planet! And last but not least my beautiful wife Tanja Leitzke-Stuart, who always believed in the dream. She single handedly muscled that dc motor into place! Love u Babe!