Engine bayClosed rear viewTraction pack
OwnerSteve C.
LocationLos Angeles, California US map
Vehicle1994 Chevrolet S-10
US Electricar based on Chevrolet S10 longbed chassis
MotorHughes 50KW 3-Phase AC
ControllerHughes Dolphin
Batteries52 Hawker Genesis, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
--42Ah modules
--The current traction pack is from October 2003
--Two parallel strings of 26
System Voltage312 Volts
ChargerHughes Dolphin
Factory built in 3kw charger using factory motor and igbt's to boost voltage.
Automatically charges from 120/208/240
Heater1.8kw electric used to heat the factory GM heater core.
DC/DC Converter
Dolphin Factory dc-dc from Hughes Aircraft.
100amp peak, 13.5-14.4v output. Analog hardware controlled.
InstrumentationFactory
Top Speed72 MPH (115 KPH)
Electronically regulated top speed due to motor limit of 9000 rpm.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:9,854 Miles (15,855 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight4,640 Pounds (2,109 Kilograms)
2240lbs front
2400lbs rear
TiresViva2 low rolling resistance tires by Goodyear. Sold only at Walmart. 44 psi stock, running them at 50 psi.
Conversion TimeFactory built.
Previous owner installed a tilt-bed
Additional FeaturesTilt-bed for convenient traction pack access.
Previous owner wrote:
"--Except for the tilt-bed installation, I've kept the truck pretty stock.
--There are a few dings on the tailgate.
--The cabin heater is pretty wimpy. No AC
--Its probably getting near time to replace the pack, but I think it would be better to replace it with a single string of 26 70Ah batteries and invest the difference in a battery management system."

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