Before the front battery pack went inLabels - must have labelsInstrumentationUnder the hoodThe custom bed lift kitThe rear battery pack under the bed
OwnerJames Mannett
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationPhoenix, Arizona United States map
Vehicle2002 Ford F150
This is an full size F150 pick up truck conversion. The first one in the country I think. OTR date: 3/29/2009. This is a standard cab, short bed truck.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStandard Ford 5 speed manual transmission, drive shaft and rear differential. All stock.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries24 Trojan T-145, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge Unknown
Takes about 9 hours to charge on 110V from 50% discharge.

Next winter's project will be to lamimate solar cells to a bed cover for some slow solar charging. Stay tuned for details on the progress of this feature.
HeaterNone....this is Arizona. Next winter's project if I really need it.
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne SP480
35 amp converter
InstrumentationAll standard Ford instrumentation. Added Link 10 battery monitor, pack voltage, and motor amps.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
3rd gear, straight away. I would have gone faster but traffic got in my way.

40mph in second gear seems to be where it likes to be.
AccelerationA little sluggish. This is a heavy truck.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
~30-45 miles to 50% discharge. As you know, it's all in how you drive it.
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
I'm not sure I'm calculating this right.
EV Miles
Start:67,955 Miles (109,339 Kilometers)
Current:70,101 Miles (112,792 Kilometers)
Total:2,146 Miles (3,452 Kilometers)
    As of 3/21/2010
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight5,600 Pounds (2,545 Kilograms)
This is actual.
TiresMichelin Energy P235 65R 16
(The Goodyear's in the picture have already come off) What a huge difference they made. I can coast forever!
Conversion Time22 weeks working weekends.
Conversion CostAbout $14,000. The custom bed lift put me over budget.
Additional Features16 of the 24 batteries are under the bed. I had a professional metal fabricator design and build the custom bed lift for the F150. This gives me full utility space in the bed and easy access to the batteries underneath.

Power steering was accomplished using the pump from a Toyota MR-2. It works pretty well.

Power brakes were accomplished using a vacuum pump and limit switch. So far, they have worked perfectly.

The A/C can be added to this truck easily using the Electric Blue solution for about $700.

This truck is valued at over $20,000.00.

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