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OwnerDick Nevala
LocationHollywood, Maryland US map
Vehicle1984 Fiat X/19
Two Door Targa Top Coupe
MotorPrestolite Series Wound DC
Motor built by Jim Husted of Hi Torque Electric
Drivetrain5 speed transmission. No Clutch. Mostly use second and third gear and shifting into fourth at 55mph.
ControllerLogisystems 750 Amp
Batteries8 Johnson Controls Maxx 29, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Wall Mart Maxx 29
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerBlack & Decker
I use 8 six amp individual chargers.
HeaterNone
DC/DC Converter
No converter used
InstrumentationDigital Total Pack voltage and total battery current draw.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
It quite readily did 65mph on flat and level highway.
AccelerationAbout like it was with the ICE.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
It will do 35 miles when running 30-40 mph.
Watt Hours/MileI have not figured all of this out.
EV Miles
Current:700 Miles (1,126 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,340 Pounds (1,063 Kilograms)
The total weight is 2340 which is under the max GVWR of the car and about what the car weighed before the conversion.
TiresSumitomo
Conversion Time300 hours
Conversion Cost$2800
The car is used for local shopping and running around. Most of the driving is under 40 mph. The car performs very well for this type of utilization. I do occasionally take it out into 55 mph traffic and it does fine with reduced range to about 15 miles. I have had the WalMart Maxx 29 batteries installed for about a year now with 700 miles on them and probably cycled about 60 times. They still seem as strong as when I bought them although they did not perform very well in weather below 40 and 50 degrees F.

Update on 5/11/2010- I am still driving the car with the WalMart Maxx29 batteries. They are beginning to show signs of weakness with max range of about 15 miles. However; this is adequate for my needs so will continue to use them. The car is used mostly under 40mph in stop and go traffic. Nothing has failed. This has turned out to be a very reliable car.

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