OwnerAbel Saucedo
Owner's Other EV1993 Ford Probe
LocationGlendale, Arizona US map
Vehicle1997 Solectria Force
The Solectria Force is a Geo Metro, professionally converted from a new, motorless vehicle (called in the industry a "glider") to become a battery electric vehicle. Converted by Solectria Corporation of Wilmington, Massachusetts (now Azure Dynamics Corporation), it is no longer in production. Approximately 400 vehicles were converted.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria ACGTX20 3-Phase AC
high-efficiency brushless motor
DrivetrainAll models of the Force use high-efficiency brushless motors with regenerative braking. Our motors and motor controllers operate together at efficiencies above 90 percent. The Force used only 210 watt-hours per mile in extensive road-testing by Southern California Edison, and only 140 watt-hours per mile traveling at a constant 35 mph in testing at the American Tour de Sol!
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria AMC325
Batteries13 GBS-LFMP100AH (4-cell pack), 12.80 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
Usable battery capacity: ~11kW hrs.
System Voltage166 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies
HeaterCeramic Heater and Belt Driven AC compressor for Cooling. New permanent magnet motor installed for AC.
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria DC-DC750
InstrumentationBrusa AH counter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Acceleration0-50 Mph in 9 seconds.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
New GBS batteries. 80 miles with ~80AH used. Lowest Cell at 3.0V.
Watt Hours/Mile137 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:49,000 Miles (78,841 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,300 Pounds (1,045 Kilograms)
Published values @ 45 mph - Constant Speed
Additional FeaturesAir conditioning, Power Door Locks
- NEW GBS 2nd Generation Li-ion Batteries (1-1-2011) from Elite Power Solutions - 13 x Model GBS-LFMP100AH (4-cell pack)

Battery Work done by Green Motors Inc in Phoenix Arizona

- Solectria BPM3 Motor installed to replaced DC brush motor used to run air conditioning (6-1-2011)

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