OwnerLarry Tuttle
LocationAnn Arbor, Michigan United States map
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Vehicle1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
EV Conversion
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Standard Warp 9 DC motor
DrivetrainStandard 5-speed manual transmission with coupler attached to clutch plate/flywheel assembly but no clutch pedal
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K
Microprocessor controlled solid state,
configurable, high performance controller
Batteries12 Deka Dominator 8G31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Sealed, 98 Ah, Peukert 1.13
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies QuiQ 913-72xx
Two 72 volt chargers charge each of two 72 volt battery packs
DC/DC ConverterIota DSP-55
InstrumentationPC-based ZillaView
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Have only had it to 60 so far, but it had plenty left. Stay tuned.
AccelerationMore than I expected. As much as 4 cylinder gas engine. The Zilla's can
deliver 1000 amps and the motor can take
it. Have not stressed it that much yet.
Still in break in period
Range22 Miles (35 Kilometers)
With only 12 batteries and 14000 wHrs,
this is what was expected. I have room,
and have planned for, 6 to 12 more batteries so if/when I add them I should
get 30-40+.
Watt Hours/Mile347 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:150 Miles (241 Kilometers)
    As of 6/30/2009
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
GVW is 4200 so I have room for more
batteries and/or payload
TiresNothing special
Conversion Time14 months
Conversion Cost$1200 net (sold engine, etc) for donor
car. $10,000 in components plus $3000
for insulating and powering garage, hoist, welder and other tools.

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