OwnerPhil and Chris Young
LocationBristol, Illinois US map
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Vehicle2003 Chevrolet S-10
Truck had 55004 miles at start of EV conversion. Averaged 30-35mpg with the 4cyl gas engine.
MotorNetgain WarP9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain2wd, stock 5 speed transmission with clutch. Rear axle gearing 4.11
Royal Purple Syncromax trans fluid
Royal Purple Max-Gear 75-90 diff fluid.
ControllerFirst Pick Electronics LLC ML-1200
Batteries52 Winston WB-LYP300AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
The LiFeYPO4 pack is managed by a 60 cell Orion BMS
System Voltage166 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
Heater1500 Watt ceramic
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
InstrumentationRemoved factory gauge cluster and replaced with Westach SOC meter, 100-200 Volt meter, and 6-16 Volt meter. Also added a Vacuum gauge, Tach and Speedometer from Speedhut.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationNot a hot rod but it keeps up with traffic.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
This works out to a cost of a nickel per mile.
EV Miles
Current:3,005 Miles (4,835 Kilometers)
Curb Weight4,980 Pounds (2,263 Kilograms)
2200lbs Front
2780lbs Rear
Conversion TimeMany nights and weekends researching parts, engineering, and building over the course of 3 years.
Conversion CostPriceless
Additional FeaturesEKM Metering Kilowatt Hour Meter, Battery heaters
Truck is alive 8/6/2011 and by the end of 2011 has over 1000 miles of trouble free operation.

2015 - After 4 years and 3000 electric miles the truck has been reliable, fun to drive and a great learning experience! The Trojan T125 flooded lead acid batteries reached the end of their useful life in the truck. Fighting constant corrosion on certain battery terminals is getting old.

September 2016 - The truck is being updated with a new 50KWh LiFeYPO4 pack, a MaxForcer ML 1,200Amp 200VDC motor controller and many other upgrades! Exciting times! Stay tuned!


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