De - ICEingElectrifying
OwnerBob Kaiser
Owner's Other EV1984 Pontiac Fiero
LocationDayton, Ohio US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1996 Geo Tracker
2 door, soft top mini SUV
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed manual (retaining clutch), 4X4 with manual locking hubs
ControllerBelktronix 500A, 144V
Part of the integrated system
Batteries12 Deka Intimidator 9A31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Group 31
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerBelktronix Gen 2
Latest and greatest with BMS
HeaterNone, yet
DC/DC ConverterBelktronix
Integrated with charger
InstrumentationE-Meter, Digital Tach (homemade)
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
If it is anything like the Fiero, it should be better than stock performance - I will update later.
AccelerationWith a 5 speed, I hope to keep it moving right along.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
I never broke in the batteries that I had in the Fiero so this number maybe go up a bit. I need 20-25 to get to work and back.
EV Miles
Start:175,769 Miles (282,812 Kilometers)
Current:175,774 Miles (282,820 Kilometers)
Total:5 Miles (8 Kilometers)
 
    As of 10/4/2009
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tires235-75-15 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S
Conversion Timetwo months - since I already have everything, most of my time will be fabricating new adapters and battery boxes.
Conversion CostLess than the last one since I know where to avoid mistakes (maybe) - $10k
Additional FeaturesI hope to use some solar to recharge at work. I plan to insulate the battery boxes and add a way to heat the batteries for winter driving.
This is my second conversion. My Fiero was sacrificed to make way for this project, but was a great learning experience

10/4/2009 - GOT-EV is alive. The batteries sat for a long time between taking apat the Fiero and converting the Tracker. I have made a few short trips around the neighborhood and they are getting stronger. Got my new EV grin on!

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