OwnerSteve Hawkins
Owner's Other EVs2002 Toyota RAV4-EV
1998 Chevrolet S-10E
RXT-B (range extending trailer - battery)
RXT-G (range extending trailer - generator)
1997 RAV4-EV Demonstration Prototype OEM EV
LocationVail, Colorado United States map
Vehicle1993 Dodge TEVan
(OEM Electric)
MotorGeneral Electric Separately Excited DC
65 HP
Drivetrain2 speed transmission with reverse and park; clutch operated.
ControllerGeneral Electric
solid-state microprocessor TS
Batteries30 Eagle Picher NIF - 200, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Iron (Edison)
200 Ah, in 6 dis-mountable pods under floor
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerMartin-Marietta PFC
on-board charger is a PFC (Power Factor Corrected) Martin-Marietta and accepted 120VAC@20A, 240VAC@20A, 240VAC@40A, or as high as 220VAC@40A-3 phase as inputs.
Heater8.8 Kw electric (HOT!); and factory A/C too
DC/DC ConverterGeneral Electric
120 Amps
Instrumentationa) "fuel" gauge displaying state of charge (factory)
b) motor temp gauge (factory)
c) E-Meter with Omega RS-232 isolator and PC data collection capability
d) GE LTX controller monitor.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
80 miles nominal, 60 plus with heater according to original manual.
Seating Capacity5 adults and rear luggage area
Curb Weight5,060 Pounds (2,300 Kilograms)
TiresP205/75R15 Goodyear Regatta II at 50PSI
Additional Featuresa) Electric air conditioning (R-134a)
b) Regenerative gearing in 1st gear 100% of the time, and in second gear when braking.
c) Regenerative braking on demand
b) Power Brakes
d) Power Steering
e) AM/FM CD Stereo
f) Driver side airbag
g) Automatic watering system
This vehicle also has a RXT/B (Range Extending Trailer / Battery) with a matched set of 30 EP 200AH NiFe Edison batteries with a stand-alone LPI charging system.

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