OwnerSam Maynard
Owner's Other EVCustom Scooter
LocationPort Townsend, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1981 Subaru Jet Industries Electra-Van (Subaru Glider)
Novel, fun, peppy get-around. Jet Industries ordered "gliders" from Subaru OEM and retro-fitted all-electric drive sytems and sold them in the US as "Electra-Van"
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
20HP Continuous, 50HP Peak @ 96VDC
DrivetrainOriginal 4-speed manual with clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries8 Vision 6FM200D, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage96 Volts
ON-board Variac Opportunity Charger. Good for about 12 Amps.
HeaterHair dryer
DC/DC Converter
Just an Aux Battery.
InstrumentationPaktrakr with 2 remotes and inductive current sensor.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
At 96V nominal. I have had a 120V pack and the top speed was about 70MPH.
Acceleration"Peppy". Not a slug, but not a racer either.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
The Usual "depends on driving habits and conditions" applies. About 15Kw-h usable pack capacity. I have never run this pack down to 50% SOC.
Watt Hours/MileHaven't measured it.
EV Miles
Current:13,400 Miles (21,560 Kilometers)
    As of 1/16/2010
Seating Capacity2 comfortably, 3's a crowd
Curb Weight2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)
With Current battery pack.
TiresNankang 5.00-10 Bias ply
Conversion TimeNo record
Conversion CostController $950, Batteries $1600, Paktrakr $500
Additional FeaturesClear title, current plates, in service as a completely highway legal vehicle.
Curiosity magnet. Like many EV's, you have to run quickly after parking in public, to avoid being pummeled by the same questions.

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