Rotisserie ShotChassis ModificationBrake & Suspension UpgradeRolling ChassisRear Battery BoxRear Batt.Box clearance
OwnerDaniel Konopka
LocationPasadena, California United States map
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Vehicle1977 Datsun 280z
Purchased two 1975&77 280z's (one for parts) for $550 back in February of 2008. Most of the time since then has been spent fully restoring the better of the two, which is adding up to a lot more work than the actual conversion to an electric drivetrain.
Motor Yet to be determined.
DrivetrainOriginal vehicle was a Datsun S30 body with an L28 engine (2.8L inline 6 cylinder, ~170HP/~127kW). 4speed manual transmission is taken from the parts car (1975).
Batteries0.00 Volt,
DC/DC Converter
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Target for battery power. Estimated range is 120-180 miles with fuel cell assist (depending upon specific system used, yet undecided)
EV Miles
Start:83,756 Miles (134,763 Kilometers)
Current:83,756 Miles (134,763 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,830 Pounds (1,286 Kilograms)
The target weight for the final vehicle is ~3200lbs.
TiresKumho Solus HP4, 205/55/16
Conversion Cost~$15,000 budget provided by NASA. The vehicle will eventually be used for science outreach with elementary through high school students.

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