The starting pointSoliton 1 ControllerBatteriesOnboard chargerDC/DC ConverterRear Batteries
OwnerMorehead High School
Owner's Other EV2001 Chevrolet S-10
LocationEden, North Carolina US map
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Vehicle1997 Saturn SL2
MotorNetgain Warp9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain1.9l DOHC Automatic converted to 5-speed
ControllerEvnetics Soliton1
Love it!!!
Batteries13 Deka Seamate and RV 8A31DTM, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
1000 MCA
800 CCA
105 A.H. @ 20Hr.
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC2500
HeaterCeramic heater core
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-30
InstrumentationWestberg Meters
Top Speed63 MPH (101 KPH)
Traveling up a steep hill, gave it more accelerator to make the hill. Had to slow down as I noticed we were passing cars going up hill. Speedometer still needs to be made functional so I avoid this.
AccelerationVery drivable.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
So far. Still making changes to the vehicle and tweaking problem areas. Could be slightly more as batteries get more cycles on them to break them in.
EV Miles
Start:137,492 Miles (221,224 Kilometers)
Current:137,492 Miles (221,224 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
 
    As of 10/13/2012
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,809 Pounds (1,276 Kilograms)
TiresMastercraft MC-440
205/60/15
Conversion Time2009-2010: Original conversion to 96v
in nine months with the majority of the worked performed over a two month
period in April and May.

2010-2011: Off and on this school year.
Finished fabrication and converted to
144v. Finally drivable and fairly
reliable.

2011-2012: Will pick up where we left
off last year and continue to make
improvements to the car as time and
budgetting allows.

Additional FeaturesThe car was an automatic that we have converted over to a 5 speed with no clutch. A Volvo electric vacuum pump for power brakes.
This is a Technology Education / Automotive Technology
education combined class project, WebPage
. We completed it for The EV Challenge Competition,
WebPage . We are slowly but surely getting the bugs tweaked out of our design. So far we have logged approximately 150 miles in the EV. When fully charged, the vehicle responds quite well and is fun to drive.

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