OwnerKyle Dansie
Owner's Other EVs1986 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 900
1994 Volkswagen Golf
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1993 Toyota Pickup
Short cab 2 wheel drive pickup
180 volt system
MotorNetgain 9 inch Series Wound DC
A good motor with a good company behind it.
Drivetrain2 wheel drive, standard pickup
5 speed with clutch
adapter by electro-automotive
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K-HV
1000 amps 300 volts max
Batteries30 Trojan T-125 , 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Trojan 240 AH rating
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30
30 amp charger with amp meter option.
Runs on 110 or 220 volts.
Excellent high quality charger.
HeaterCeramic element where the old hot water core was mounted.
DC/DC ConverterIota 55 amp
InstrumentationVolt meter
Amp Meter
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Top speed could be more than 85.
The speed limit in this county is only 65. Yes this truck is
freeway capable.
AccelerationOK about the same as the old 4 banger.
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
On a warm summer day went 35 miles and volt meter
showed 50% DOD.
Range will vary with outside temps.
Watt Hours/Mile396 Wh/Mile
25 mile test on the freeway @ 60mph.
Mileage is much better at 40 MPH.
EV Miles
Start:116,000 Miles (186,644 Kilometers)
Current:121,200 Miles (195,010 Kilometers)
Total:5,200 Miles (8,366 Kilometers)
 
    As of 7/17/2011
Seating Capacity3 adults if you like togetherness
Curb Weight4,500 Pounds (2,045 Kilograms)
This is heavy for a small truck.
2 extra leaf springs level out the ride.
Tires15 inch radials. Nothing special
Conversion Time1 year
Conversion Cost20k and counting
Additional FeaturesSolar Power on the shop keeps these batteries full.

180 volt system with a Zilla controller is great for performance and range.

The Manzanita charger is wonderful. Highly recommended.

Battery boxes made from 1/4 inch poly propylene and framed with powder coated angle
iron.
I really like the small pickup as a conversion platform.
The front engine - rear drive is easy to work on.
Toyota trucks can carry a heavy load and still ride nice and steer well.

This truck is for sale. $7500. or best offer.

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