planning the 3rd new front battery rack batteries in the trunkHere is blackie. This car is about to taHere he is again. This time... ELECTRIC
OwnerKick Gas EV Co-Op San Diego
Owner's Other EVs1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
2003 Volkswagen Beetle
1984 Datsun Pickup
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Falcon Futura
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible
This is a slut of a shop car. She has been taken apart and put back together so many times. Literally a hundred people have worked on this car over the past 5 years and 8 workshops by the Kick Gas Coop
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1221
120V, 400A
Batteries16 US Battery US6V, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
240AH. These are 5 year old batteries I believe still going strong. We get a good 30 miles out of them but man this car is heavy. Steering doesn't want to steer. Mr. Q installed an Electric-Hydraulic power steer and now this tank is tamable.
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerRussco SC18-120
No booster needed on this for the cars 96 volt pack
DC/DC ConverterZivan
Instrumentationvoltage, current
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile95 volts, 200amps or so at 65mph.
EV Miles
Start:195,000 Miles (313,755 Kilometers)
Current:207,000 Miles (333,063 Kilometers)
Total:12,000 Miles (19,308 Kilometers)
    As of 10/6/2010
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
I could be wrong. She steers like a pig, actually she just doesn't steer until you throw on the Toyota MR2 power steering pump. still handles like a tank.
Conversion Time5 years, many miles, 8 conversion workshops, 87 people
Conversion Cost$Just a guess; 13k
Additional FeaturesThis is a slut shop car like I said. Started at 96 volts and came just short of a few too many trips. Was then upgraded to 120 volts on the flooded lead acid pack. Later the FLA's were swapped out for a borrowed AGM set of 2 120 volt dc12-55ah packs in parallel. She ran nice, light, speedy enough but had an 8" motor at that point in time.

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