Front battery mount and motor bay
OwnerKick Gas EV Co-Op San Diego
Owner's Other EVs1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
2003 Volkswagen Beetle
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Falcon Futura
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1984 Datsun Little Pickup
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Upgraded by Dave Mosher for double current (1,000 amps). I think
there is a chill plate under the controller.
Batteries24 US Battery 240 Ah, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
big boys, big range. Later added second hand lithium cells.
System Voltage144 Volts
DC/DC ConverterZivan
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:168,000 Miles (270,312 Kilometers)
Current:173,000 Miles (278,357 Kilometers)
Total:5,000 Miles (8,045 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,800 Pounds (1,727 Kilograms)
TiresFalken ziex, high pressure LT
Conversion CostNot sure. Some funny things happened including a canceled EV
Conversion workshop in Northern California and the batteries making
the trip from San Diego anyway... figure $16k
These guys have their Zivan set to charge from 240 volts. They have the big 240AH batteries and have
gotten 50 miles of range. I think the roof rack for delivering their companies steel products helps with
the range.

code by jerry