Sparky Tailgate
OwnerPhillip Shaw
LocationAustin, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1999 Ford Ranger EV
MotorSiemens 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainSiemens 3 phase AC
Batteries25 Panasonic EV-95, 12.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
So far as I know this is the original battery pack. 27kW capacity
System Voltage300 Volts
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationAccording to several friends who have driven Sparky, the acceleration is better than a stock ICE Ranger
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
The best range comes from moderate speed, and minimizing starts and stops.
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:32,488 Miles (52,273 Kilometers)
Current:33,516 Miles (53,927 Kilometers)
Total:1,028 Miles (1,654 Kilometers)
    As of 7/21/2010
Seating Capacity3 adults on a split bench seat
TiresRound ones
Conversion TimeThis is a Ford OEM Ranger EV, not a conversion
Additional FeaturesSparky will haul a half cubic yard of almost anything. Nominal cargo capacity of 1,250 lbs.

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