OwnerDoug Brentlinger
LocationNewark, California US map
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Vehicle1982 Dodge Rampage
Front wheel drive pickup based on the Dodge Daytona. Low, light, good aeros.
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
Bought it used, on the road 9 years and 24k miles. Had it tuned up during my upgrade to TS Lion.
Drivetrain9" ADC motor, 144 volt Curtis controller, 40 Thunder Sky 160ah Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, 110-220 volt charger, Elithion BMS,
ControllerCurtis
144 volts
Batteries40 Thunder Sky 160 AH, 3.70 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage140 Volts
ChargerLcom ESP2000
110-220 volt charger, 2000 watts.
Heaternone
DC/DC ConverterIota 35 amps
InstrumentationVolt and amp gauge, Elithion display
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Pb was 70, now hits 75 and has more if I stayed on the throttle.
AccelerationPb required a start in first gear, now second gear works better and pulls to 60 on an onramp. Use to get to 40 or 45 on an onramp. Works great!!
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Been on the road 2 weeks, two trips of 50+ with power to spare.
Watt Hours/MileDon't know
EV Miles
Current:24,000 Miles (38,616 Kilometers)
 
    As of 9/7/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults when I have a passenger seat!
Curb Weight2,440 Pounds (1,109 Kilograms)
With 20 6 volt flooded cell, 3370, with 15 8 volt flooded, 2940, with 40 160ah TS, 2440.
Tires175/65-14 radials
Conversion Time3 years for lead truck, 7 months to convert to Lion
Conversion CostOriginal conversion $3k because I got used parts. Lion conversion $13K.
Additional FeaturesThe batteries are in a tray under the bed of the truck so I can haul motorcycles and other big things.
The 8 volt conversion was a mistake, the range dropped too much. The Lithium is the wave of the future!!

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