(former owner, EV has been sold)
|Location||Albany, California US map|
|Vehicle||1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup |
120 Volts, 20 US 125s, Zilla Z1k, Skokan 220 V charger.
|Motor||Advanced DC 8 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||4 speed transaxle|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Z1K|
With Hairball I
Serial number of this controller is 003
one of the first I guess
|Batteries||20 US Battery 125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Originally I ran Optima Yellow Tops when first converted in 1997. At that time I used a Curtis 25 controller I got from Scott Cornell. When it died I got the Z1K from Otmar.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
|Charger||Skokan fill in later|
220V 3 stage
|Heater||none, have used a hair dryer in the past|
|DC/DC Converter||Kelly fill in later|
Recently replaced the one hand built by Dave Harp
|Top Speed||75 MPH (120 KPH)|
Ah not sure if the present batteries can muster the 400+ amps it took to get to 75 with the yellow tops.
|Acceleration||not so good now, estimate 0-60 in a minute or so.|
|Range||30 Miles (48 Kilometers)|
30 with the yellow tops.
now hoping for 40 with the us 125s
|Watt Hours/Mile||250 Wh/Mile |
about 2 Kwh for 10 miles at slowish speed. in KWH/mile terms 5m/kwh
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Michelin Proxima RR (low RR, 50 psi tires from EV1)|
|Conversion Time||est 100 hrs of my time +_ 30 hrs|
|At the moment I am living in a small duplex in Albany with no 220 in the garage. I ride my bike to work most days because I work 3 miles from home.|
Have sold this vehicle to Hans Jorgensen ~ 2010