Eletruk SideInstrument panel
OwnerRoger Swearingen
LocationRedmond, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1999 Ford Ford Ranger EV NiMH (OEM)
Formerly leased by LAX.
MotorSiemens 1PV5133 3-Phase AC
282 Amp RMS (400 peak),
67 Kw peak (30 Kw continuous)
42 Horse Power
Ford Motor Company rated this motor at 90 HP
3500 - 9700 RPM,
6 pole, 3 Phase AC Induction
Liquid Cooled
Part No: 1PV5133-4WS20 W11
Weight: 178 lbs
DrivetrainSingle speed directly connected
combination gear reducer and differential
Final ratio 12.518:1
Ford Custom Siemens AC drive
ControllerSiemens A 312V67 MS
Factory custom
Batteries25 Panasonic EV-95, 12.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
1050 Pounds mounted in composite box between frame rails
Volts dc Empty 280Vdc - Full 350Vdc
System Voltage320 Volts
6.6 kW on-board Avcon 240 VAC inlet individual battery monitoring/balancing
HeaterCeramic core resistive heater
Also has A/C driven from high voltage DC compressor.
DC/DC ConverterLambda
100A Water cooled
Ford OEM Mfg. by Lambda
Instrumentationanalog read outs for speedometer, economy gauge, on/off notification, state of charge, and temp.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Limited to 60 MPH (100 KPH)in Economic mode with regeneration
Acceleration0-50 MPH in 12.5 sec
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
The pack originally had 95Ah per battery, but currently I only get about 40Ah each, so range is not as much as other NiMH Rangers.
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
This is taken from the watthour meter on the wall, rather than from the truck itself, so it includes charger & battery losses.
EV Miles
Start:20,500 Miles (32,984 Kilometers)
Current:29,977 Miles (48,232 Kilometers)
Total:9,477 Miles (15,248 Kilometers)
    As of 4/19/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults and a child.
Curb Weight4,100 Pounds (1,863 Kilograms)
GVWR: 5350 Pounds
Payload: 1250 Pounds
TiresUniroyal Tigerpaw LRR (50 psi)
original OEM installed
Conversion TimeProduction model
I am the 2nd owner, after it was released from lease by LAX. Faint outlines of the LAX stickers can be seen on the door in the right light.
I replaced the lamps with LEDs and updated the front/rear light with aftermarket Euro style replacements.
Still has the original Panasonic EV-95 batteries, and still gets the same (somewhat limited) range as when I bought it 4 years ago.

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