OwnerCory Cross
LocationSeattle, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1980 Triumph Spitfire
Sweet-looking Spitfire!
Originally converted in Florida using lead-acid batteries, eventually damaged by previous owner. Reconverted by Pacific EV in Seattle.
MotorNetgain Nine-inch Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 4-speed transmission
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Going to be replaced with custom 250V controller
Batteries10 Saft NHE10-100, 120.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
These are only putting 300A peak with massive voltage sag. Going to try adding 6 more, which should be enough to get the car on the freeway comfortably.
System Voltage120 Volts
Charger Pacific EV off-wall charger
Custom-designed Ah-counting charger, with temperature sensor inputs from the NiMH as well.
Heater12V heated seat
DC/DC ConverterIntelli Power
InstrumentationBruce Sherry Meter for now
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
...downhill.
Acceleration20kw-25kw right now
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
At 25-35mph, some hills
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
Will probably improve once the transmission is replaced.
Seating CapacityTwo average or shorter people
Curb Weight1,800 Pounds (818 Kilograms)
Rough number, only about 175 pounds more than stock
She'll be for sale once she's fixed up, around $8500 with new transmission, battery system, and vehicle control system.

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