Mohawk TEVanOn the road again
OwnerJames Wolfe
Owner's Other EVs1982 Pontiac J2000
1993 Dodge TEVan
1988 Pontiac Fiero
1995 Solectria E-10
1999 Dodge EPIC
Junior Dragster
LocationGlendale, Arizona US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1993 Dodge TEVan
Factory built Electric Vehicle based on the T-115 series 5-Passenger Caravan
MotorGeneral Electric Separately Excited DC
- 54 Kilowatts
- 35 HP continous, 70 HP Peak
- Oil and Air cooled
DrivetrainFWD Transaxle by Gear Vandors. (clutch use required only for shifting between low and high forward gears)
ControllerGeneral Electric proprietary
- Solid State Microprocessors
- On-Board Diagnostics
Batteries30 Saft STM5-180, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerMartin-Marietta
Power Factor corrected, selectable 20A or 40A outputs from 120V to 220V 3-Phase inputs
Heater8.8 Kw 3-stage Ceramic
DC/DC ConverterGeneral Electric Vicor modules
100A with NO 12V aux battery
InstrumentationMotor Temp and Fuel guage shows approximate % fuel remaining
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
The specs say 70 but I've had the SRP van over 70.
Acceleration- 0-30 MPH: 9.0 Seconds
- 25-50 MPH: 18.0 Seconds
- 0-50 MPH: 25 Seconds
04-15-2012 @ SIR, (Tucson), in the quarter mile was 27.622 @ 50.40 Mph
Range86 Miles (138 Kilometers)
- 90 Miles SAE J227a C-Cycle
- 80 Miles (Estimated FUDS)
- 70 Miles (Typical with A/C on)
- 60 Miles (Typical with Heater on)
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
From SRP van experience
EV Miles
Current:6,480 Miles (10,426 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 passengers
Curb Weight5,060 Pounds (2,300 Kilograms)
Payload is speced @ 5 Passengers + 50 Lbs or 840 Lbs Total Cargo. (GVW is 5900 Lbs)
Conversion CostThis Van sold new for $120,000
Originally this 47th TEVan was sold to Niagra Mohawk in upstate New York. It was sold at auction and made it's way to California where I purchased it on 08-06-2011 and brought it to Glendale, Arizona.

21-10-2011: It goes on the charger at 9:00 Pm tonight.. with it's 18+ year old batteries. it's alive!

04-01-2012: Turned over 6850 miles this evening.
Haven't found why it wants to regen in High gear as soon as the accelerator is released, that really hurts the range.

04-15-2012: Ran the quarter mile at Southwest International Raceway in Tucson and came within .1 second and .05 Mph of tyeing the record for SP/C.
The record is 27.525 @ 50.44. I ran 27.622 @ 50.40 on 19 year old batteries no less!

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