Under the hood.In the trunkPFC-1500 110 VAC / 230 VAC  144VDCDash viewInstalling the motor1231C-8601 controller
OwnerScott Fletcher
LocationGarland, Texas United States map
Vehicle1992 Mazda Protege
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries12 Trojan T1275, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC2000+
HeaterElectric ceramic. Uses the existing 12v blower
and vents.
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
12V 30Amp
Instrumentationanalog amp meter
analog volt meter
Top Speed73 MPH (117 KPH)
Fast enough to get on the highway on my drive to
Range43 Miles (69 Kilometers)
That is the max I have been able to coax out of
it by not
exceeding 35 mph and slowly accelerating.
EV Miles
Start:176,600 Miles (284,149 Kilometers)
Current:184,000 Miles (296,056 Kilometers)
Total:7,400 Miles (11,906 Kilometers)
    As of 9/30/2019
Seating Capacity5 adults
TiresPut new tires on it before the inspection.
Conversion Time1 year working weekends and evenings. Probably
300 hours.
Conversion CostAround 10K total including the cost of the used
car body.
Additional FeaturesReplaced the power steering rack and pinion with a manual
rack and pinion instead of capping of the power steering
rack. This keeps the car relatively easy to steer.

Put new struts on the car immediately before starting the
conversion. After the conversion I added spring spacers to
bring the rear up to original height.

Before the conversion I rebuilt the rear brakes. The front
disk and pads were and are still in good condition.
The car is for sale.

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