OwnerJ. Mike "Sparky" Rollins
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1985 Chevrolet S-10
Electric 1985 S-10. Inspired by Bob Brant's book. Most of the components purchased from KTA Services.
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainAdvanced DC - Manual S10 Transmission with clutch.
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
Batteries48 GBS 100 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
I began with 18, 8 Volt lead-acid batteries - over 1,000 lbs. I swapped these out for 350 lbs of Lithium, and I have the same range.
System Voltage154 Volts
Have not settled on a particular charger and BMS yet.
HeaterKTA Services
DC/DC ConverterZivan
InstrumentationDeveloped by Green Cycle Design Group.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
It may be able to go more than 70, but I have not needed to do that yet.
Range41 Miles (65 Kilometers)
I have gone 41 miles. Could probably do more.
Watt Hours/Mile345 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:59,322 Miles (95,449 Kilometers)
Current:70,163 Miles (112,892 Kilometers)
Total:10,841 Miles (17,443 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,950 Pounds (1,340 Kilograms)
Tires4 of them
Conversion TimeThe basic conversion took about 5 months.
Conversion CostTruck + parts + old batteries + new batteries + many mistakes = about $15,000.

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