OwnerHowie Kubsch
Owner's Other EV2012 Chevrolet Volt
LocationLake Placid, Florida United States map
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Vehicle1980 Commuter Vehicles Inc. ComutaCar EV
This EV was owned and displayed in a Historical Society for last 6 years. I purchased it in March of 2012 and restored it for the CitiCar Meet of the Century held October 13 thru 21, 2012 in Sebring, FL. Sebring is the hometown of this historic C-Car EV of the 1970's and early 1980's. This car is Emron Standard Blue in color. Sebring celebrated it's 100th Anniversary in October, 2012. The CitiCars & ComutaCars were there to celebrate the event and pay tribute to the developer, Mr. Robert Beaumont and his CitiCar EV! The ComutaCars were there too !
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
6 HP
DrivetrainDana Axle
Contactor Controller, 3 step micro-switches controlled by accelerator pedal...
Batteries8 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Trojan T-105 X 8, Drivetrain, 1 12 Volt Evercharge Marine battery for accessories
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerLester 48 VDC
As supplied by original manufacturer - Commuter Vehicles Inc. Sebring, FL Industrial Park at the Sebring Airport complex.
Heaterelectric motor heat via rubber spril tubings to vents inside pass. compartment
InstrumentationSpedo, voltmeter for fuel guage
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Contactors , 1st 24 Volts with series resister nets 12MPH, 2nd 24 Volts 2 sets of 24v strings in parallel nets 22 MPH , 3rd 8 6v. batts = 48 vdc in Series nets 40 MPH on level ground with no headwind ! .
AccelerationSlow and slower
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
With new batteries and consertive driving with 2 people in car, can go up to 40 miles
EV Miles
Start:7,840 Miles (12,614 Kilometers)
Current:8,310 Miles (13,370 Kilometers)
Total:470 Miles (756 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,450 Pounds (659 Kilograms)
Aluminum frame, ABS plastic body, 8 Trogan 6V batteries
Tires4.80 X 12 Trailer tires at 60PSI
Conversion TimeHistoric Unrestored OEM vehicle by Comumuter Vehicles Inc. Sebring, FL
Conversion Cost6K$ new
Additional FeaturesAlarm bell with doorbell switch, nice to alert walkers, bikers, fun to panic folks too!
My ComutaCar has been operational since Sept. 2012. Participated in in 5 parades in Sebring, Lake Placid area. 6 Car shows, 2 trophies. Also, we held the "C-Car Event of the Century" in October, 2012 in Sebring, Fl . This celebration was tied in with the Sebring, Fl 100th anniversary. We had about 12 C-Cars and EV's in the downtown area, at the Sebring International Raceway, at the Sebring Historical Society and at the Sebring Airport. As well, we had seminar and dinner and presentations at the Historic Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring, FL Great EV touring with the Sebring, FL built "C-Cars". In October 2013, we had a follow-up C-Car meet as part of Sebring, FL Founders Day. We had 6 C-Car EV's at the Historic Sebring Circle for founders day celebrations. As well, there were 3 Modern day EV's on Display, a 2011 Nissan Leaf, a 2012 Bright Red Chevy Volt (mine) and a Red 2013 Chevy Volt from California. Another great day of showing off the All Electric C-Cars' built in Sebring, FL, all fully licensable and 39 Years ahead of the EV's now on the market. The little CitiCar EVs and ComutaCars are still on the road today, still using DC for power and still FUN to own and drive. Onward, ever onward C-Cars EV's. 11/23/13 HCK

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