OwnerSteve Powers
Owner's Other EVs1992 Ford Festiva
1979 Plymounth ETV-1
1993 Ford Festiva
1980 Jet Industries Electrica 007
1999 Solectria Force
2013 Wheego Life
LocationAtlanta, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1983 Mitsubishi Cordia
MotorAdvanced DC 9 inch double shaft Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed manual with clutch
ControllerZapi 120V, 500 Amp, with Regen
Includes handheld programmer
Batteries10 Interstate Group 29, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
8 batteries with 2009 date code, 2
batteries with 2013 date code. All test
OK. Car has not been driven much at all,
but the "Zivan battery eater" destroyed
one battery and a second was bought to
replace the accy battery that also died
when the DC-DC quit working.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan K2
Set at 120 V, adjustable for different
voltages. If set wrong, will kill your
batteries - be warned. Currently using 6A
smart chargers, one per battery while car is
stored to keep batteries charged.
Heater12V defroster
DC/DC Converter Todd Engineering, 40 Amp,
Broken. Need to replace. Who thought it
was a good idea to use an unsealed power
supply as a DC-DC converter? Currently
using Group 29 marine battery for accys.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Very fast
AccelerationWill slip clutch in 1st gear.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Fast, not far. Only 10 batteries. Good for
around town.
EV Miles
Current:125 Miles (201 Kilometers)
    As of 5/17/2013
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tires13" P15580R13. Intentionally, choose
these small narrow tires to improve
efficiency. They are actually undersized
for the car. Stock is P16580R13. They
are about 1.7% under on the spedo, but not
even 2 MPH off at 55 MPH. At slow speed
the difference is negligable.
Conversion CostAbout $3000 when all said and done.
Car is rough shape, but fast. Interesting car and turn key
ready to drive. Absolutely needs some TLC to be a daily driver
but has potential.

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