Side ViewGarageVoltmeterTrunkJ-1772125 miles per charge
OwnerRussell Fauver
LocationPatrick, South Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1999 Solectria Force
100% electric car!
Twelve solar panels on the garage provide more than enough energy to cover 100% of my driving.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria 3-Phase AC
induction motor with regenerative braking
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
Batteries58 Calb CA100, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage185 Volts
ChargerElcon 5000
Input: 100-250 volt AC
Output: 21 amps @ 196 volts DC
HeaterCeramic electric heater for the cold days and Air Conditioning for the summer months
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
13.2 volts
InstrumentationSolectria AH meter and an after market voltmeter
Top Speed72 MPH (115 KPH)
Computer limited
Range130 city, 95 hwy.
EV Miles
Current:108,000 Miles (173,772 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,180 Pounds (990 Kilograms)
Additional FeaturesPretty much just a stock Solectria Force, only thing I did was replace the original batteries and charger.
July 2014 removed the extension cord style plug from under the gas door and installed a J-1772 charge port.

Aug 2014 Activated the cruise control feature in the factory motor controller.

Sept 2014 62,000 electric miles and going strong.

Feb. 2015, upgraded sound system with Bluetooth audio and new speakers.

May 2016 have 3 years on these batteries and still getting 120+ miles per charge.

December 2016, 78,800 total electric miles. Today makes 30,000 on the CALB CA100's. Still delivering good power.

October 2018, 100,000 all-electric miles!

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