Under the hoodTrunkSolar PanelsSolar on home
OwnerDr. Larry Tillman
LocationSouth Charleston, Ohio United States map
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Vehicle1991 Geo Metro
Convertible, kind of sporty with the top down.
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. D&D Series Wound DC
84 Volt
DrivetrainStock 5-speed transmission
ControllerAlltrax 7245
36/72 volt
Batteries15 Everstart DC246, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
deep cycle marine total weight of batteries-850 lbs.
System Voltage84 Volts
ChargerSchumacher 6 amp (7 chargers)
7, 6 Amp individual chargers - 1 for every 2 batteries
Heater12 volt resistance still very cold in winter but it keeps the windshield clear. Better wear a coat.
DC/DC Converter
low voltage warning light on one battery that comes on if battery voltage drops to 10 volts in that monitored battery
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
right off the charger, but it likes 45-50 mph a whole lot better
AccelerationPretty quick, but I got tired showing off at the light and needing to replace connectors.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
One day I managed 50 miles but I was going pretty slow. 30 is more realistic.
Watt Hours/MileDon't know for sure but at the current rate of electricity in my area, it cost me about a penny per mile, or nothing if I charge off of the solar system at the house.
EV Miles
Current:18,000 Miles (28,962 Kilometers)
    As of 8/25/2008
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,900 Pounds (863 Kilograms)
850 lbs total battery weight
TiresFirestone SS 40 psi
Conversion Time3 months, but still working and making changes
Conversion Cost$4,000 plus some change
Additional FeaturesI have a 2 meter ham radio transceiver (KB8GJG)
I am in the process of constructing a tow-behind extended range (unlimited) trailer. The trailer that weight 252 lbs pulls almost effortlessly behind the car and consists of a 15 HP B&S gas engine, 60 amp alternator running at 90 volts or less. The engine will be running on ordinary gasoline and HHO (hydrogen/oxygen generator) I have one of these units on my old Chevy S-10 and went from 25 MPG to 42.6 MPG. (best test). For more information on this HHO generator go to WWW.water4gas.com

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