OwnerBrandon Stafford
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts United States map
VehiclePorsche 914
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrainstock transmission
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
Batteries13 Trojan SCS225, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
DC/DC ConverterVicor Batmod Jr
failed quickly
InstrumentationE-Meter plus custom monitoring system
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in more than 3 years, so far
RangeAround town and then some
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
TiresConti Eco-Contacts, 175/55-15
Conversion Time6 months to driving, but improvements are ongoing
Conversion Cost$7000 to driving, including the car
The Electric Banana lived in Palo Alto, California, for the first 20 years of its life, the last 3 as an EV. In the summer of 2004, I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the car came with me.

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