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OwnerSteve Wilson
LocationHyde Park, New York United States map
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Vehicle1985 Chevrolet S-10
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 Wheel Drive 4 speed manual transmission with clutch
ControllerCurtis 1231C
with cooling fans underneath
Batteries20 US Battery 2300, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
(T-125 type)
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerLester 7740
Lestronic 7740 - 120LCR25-5ET ferro-resonant, (off-board)
Heaterelectric hydronic 750 Watt (original core with 120 Volt electric water heater and circulator pump)
DC/DC Converter
12 Volt accessory battery is charged by a NAPA 6 Amp charger and an alternator coupled to the second motor shaft
Instrumentationa) Cruising Systems KWH meter+ with RS232 data connection for a laptop computer
b) 400A Ammeter
c) 150V Voltmeter
d) motor overtemp indicator lamp
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
level road
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
to 35 miles useable, depending on terrain and temp
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:70,000 Miles (112,630 Kilometers)
Current:86,000 Miles (138,374 Kilometers)
Total:16,000 Miles (25,744 Kilometers)
    As of 7/30/2006
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight4,500 Pounds (2,045 Kilograms)
51% front, 49% rear
TiresMichelin XCX/APT P235/75R15 on OEM aluminum wheels
Additional Featuresa) tilting bed with Craftec tonneau cover
b) alternator regen charging of 12 Volt system
c) power brakes with 12 Volt Gast vacuum pump system
d) 120 VAC battery heater system in the boxes supplied via charger cable
e) 12 Volt battery box ventilation system
Converted by EVermont Project from ICE at around 70K miles, now has about 86K miles. This is an extended cab version S-10 with the jump seats removed manual steering, no air conditioning, driveline retains original 4WD transfer case and front differential.

Future upgrade plans:
1) new carpeting, seat covers, other detailing items
2) battery instrumentation
3) onboard charger system
4) complete the sound system
5) tachometer
6) 132V or 144V traction system (but then I'll need a new charger)

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