OwnerJim Seibert
LocationNew Braunfels, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1992 Toyota Celica
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Drivetrainstock 5 speed manual, front wheel drive
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
Batteries14 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
4 in front 10 in trunk
System Voltage112 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
Heaterplan is to use hot water tank and stock core
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems
no 12 Volt battery
Instrumentationborrowed Westach Voltmeter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
but she had more to give
Accelerationabout like a Volkswagen Beetle, circa 1966
Range34 Miles (54 Kilometers)
but increasing as batteries/driver break in
Seating Capacity4 adults
Tirescheap ones that came with car, but have lots of tread
Conversion Time1.5 years
Conversion CostApprox $6500 plus donor
Additional FeaturesSunroof
power windows
power door locks.
Splash guards and more instrumentation would be nice as well. Toughest part of the conversion: 1. Had to ship tranny off to get adapter made (3 months and $$) 2. Mounting 14x70 pound. batteries to a unibody car 3. Mounting right front axle "cage bearing" to electric motor- used to mount to ICE, and took some work to mount to the electric motor. What I would do differently: take longer to find a donor in better shape. Driving to work with it every day now!

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