OwnerTim McCann
Owner's Other EV1980 Jet Electrica 007
LocationGlendale, California United States map
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Vehicle1961 Chevrolet Corvair Rampside
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 Speed
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K LV
Batteries48 CALB/Skyenergy 180, 3.45 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
HeaterNot yet
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
InstrumentationAmmeter/Voltmeter, Manzinita Micro BMS and SOC display set up
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
so far
Accelerationnot sure, but pretty close to the stock ice acceleration.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
Unfortunatly I live up hill from every where...
Watt Hours/Mile350 Wh/Mile
These numbers come from an average round trip commute to work that's about 15 miles. It takes ~10% to get to work and ~25% to get home
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,100 Pounds (1,409 Kilograms)
2200 front, 2200 rear
It was origanly converted by a high school in AZ using grant money and donations in 1997. I purchased it in September 2004. It was in rough shape, but driveable. After ~6 months I upped the voltage from 96 to 144, replaced the controller, the charger, all the wiring and added a dc/dc converter. Replaced the lead acid pack with li-ion in 2011, 1300 pounds lighter makes a big difference!

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