Front battery packRear air suspensionTach & AmpsTransCanada batteriesTilt BedRear battery pack
OwnerAlain Brilliard
LocationSaint-Eustache, Quebec Canada map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1994 GMC Sonoma
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
9.1", double shaft
Drivetrainstock, 5 speed transmission
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K - LV
Batteries24 2GC-220 from Trans-Canada, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
210Ah golf-cart batteries
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3 and NG5
NG3(120 VAC 15 Amp circuit)
NG5 (240 VAC 32 Amp circuit)
HeaterTwo PTC heater
DC/DC ConverterIota GPC 45 with IQ4
12V 45A Power supply
96Vac to 144Vac or 96Vdc to 180Vdc
InstrumentationVoltmeter, Ammeter, thermometers for battery pack
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
limited with Zilla Drive
Accelerationnot yet
Range37 Miles (59 Kilometers)
estimated, at 50% of DoD
EV Miles
Start:143,381 Miles (230,700 Kilometers)
Current:143,381 Miles (230,700 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 1/22/2009
Seating Capacity3 or 2 like me!
Curb Weight4,700 Pounds (2,136 Kilograms)
TiresFalken ZE512 225/40ZR18
Conversion Costmore than $10k
Additional Features- Tilting bed
- Full ajustable air suspension
- My project has started in December 2005. - I choose all of parts at end of January.
- June, removal of ICE, rust control, small body repair and cleanup the truck.
- 2006JN26, the rear air suspension is installed. Drawing for the three battery pak is made.
- 2006AU16, New wheels and tires! A lot of trouble to fit the batteries in the frame...
- 2007FE21, Long winter, it's really cold in the garage. But the packs for the batteries is in progress.
- 2008SE18, Pre-assembled and test the electric heater (PTC)With OMRON relais to control the intensity. Work well!
- 2009JA22, Air suspension fully fonctionnal. All battery set in place. Work on hydraulic pump and circuitry for powersteering/ hydro-Boost in progress... Estimated go on road mid-april.

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