New Body WrapA look from the rear
OwnerThomas Carpenter
LocationOwosso, Michigan United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1989 Isuzu Pup
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Drivetrainmanual 5 speed with out clutch
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries20 Interstate U2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
220 Ah
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco 120 volt
15 amp 120 volt desin
HeaterTook out old block heater and heater core and installed new electric heater 1500 watt.
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
144 VDC to 14 VDC
Instrumentation0-400 Ammeter
60-160 Voltmeter (Westach)
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
In winter with new batteries
Accelerationfaster than old 2.3 4cyl that was worn out
Range48 Miles (77 Kilometers)
on 20 to 30 degree days
now in summer 40 to 50 miles
48 miles driven at 50 to 55 mph
Watt Hours/Mile265 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:199,000 Miles (320,191 Kilometers)
Current:207,832 Miles (334,401 Kilometers)
Total:8,832 Miles (14,210 Kilometers)
    As of 9/6/2007
Seating Capacity2 adults (maybe 3 squeeze)
Curb Weight3,880 Pounds (1,763 Kilograms)
weighed with driver
Conversion Timestarted conv Sep 27, 2005 made maiden voyage Mar 3, 2006
Conversion Costabout $7000 total including truck at moment
Additional FeaturesTilt bed from parts for S-10 conversion from Bob Batson EV-America. The reason for the battery charger change is I have more control of the Rusco over the Zivan. It seems to be charging my batteries fuller and I have more power and distance.

Check out the new changes to my web site updated Sep 5th, 2007.

A big thanks to Bob Batson at EV-America for all the help and support. Like they say a conversion is never done.

Just got truck back from local graphics shop Cutting Edge Graphics with a full body wrap. Pictures added Feb 2nd 2007.

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