OwnerDon Alston
LocationMadison, Wisconsin United States map
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Vehicle1991 Saturn SL2
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001A Series Wound DC
Batteries12 US Battery EV-145, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerK and W
HeaterThe overgrown hair dryer element I got with my kit is installed and works but only to keep the windshield clear. I dress like I'm walking to my destination or take my truck.
DC/DC ConverterZivan
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeI probably spent a total of 100 hours over the coarse of 2 years doing this conversion
Conversion Cost$10,000 ish
As of 5-30-08 I have been using this car as my daily transportation for about 2 months. I have not bought gas in over a month, I do still have a gas pick-up for hauling, long distance and extremely cold weather. I hope to get 90% of my miles on average out of this EV, buy a diesel pick-up and use 99.9% Bio-diesel I can get locally for the other 10%.

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