OwnerKen Albright
LocationChico, California United States map
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Vehicle1986 Volkswagen Scirocco
Rescued from the cruncher.
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed transaxle
ControllerCurtis 1231
Batteries15 US Battery 8VGCHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NC-3
HeaterOne ceramic coil. Keeps the windshield clear.
DC/DC ConverterZivan NC-1
InstrumentationAmp (High and Low), Volt
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Still had pedal, front end getting squirrelly.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Usually don't push it that far
EV Miles
Start:112,846 Miles (181,569 Kilometers)
Current:129,248 Miles (207,960 Kilometers)
Total:16,402 Miles (26,390 Kilometers)
    As of 4/12/2014
Seating CapacityTwo. I removed the back seat to place batteries there.
Curb Weight4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)
Max gross for car.
Conversion TimeAbout 100 man hours over 6 months.
Conversion CostAbout $8K

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