|Owner's Other EV||1994 Duffy 21|
|Location||Hendersonville, Tennessee US map|
|Vehicle||1989 Ford Ranger |
Ford Ranger XLT short bed.
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001 Compound Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Rear wheel drive.|
First gear 30 mph 5500 rpm
Second gear 55 mph 5000 rpm
This is a 400 amp controller. I think a
500/550 amp controller would be much
|Batteries||20 US Battery US-2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Battery rated at 232AH @ 20 hour rate
Replaced Exide 3600 Batteries on June
15 2010 with US-2200. I had 430 charges
on Exide batteries and 9,421 miles.
Distance was down to 18 miles with two
people in truck.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
220 VAC on board
|Heater||2) 1500 watt ceramic cores. About 30 amp |
draw off traction battery.
|DC/DC Converter||Zivan NG1|
|Instrumentation||Curtis E meter, Volt meter, Amp meter, |
Tach, Speedometer, Controller Temp, Motor
Temp, Battery Temp.
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
This was for a distance of 1.5 miles. One
off ramp to the next off ramp.
|Acceleration||0 - 60 1:13|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
80% DOD Charge at 50%
|Watt Hours/Mile||27 Wh/Mile |
At 45mph I am drawing between 150 and 200
amps on a level road.
|Tires||Dunlop P225 70R14|
|Conversion Time||1 year 10 months|
|I paid $250.00 dollars for the truck with a hole in the |
block, and spent $3,500.00 dollars to paint and replace old
worn out parts with new ones.
I drive it about 60 miles a week and charge batteries
between 15 and 30 miles.
All the lights were replaced with led's and the oil, gas and
temp gauges were converted to temperature gauges.
Bob Batson at EV America supplied most of the conversion
parts and was a great deal of help.
I couldn't be happier with the reliability and performance.
As of February 2012 I have put 15,200 trouble free miles on
the truck. Range is down to about 30 miles.
It costs me about 4 cents a mile for electricity.