Lectric Leopard 964A  Left sideLectric Leopard 964A Left rearLectric Leopard RearBusy cockpitRear BatteriesFront batteriesInterior
Owner's Other EV2006 Myers Motors NMG
LocationProvidence Forge, Virginia United States map
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Vehicle1980 Fiat Strada
Lectric Leopard 964A US Electricar built car based on a Fiat Strada. This car was a dealer's demonstrator car recently released from storage with 1692 miles.
MotorGeneral Electric BT1346 Series Wound DC
Self Ventilated, 23 HP - 3285 RPM - 99.4V - 201 Amps
max speed 6,500 rpm.
DrivetrainStock five speed transmission
Controller HBS 800C SCR Panel
US Electricar built?
Batteries16, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
25 year old original batteries, I will probably replace with either 6V or 8V Trojans and perhaps increase the voltage
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerUS Electricar MPC5A
HeaterElectric (US Electricar)
DC/DC Converter None
Uses a 12 volt battery.
InstrumentationStandard plus voltmeter & ammeter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Typically 60 to 65 (published)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
60 miles was advertised.
Watt Hours/MileUnknown
EV Miles
Start:1,692 Miles (2,722 Kilometers)
Current:1,692 Miles (2,722 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityFour (stock body with four doors and a hatchback)
Curb Weight2,900 Pounds (1,318 Kilograms)
2900 Gross advertised
TiresNew tires added by the dealer just to get it rolling.
Conversion TimeProfessionally done upon car's birth! Cost of rebuild is starting.
Conversion CostRebuild cost so far: $1,500 for controller and misc electrical parts.
Additional Features23 HP GE traction motor, solid state (SCR)variable pulse width and frequency modulated speed control system
Mice damaged some wiring. Battery compartment has been cleaned up and old batteries have been disposed of. Lots of potential with new charger and controller choices. Still deciding whether to raise the voltage and/or amount of lead.

Update 5/2008: Controller on order and plans in the works to run at 96-120V.

The motor spins freely on 12V.

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