Before Forward Battery BoxOriginal Motor/Transmission RemovedNo Drive Train, New Springs addedThe Engine RoomBattery Configuration
OwnerGrant Burke
LocationPenrith, Sydney, New South Wales Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1987 Toyota Camry
Station Wagon
MotorAdvanced DC FBI-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Five (5) speed manual
ControllerCurtis 1231C-7701
72-120V, 550A
Batteries20 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
120V - 18A
Switch Mode
Heater200 watt, 12V Hair Dryer
DC/DC ConverterStatronics
120V to 13.8V
Curtis Fuel Guage
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Car is usually used in restricted speed zones, 30mph, 35mph, 42mph and 50mph
AccelerationZippy take-off in 3rd Gear on level ground. Generally drive around town in 3rd gear. Use 1st and 2nd for hill starts.
Range42 Miles (67 Kilometers)
Estimate only.
Have done 27 miles on just over half a charge so far.
EV Miles
Start:173,754 Miles (279,570 Kilometers)
Current:174,165 Miles (280,231 Kilometers)
Total:411 Miles (661 Kilometers)
    As of 5/16/2007
Seating Capacity2 only
Curb Weight3,660 Pounds (1,663 Kilograms)
Car originally weighed 2780lbs.
Tires195/70R15 Toyo 330RD, running 40psi
Conversion TimeAbout six (6) months overall
Conversion CostAbout $15,000AUD
Additional Features12V Evaporative Coooler
Alloy Wheels
Looking at Solar panels for roof and bonnet
On-board re-charging (looking at options)

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