OwnerRob Hirschfeld
LocationRollingwood, Texas United States map
Vehicle1996 Toyota RAV4
4 door mini-SUV
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainManual, FWD Transverse. Clutchless shifted.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries12 Trojan J150, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
220 VAC charger with temperature sensor
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne SD350-D
InstrumentationVolt & Ammeter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
I completed 30 miles of mostly highway driving and had charge for 10 miles of city driving.
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:146,000 Miles (234,914 Kilometers)
Current:148,250 Miles (238,534 Kilometers)
Total:2,250 Miles (3,620 Kilometers)
    As of 10/4/2009
Seating Capacity5
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
Conversion Time120 shop hours (at least 100 more in planning and blogging)
Conversion CostJust under $10k
Additional FeaturesPlanned: Power Steering
The ICE came out on 1/28/07 and the first powered road drive was 6/24/07. Now is a daily commuter.

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