A sea of batteriesEnjoy the viewVery Sharp TruckUnder the hoodRUNS ON 120 VOLTSSnow?
OwnerTony Ascrizzi
Owner's Other EVs1980 Volkswagen Rabbit
1987 Volkswagen Golf
LocationNew Underwood, South Dakota United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1995 Toyota Xtracab
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrainoriginal 5 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-1200 Raptor
Batteries40 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerK and W
120 VAC onboard,
Lester 240 VAC 25 Amp for off-board
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC40LV
and PC35LV with Optima "Yellow Top" backup
InstrumentationInstrument cluster mounted E-meter operated via cruise control buttons on steering wheel
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Range120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
freeway, 150 city
Seating Capacity2 adults comfortably, 4 using jump seats
Curb Weight5,260 Pounds (2,390 Kilograms)
Tires8 ply, 185/70 R 14 radial (upgrade soon to 15" LLR)
Additional FeaturesAdjustable rear air bag suspension
Toyota MR2 electro-hydraulic power steering
High power stereo (240 watts rms) with Sony CD,
'JL Audio' 8 inch subwoofer
Hella lights
Security system
"ELECTRIC" decals
Whistler 300 watt inverter
A note from John Wayland.
"The long range Red Beastie was created by Dick Finley. I was involved in the project from the beginning, and honored that he asked me to complete it when he became too ill to do it himself. Dick was 78 when he passed away in the Fall of '97. He was a radical EVer always pushing the envelope and a friend I'll never forget."

A note from Tony:
The Red Beastie was destroyed in an unrelated structure fire in 2006. Motor and transmission were salvaged and are going to be used to recreate another Red Beastie.

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