Motor  Trans.Kostov  AdapterMotor in TruckBattery BoxesDialhubTach Sensor
OwnerDave Luiz
LocationSebastopol, California United States map
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Vehicle1993 Ford Ranger
extended cab pickup
MotorKostov Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal clutch and 4speed manual trans with overdrive
ControllerAuburn Scientific PWC600-192 Grizzly
Batteries32 Optima 750 DS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top in parallel/series
System Voltage192 Volts
ChargerZivan NG5
240 VAC 5 kWatt with Zivan Smoother battery manager.
HeaterResistance element in place of radiator
DC/DC ConverterVicor V300A15C500
175-375VDC input, 500watt output 14V
InstrumentationE-Meter. Original fuel,oil press, and temp guages converted to read motor current, battery current and battery voltage.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
I've done it. So, cool ....
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
40 is highest I've done. 30 is the average.
Watt Hours/Mile425 Wh/Mile
This is overall average. The usage has a seasonal variation that I've charted over a couple of years. More energy is used in winter months as the lights, heater and wipers are used. Plus driving in rain uses a bit more as well.
EV Miles
Start:33,437 Miles (53,800 Kilometers)
Current:57,856 Miles (93,090 Kilometers)
Total:24,419 Miles (39,290 Kilometers)
    As of 5/12/2006
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight4,650 Pounds (2,113 Kilograms)
TiresInvicta GL LRR
Conversion TimeSeveral hundred hours over 2 years including planning and fabrication of many components
Conversion Cost~$10,000
Additional Featuresa) Power steering system
b) Vacuum assist brakes
c) Custom tach sensor to drive original guage and custom over-rev limit circuit with test switch
d) Allbright safety disconnect in cab floor
e) Gas spring assist tilt bed
f) Charge outlet behind tilt up license plate.

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