OwnerRonald Anderson
LocationMooresville, North Carolina United States map
Vehicle2000 Corbin Sparrow
MotorAdvanced DC 8 Series Wound DC
OEM configuration
ControllerKilovac 200 amp
Rebuilt via Black Sheep Technology.
Batteries13 Optima Yellow Tops, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
OEM configuration, to be replaced later with a custom lithium ion battery pack...
System Voltage156 Volts
DC/DC ConverterVicor
Converts 200vdc maximum to 12vdc for vehicle operations.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Governor limited to 70 mph, via a Kilovac DC Motor Controller.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
Based on 5kw/hr lead acid battery pack and 150 whr/mile leaves about 33 miles. To avoid extreme deep discharge the actual mileage is closer 20-25 miles per charge.
Seating CapacityOne, Driver only
Curb Weight1,540 Pounds (700 Kilograms)
This was the weight across legal scales. Though the vehicle will be going on a weight diet as the mechanicals parts and design is reviewed.

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