OwnerSteve Powers
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs1992 Ford Festiva
1979 Plymounth ETV-1
1980 Jet Industries Electrica 007
1999 Solectria Force
1983 Mitsubishi Cordia
2013 Wheego Life
LocationAtlanta, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1993 Ford Festiva
MotorAdvanced DC 9 inch Series Wound DC
Drivetrain9" ADC with 5 speed, retains clutch, KTA Services Kit from 1993
ControllerAlltrax 72 Volt / 450 Amp
Changed July 2010
Batteries12 Golf Cart, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 24 V / 10 Amp (3 of them)
HeaterElectric space heater run off extra 12 V, 75 AH Optima battery through Power Inverter. Runs 750 Watts. Keeps car nice and warm. Also, seperate window defroster that runs off vehicle's 12 V system.
InstrumentationCurtis Battery Fuel Gage from 48 V golf cart.
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
55 MPH at 72 V and not up hill. 65+ MPH on 120 V
AccelerationAcceptable, keeps up with traffic with my foot to the floor.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
20 miles at 40 MPH with new batts (72 V system) 28 miles at 40 MPH (96 V system)
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
Estimated with the change to flooded GC-2's. Used to be 220 WH/mile on AGMs.
EV Miles
Current:14,000 Miles (22,526 Kilometers)
    As of 9/1/2011
Seating Capacity4 seats. 4 seats only if 72 V system. 2 seats if the batt rack under the back seat is used, 96 V system. Really not a good idea to sit on flooded batteries.
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
There's a lot of lead in this small car.
Tires13" stock tires
Conversion TimeWay too long.
Conversion CostWay too much.
This is / was my 6th EV. It is most like an "ordinary car."

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