OwnerDarla Medeck-Johnson
LocationPerham, Minnesota United States map
Vehicle1966 Chevrolet Corvair
MotorWarfield Warp 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 4-speed, manual
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla
1000 amps;Liquid-cooled
Batteries20 T145, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
9 pack in the front of the car and 11 pack in the back seat area for balance and accessibility.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco SC 18-120 SO
Safety Electric Vehicle Battery Charger
Heater2-1500 Watt Ceramics
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS 30
I also now have a 12V deep cycle auxillary battery with a separate charger to push the voltage to 14.6V to keep the Zilla happy.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:40,880 Miles (65,775 Kilometers)
Current:48,270 Miles (77,666 Kilometers)
Total:7,390 Miles (11,890 Kilometers)
    As of 4/30/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults/one small dog
TiresStandard tires, 14x6, max. psi.
Conversion TimeThis was a full restore plus conversion. Many, many hours but a great time with my Bro.
Conversion Cost$ 13,500.00 including the donor car, originally. The new battery pack plus some other "little" tweaks bring it up to 16,500+.
Additional FeaturesIsolation transformer added for the times when the garage floor is wet and the circuit tripped when I plugged the car in. No problems now.
This is my everyday driver, 95+ F above or 30 F below, she starts, hums and rolls. I'm in my 4th year of driving my EV.

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