Batteries mounted in center of truckBatteries behind the axle.
OwnerGerald Wagner
LocationMelbourne, Florida United States map
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Vehicle1994 Chevrolet S-10
Basic truck purchased for this conversion. Vehicle had 220,000 miles on odometer and was still running.
MotorNetgain 9.1 inch Series Wound DC
Double shaft. I am running the power steering pump and A/C compressor from front shaft.
Drivetrain2 wheel drive, with 5-speed T-5 transmission from 2.2 liter engine.
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K
1000 Amp DC controller
Batteries24 East Penn Deca GC-15, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
215 Amp Hour rating at 20 hours
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
20 Amp charger, input voltage either 120 Volts or 240 Volts, user controls for power drawn from input and for setting peak charging voltage.
Heaternone (I live in central Florida)
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-45
I am currently using this as a substitute for the 12 Volt vehicle battery.
InstrumentationE-Meter, PakTrakr, vacuum gage.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I use second gear for all in town driving. Third gear for freeway.
AccelerationEqual to ICE 2.2 liter engine.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Currently 30 miles at 30 MPH. 20 miles at typical in town driving.
EV Miles
Start:221,734 Miles (356,770 Kilometers)
Current:224,060 Miles (360,512 Kilometers)
Total:2,326 Miles (3,742 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityNormal small pickup bench seat, seats up to three adults.
Curb Weight4,340 Pounds (1,972 Kilograms)
TiresHancock H714
P225/70R15 @ 45 PSI
Conversion Time3 months from time I received parts to being able to drive it. I am still working on it to improve it.
Conversion Cost$10,000 for conversion parts plus the truck purchase price.
Additional FeaturesI mounted 20 of the batteries below the bed, with a hinged bed to service them. 4 additional batteries under hood.
All of the controls, the charger, converters etc. are under the hood.

This truck has been to sold.
This project was a life long dream of mine. I am 72 years old and did the conversion in my garage essentially by myself.

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