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OwnerTom Gocze
LocationStockton Springs, Maine United States map
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Vehicle1995 Chevrolet S-10
This was a kit that was owned by a local utility. They had it in an older S10 with an automatic transmission. The body was shot and it was not set up very well. I switched it over to the '95 with a rebuilt manual trans that had a bad engine.The bed was in rough shape so I am building one that will have foam sides covered with fiberglass. All new brakes and tires. An ongoing saga
MotorAdvanced DC 9 Series Wound DC
Just barely broken in. Had stuck brushes from sitting in the woods for a couple years here in Maine.
Drivetrain9"ADC with a US Solar car adapter. Has clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231
Batteries96 Saft KPH 100, 120.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
A jerry rigged battery system that was surplus and seem to work fine.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan 120V
Just got a 120V Zivan. Have a 120V Lester that I use manually for backup.
HeaterFor what? None right now.
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
Came with the truck
InstrumentationAmmeter and Voltmeter. Use hand held thermometer to check over connections and controller temps.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Fairly peppy with 120V.
AccelerationNot phenomenal, but keeps up in traffic.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Just on the road and I will know better once I get the charger sorted out.
20 miles so far, running hard (55-68mph)
Expect 40 in town. Hopefully more as batteries get cycled more.
Watt Hours/Mile369 Wh/Mile
This is where it seems to be right now.
EV Miles
Current:156 Miles (251 Kilometers)
    As of 5/24/2007
Seating CapacityHas a bench seat, could fit three if we like each other.
Curb Weight0
More than stock. About 1200# batteries.
Conversion TimeA couple weeks.
Conversion Cost$1500 for the original truck, $500 for the glider, $500 for other truck bits and $200 for the batteries!!!!
Additional FeaturesFantasy is to run a backup generator with wood gas. Stick wood is the fuel of the future!

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