OwnerBob Groome
LocationSacramento, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1982 Volkswagen Rabbit convertable
was gas, now battery. conversion done about 6 years ago
MotorAdvanced DC Compound Wound DC
100 Volt motor
Drivetrainmanual transmission
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries16 Exide GC5, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
first batteries were Trojan
second set Interstate (poor battery)
Now Excide and love them.
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerRussco SC-18-120
HeaterTussco 100 volt H-30-120
DC/DC Converter Sevcon
Instrumentationstate of charge (battery pack), current and 12 volt
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:161,000 Miles (259,049 Kilometers)
Current:172,000 Miles (276,748 Kilometers)
Total:11,000 Miles (17,699 Kilometers)
    As of 10/4/2009
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight0
gained 200 pounds over stock gas car
Tiresstandard 13" 185
Conversion Time2 months
Conversion Cost$11,500

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