OwnerGeorge Keller
Owner's Other EV2002 eGO Cycle II Classic Scooter
LocationPalmyra, Pennsylvania US map
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Vehicle1980 Commuter Vehicles Inc. CommutaCar
Purchased June 2006 with 88 miles. Sat indoors for 26 years. Completed restoration April 2007 and passed PA inspection.
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
6.0 hp
DrivetrainDirect drive via differential
ControllerAlltrax AXE4865
48 volts, 650 amps
Batteries8 Deka 8GGC2, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
180 AH
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerInteractor 4820
48 volt, 20 amp, temperature compensated
HeaterMotor fumes
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-350C
Output is 27.5 A and voltage is set at 13.5
InstrumentationStock
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
AccelerationKeeps up with low-speed traffic.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile392 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:88 Miles (141 Kilometers)
Current:890 Miles (1,432 Kilometers)
Total:802 Miles (1,290 Kilometers)
 
    As of 8/17/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,400 Pounds (636 Kilograms)
TiresYokohama P145SR12
Conversion Time10 months
Conversion Cost$2,000
Additional FeaturesInstalled charger behind seats to leave room under seats for more batteries. Shortened battery boxes and built new wooden bumpers to improve styling. Used new 12" wheels because the original 13" tires are no longer manufactured.
Fun to drive and elicits interesting behavior from observers. Has been a great father/son project and hope to get rid of remaining contactors one day. Does well as a daily driver. Motor wastes a lot of energy via heating.

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