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OwnerJohn Warobiew
Owner's Other EVs1993 CityCom CityEl
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LocationVacaville, California United States map
Vehicle1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
8" Diameter, Single ended shaft
DrivetrainStock clutch and 5 speed transmission.
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
No problems with this controller even driving on 100 degree days.
Batteries16 US Battery US 2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
232Ah/20A rate, Deep Cycle
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerRussco SC 18-120
120 VAC Input
80-170 VDC Output
15A max.
Heater12V/150W Ceramic element mounted in place of stock heater core. Plus a portable 150W ceramic heater plugged into lighter socket for quick windshield defrost.
DC/DC ConverterCC Power Model C400
96VDC Input - 13.6VDC Output
InstrumentationWestach: SOC & DC Amps
Top Speed68 MPH (109 KPH)
Have driven it on the freeway.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
I drove it to work daily, a total trip of 22 miles. My employer let me recharge at work.
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:177,190 Miles (285,098 Kilometers)
Current:182,715 Miles (293,988 Kilometers)
Total:5,525 Miles (8,889 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults comfortably + 2 children in back seat.
Curb Weight2,967 Pounds (1,348 Kilograms)
TiresR175/65/R14 Inflated to 36 lbs.
Conversion Time4 months of labor after waiting 6 months for the kit from Electro Automotive.
Conversion CostApprox. $13,000 including batteries & the donor Rabbit.
Additional FeaturesHeavy duty shocks, struts and springs.
The car was purchased in October 2006 with a blown gasoline engine. California requires a smog inspection in order to transfer title of a vehicle. I had to get both a Highway Patrol VIN inspection and a BAR referee (smog) inspection in order for the Calif. DMV to register the electric conversion without a smog check.

I SOLD this EV in December 2008.

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