Rear with new lettering addedNew Instrument PanelRear battery rackUnder the Hood
OwnerDavid Murray
Owner's Other EVs2002 Toyota Prius
2008 Toyota Prius
LocationKennedale, Texas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1993 Eagle Talon
Bought from an individual with blown engine for
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-15a Series Wound DC
10 HP continuous, 40 peak.
ControllerKelly KD84600
24V-84V at 600 amps. (although it only pulls 300
ams from the batteries max.. I suspect a different
controller would speed the car up some)
Batteries9 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
3 in front, 6 in rear cargo area.
System Voltage72 Volts
Two chargers used. One is a 24V smart charger for
front 2 batteries, and another 48V smart charger
for rear batteries.
HeaterNone yet..
DC/DC Converter
Not using one, I have a 12V AGM Wheelchair battery
with its own seperate 2 amp charger that charges
whenever the car is plugged in.
InstrumentationCustom instrument panel with seperate LED
digital voltmeters for main pack, and 12V
system. Also have a Paktrakr (heavily modified
for dash with larger screen) and 3 temperature
guages. All have backlights that come on when
the lights are turned on.
Top Speed54 MPH (86 KPH)
Top speed is 54, but that is rarelly attainable
unless you have a very flat or downhill road and it
takes about half a mile or more to reach that
speed. Steep hills can slow it down to as low as 25
AccelerationOn flat ground:
0 to 20 in about 7 seconds
0 to 50 in about 40 seconds
If there are any hills, then it can be much worse.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
I get about 14 miles to 50% DOD. I have never
taken it past that yet, but I would assume it could
go to 20 miles to 80% DOD. I live in a very hilly
area, bad for EVs. I imagine it would get better
range in flat areas.
Watt Hours/MileI don't know how to calculate this.
EV Miles
Start:192,228 Miles (309,294 Kilometers)
Current:192,635 Miles (309,949 Kilometers)
Total:407 Miles (654 Kilometers)
    As of 8/25/2015
Seating Capacity4 adults. (although only practical for 2 adults
and 2 children)
Curb Weight0
I think the car weighs about what it did from the
factory, except much of the weight has shifted to
the rear.
Tires205/55R16 inflated to 44 psi.
Conversion Time100 hours so far
Conversion Cost$6,300 including vehicle.
Additional FeaturesWorking on electric Power Steering and Power Brakes. I have all the
parts, just need to built brackets and hoses.
Vehicle is not finished. However, it is getting very close. All that
remains is power brakes, power steering, and minor cosmetic work.

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