WarP 9 inLet there be airSo long El Fiero
OwnerBob Kaiser
Owner's Other EV1996 Geo Tracker
LocationDayton, Ohio United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1984 Pontiac Fiero
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed manual with clutch
Integrated system, 144V, 500A
Batteries12 Deka Intimidator 9A31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerBelktronix Charger/DC-DC converter combo
HeaterWindows up in winter, down in summer. Plan on small defroster unit down the road.
DC/DC ConverterBelktronix Charger/DC-DC converter combo
InstrumentationE-meter with Palm display (still working on this)
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
I'm done, but have yet to push it - give me some time!
AccelerationSmooth.... almost scary without the noise of an ICE
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
10 mile commute each way on fairly flat terrain with short freeway trip.
EV Miles
Start:121,000 Miles (194,689 Kilometers)
Current:121,100 Miles (194,849 Kilometers)
Total:100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
    As of 7/27/2009
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tires195/70-14 Hankook Radials
Conversion TimeYears of planning, but two months so far.
Conversion CostLess than $7K - OK maybe $8K - Okay, $10K, but who's counting!
Additional FeaturesRe-worked the suspension and brakes, but no serious upgrades. Check the website for info.
It took almost one year from the day I bought the Fiero (11-03-07)until today - it's official maiden voyage. There were some controller issues, but Bryan at Belktronics is a true professional. He re-worked it twice until it was right. So now I have my true EV Grin - be sure to check the blog for the latest.

7-27-09 - El Fiero has moved on to the auto recycling place (junkyard). It was a good learning vehicle but just not that practical for "me" to drive. I stripped out all EV hardware and am now ready to start my next project - GOT-EV, short for GeO Tracker EV. I will be starting a new EV Album page and another blog, so check it out.

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