OwnerRick Pryor
LocationPhoenix, Arizona United States map
Vehicle1978 Schwinn Le Tour
MotorSears LTD 5425 Series Wound DC
Craftsman circular saw Simpsons-Sears LTD #5425
Drivetrainchain and sprocket with gear reduction in saw motor case
Binary. Original trigger switch from saw handle
Batteries8, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
(Powersonic) 7Ah SLA/AGM Eight total, (4 batteries per side (in series/parallel)
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerRadio Shack
regulated 13.8 Volt power supply at 2 Amp approx.
HeaterSolar :)) ...it's a DRY heat in Arizona!
DC/DC ConverterErickkson
36-72 Volt, 12 and 5 Volt out (to be installed) 25 Watts
InstrumentationSpeedo/odometer, ammeter, voltmeter to be added
Top Speed21 MPH (33 KPH)
without assistance
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight100 Pounds (45 Kilograms)
Tires27" X 1.25" @ 75 PSI Hwa Fong X-166 ribbed @ 80 P.S.I.
Conversion Time25 hours
Conversion Costapprox. $200
Inspired by James Brown's EZ-PED project and his bi-monthly Web page. The project demonstrates reclaiming as a form of recycling, thus the name. Made from approx. 80% post-consumer goods. This project is my first, and a bit crude, but serves to show that those who want an EV can have one for a relatively low price. My thanks to Interstate Batteries of Glendale AZ, Darrell Shackleford of San Diego, CA, for their donations and discounts. Photo credits to David Chapman, Phoenix AZ.

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