Ranger tilt bedRanger rear batteriesRanger engine compartmentRanger interiorRanger left rear
OwnerJohn Warobiew
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
1993 CityCom CityEl
2000 Corbin Sparrow
1975 Zagato Elcar (Zele)
1972 Bond Bug
1980 Aquila
2008 Zap Xebra
2008 Zap Xebra Hatchback
2000 Kawasaki Ninja EV
2011 Th!nk City
LocationVacaville, California United States map
Vehicle1993 Ford Ranger Pickup XLT
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
9 inch diameter, 120VDC rating
DrivetrainStock 5 speed manual transmission & clutch
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
96-144 VDC, 500 Amps
Batteries18 US Battery US 8VGC XC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
170 AmpHr (20 hr rate)
90 Min @ 75 Amps
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerRussco SC 18-120 SO with boost transformer for 144V
Output Amperage: 12.5 Max. Amps (Adjustable)
HeaterCeramic heater plugs into lighter outlet.
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems DC-300
96-336 VDC input,
14.4 VDC, 300W output
InstrumentationWestach 0-150 VDC & 0-500 Amp meters
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Freeway capable
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
estimated maximum, but can be less depending upon driving conditions.
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
Around town, no freeway, 35-45 mph.
EV Miles
Start:93,788 Miles (150,904 Kilometers)
Current:93,930 Miles (151,133 Kilometers)
Total:142 Miles (228 Kilometers)
    As of 7/26/2008
Seating Capacity2 adults + extended cab
Curb Weight3,900 Pounds (1,772 Kilograms)
Conversion Time5+ months
Conversion Cost$8,000 for EV components plus the cost of the Ford Ranger.
Additional FeaturesRear batteries are mounted inside the frame, below the bed. Bed was modified to tilt-up with gas shocks. The truck was upgraded to 144 VDC on 7/12/08.

This truck has been sold.

code by jerry