OwnerJim Donovan
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs1989 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe
1992 Chevrolet S-10
1995 Solectria Force
1992 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab
LocationWestwood, Kansas United States map
Vehicle1993 Ford Escort
MotorGeneral Electric Shunt Wound DC
40 Kilowatt
DrivetrainStandard Ford 5 speed transmission and clutch assembly
(uses 2nd and 3rd gears only)
40 kW separately excited DC traction control system
Batteries18, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage108 Volts
120 VAC selectable input current limit, 30 Amp, 20 Amp, or 16 Amp
Heater2 Kw electric cabin heater
DC/DC ConverterSoleq
40 Amp
Instrumentationa) Tachometer
b) Digital volt meter
c) Digital Ammeter
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
average, (60 miles if driven conservatively)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight4,019 Pounds (1,826 Kilograms)
TiresGoodyear Invicta GL
Additional Features120 VAC air conditioner (operated through a DC-AC inverter)
Power brakes
Pre-heat and cool options (start your day off with a car that is climate controlled to 72 degrees in the summer and 78 degrees in the winter)
On board electrical meter to measure total power consumption of the vehicle.

Professionally converted by Soleq Corporation of Chicago, IL, through a grant from the US Department of Energy for a group of Kansas Electrical Companies. Originally driven in and around Manhattan, Kansas, and used as a "show" vehicle by the Co-op.

code by jerry