BeforeAfterWith wheelsEtek mounted
OwnerPaul Webb
Owner's Other EVChampion
LocationNanaimo, British Columbia Canada map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1991 Chevrolet Sprint
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Series Wound DC
Controller Homemade
Batteries4 Scrounged, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
For initial trials using 4 used batteries from an autowrecker
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger Canadian Tire
Using 4 small 12v chargers
HeaterNone for now, it's summertime.
DC/DC Converter None
Using small 12V gel cell
InstrumentationStock with a digital multimeter. Will add more as project progresses
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Here's hoping
AccelerationFaster than a speeding slug
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Here's hoping some more
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tiresstock for now
Conversion TimeStarted last year but really only spent 20 hours so far.
Conversion Cost$550 for Etek and the rest is scrounged.
My entire premise on this is to create something that will get me to/from work and not cost $100,000 like a Tesla. I want to show that the average person can create and afford this so I plan to go low budget all the way. Check the website for pics and updates.
Aug 25/2008 - check the website for a short video of the car in motion. Only using 12v but it RUNS !!!!

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