OwnerVJ Picotte
LocationHillsborough, North Carolina United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1984 Mazda B2000
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainConnected directly to the 5 speed tranie.
Shifts fine if you give it a few seconds
between gears.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries18 Sam's Club EGC8, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
One year of use and all are in great shape
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 144V Select A charge
This is the 120v input / 144v 10 amp
output. Charges the batteries in about 8
HeaterPut a 120v ceramic core in the heater box
Works well..
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
InstrumentationVOLT and AMP
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Have taken it up to 70, but this being a
1984 truck, I don't want to go any faster.
I don't think there would be any reason it
wouldn't go quite a bit faster
AccelerationFaster than it was with the ICE
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Did 40 miles ONCE, not again. Normal
distance is 20 miles
EV Miles
Start:157,000 Miles (252,613 Kilometers)
Current:157,500 Miles (253,417 Kilometers)
Total:500 Miles (804 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults + small person in the middle
Curb Weight2,250 Pounds (1,022 Kilograms)
Initial weight is 2250. I figure it weighs
about 2,800 now
Conversion TimeAbout 80 hours
Conversion CostAbout $13,500
Added air shocks in the rear, battery boxes built into the
rear frame, stick up about 3" into the bed, which we cut out
and built a folding cover. Painted the truck and redid the
Quite impressed with the performance.
After 4 years on the road, I took it off. The range had gone down to
about 5 miles, so it was time. Don't know what to do with it.

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