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OwnerDoug Green
LocationVictoria, British Columbia Canada map
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Vehicle1984 Chevrolet S-10 - SOLD
Originally converted professionally by
Canadian Electric Vehicles, for Mo
Sihota. Mr. Sihota was minister of the
environment in British Columbia, Canada
at the time of the conversion, in
approximately 1992.

I purchased the truck used and not
running in 2007. New batteries, new
paint and graphics, some motor repairs,
and assorted other small things got it
back on the road again.

Update Aug 2008: Just completed major
upgrade. New battery box, new pack of
24 Trojan T105 batteries (now running
at 144V), new charger (PulseTech pallet
charger - automatically charges
batteries in 12 x 12V pairs, and Flow
Rite battery watering system.

Update Sept 2009: This truck has now been
SOLD. A work
change has resulted in a longer commute
not suited to the truck...:-(
MotorAdvanced DC 9 inch Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed manual tranny, 2wd.
ControllerCurtis 144 volt
Batteries24 Trojan T105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Standard golf cart batteries
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
Also have a Pulsetech 12 station
multicharger connected to the batteries
in pairs. There is a timer switch that
uses the K&W to bulk charge initially,
then switches to Pulsetech for
completion and maintenance charge.
Heater1000 watt ceramic electric
DC/DC ConverterCurtis Built in to controller
InstrumentationAmp meter, voltmeter, Curtis 'fuel
gauge', other standard gauges
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
I rarely take it on the highway...just
cruising at 40mph gets WAY better range
AccelerationAdequate, but I usually baby it to use
less energy
Range55 Miles (88 Kilometers)
Theoretically 55 miles, but in practice
I limit it to about 25's
kinder to the batteries
Watt Hours/MileUses about 50 to 75 amps to cruise at ~
30 mph on flat ground
EV Miles
Start:81,250 Miles (130,731 Kilometers)
Current:90,625 Miles (145,815 Kilometers)
Total:9,375 Miles (15,084 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 very close friends
Curb Weight0
Don't know...the batteries alone weigh
nearly 1700 lbs!
Tiresstandard Goodyears, will probably
replace with low rolling resistance
tires soon
Conversion CostNot sure, ask our Government!

My cost so far is around $15k.
Additional FeaturesCustom graphics, tinted windows, American Racing wheels,
upgraded suspension, Optima accessories battery with its
own smart charger
I LOVE driving an EV!!

This is my family's PRIMARY transportation...we have a
Chrysler minivan we use a only when we need greater range
or seating capacity. We use less than one tank of gas
per month since getting the Chevoltmobile!

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