OwnerSteve McLaughlan
LocationWildwood (St Louis), Missouri US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1996 GMC Sonoma
Standard cab, short bed, manual windows, originally had ac and ps.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Drivetrain2.2L 4 cyl, 5 speed manual transmission with clutch.
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
96-144v 500amp
Batteries24, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
220V
HeaterCeramic heater installed in heater box.
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
Updating to larger model soon.
InstrumentationWestach voltmeter and ammeter. Westach tachometer.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationFair for the weight of the vehicle.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Drive 30-35 miles daily but I'm sure the 50 mile range is realistic.
Seating Capacity2 adults, sometimes 3. You better like the person in the middle!
Curb Weight0
Heavy!
Conversion TimeOn-going project. Realistically, the basic conversion to start driving between 150-200 hours.
Additional FeaturesAir shocks added to rear in addition to 2 extra leaf springs per side. Motor tachometer. Ceramic heater.
Volt & Amp meters installed IN inst. cluster. 20 batteries in covered bed in steel rack, 4 in front.
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