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OwnerJoe & Tom Huemann
LocationJohnsburg, Illinois United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
This is a brother bonding project.
It belongs to my brother Joe who asked if I would be interested in help him do a conversion. He is the original owner. The motor blew last winter and he didn't know what to do with it. When gas went to $4.00 a gallon, we thought we'd go for it.
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFront wheel drive
5 Speed Manual Trans
Raptor 1200
Batteries12 Discover EV31A-A, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage144 Volts
Eltron 3000 watt
115VAC and 230VAC
Heaternone yet
DC/DC ConverterIota 55 amp
InstrumentationVolt meter
amp meter
mounted on the "A" post

Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
drove 50 mph 4-25-09
3rd gear 175-200 amp
AccelerationGREAT!, 4 people in the car 3rd gear
1& 2 gear squeals the tires
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
shooting for 40 miles
26-28 miles we startat 158 volts and have 140 volts after 28 miles
EV Miles
Current:110 Miles (176 Kilometers)
    As of 1/16/2010
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight3,820 Pounds (1,736 Kilograms)
As an ICE 3100 #
1860 front wheels
1860 back wheels
Tiresfor now stock
Conversion Timeto date @200 hours If we did it again we could do it in 1/2 the time.
Conversion Costest $8500.00 budget
$10,000 98% done
Additional FeaturesPower steering and power breaks are now functiong 3/20/09
power steering, 1989 Subaru electric pump, vaccum pump
Insulated battery boxes,
inertia switch, main power shut-off
5-22-09 we have 110 miles on it, working great.
We are going to return 4 of the batteries becuse they discharger faster than the others.
As of 10-2009 STARTED project
5-1-09 30 miles on the EV. running GREAT!
learning what it will do. Really happy with how it is running.
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