OwnerLanti Carlson
LocationKila, Montana United States map
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Vehicle1988 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
White w/red interior, 4 door
MotorNetgain Warp 9 or 11 - haven't decided yet Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 sp, and more to add soon.
ControllerCafe Electric 1K-HV
Can't find one, 'cause they are out of business.....hopefully only temporarily.

Any other recommendations ??? MFG's ??
Batteries12 Haven't chosen yet, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Flooded or AGM ??

I'm Looking for info.....examples...
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-30 or better
I'll have to get the correct one that fits my application

Any suggestions ??
Heaterceramic - I hope, we'll see on that.
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems 400 Watt + system - haven't decided yet
Any suggestions ??
InstrumentationSome cool dash displays
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
So long as I don't slow people down
AccelerationDon't care too much, but I probably will later :-)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Worst part is I'm going to make mine 4x4 capable. I have steep hills to climb to get to my house, so this will be the challenge.
Seating CapacityFour to Five
Curb Weight4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)
Those batteries are going to be heavy.
Conversion Time8 mths from March 2009.

I hope to start in March (when all this snow melts and I can actually get to the vehicle to start)
Conversion Cost$12,000 - $14,000 is a fair estimate.
Additional FeaturesI would love to be able to incorporate the youth in the area to help or be a part of this project.
Unfortunately, after talking with the schools in the area, there is little to no funding for a project like this.
I will have to go above and beyond in these financial times to find a way to get the funds to help teach and spark interest in this project.
I think the residents of the Flathead Valley would truely be into this project. Its inspiring to think that we can do these empowering projects and save our planets resources. After all, I'm recycling an old vehicle, and able to replace the one I currently drive, while still having an effective range of travel.
If you have an ability to donate or invest financially in this endeavor, please contact me. I have some creative ideas in promotions and advertising that could benefit you, your company, or your organization in return for your support.
I would like to be able to show the kids of our area what they can do - and keep our "last best place" in the world.

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