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OwnerRandy Brooks
Owner's Other EVs1948 Allis-Chalmers G tractor
LocationChelan, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2002 Toyota Echo
4 door
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain5 speed manual
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
digital motor controller with regen braking
Batteries13 Fullriver DC85-12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
sealed, AGM, deep cycle (due for replacement). This set of
batteries replaced the original set shown in the photos.
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
115vAC - 156vDC
HeaterTwo 1,500 watt ceramic elements.
Electronic air conditioning unit, not yet installed.
DC/DC ConverterGo Power GPC-45
115vAC - 13.4vDC battery charger, but it works fine as
156vDC - 13.4vDC converter
InstrumentationLink 10 meter (volts, amps, amp hours, kW hours)
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
On flat highway. There was throttle left, but I didn't try going
AccelerationVery good, equal to pre-conversion ICE car.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile270 Wh/Mile
Using .3 kWh/mile from the outlet, .27 kWh/mile from the
EV Miles
Start:38,155 Miles (61,391 Kilometers)
Current:44,600 Miles (71,761 Kilometers)
Total:6,445 Miles (10,370 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,728 Pounds (1,240 Kilograms)
Still within the 2,915 GVW
TiresNew, lowest rolling resistance Les Schwaub had.
Conversion TimeStarted in Dec 2007, finished Jan 2009. About 100 hrs.
Conversion Cost$8,000 for donor car. $10,000 for conversion kit. $3,500
for batteries. About $500 in misc. supplies.
Additional FeaturesRemoved the stock trunk lid spoiler due to aerodynamic drag. With 650 lbs of batteries
under the trunk and under the rear seat, I don't need any rear down force at speed.

Had custom "electric" decal made in the same font and size as the stock Echo emblem for
the trunk and for the lower forward edge of the front doors.

Replaced stock power steering rack with manual steering rack.

Air shocks maintain stock height.
Conversion journal at
Vehicle has been sold.

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