After Body Work
OwnerShep
Owner's Other EV1988 Mazda RX-7
LocationBaltimore, Maryland US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1979 Subaru Jet ElectraVan
I'm not certain if it's a '79 or '80. I saw this
van parked on a street outside Washington DC and
when I asked about it, the owner gave it to me. It
came with no batteries, a shot controller, and a
seemingly intact GE motor.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria AC24LS 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed manual transmission
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria DMOC445
Batteries20, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage240 Volts
DC/DC Converter Custom Built
The EE Department at Morgan State University in
Baltimore is designing a DC-DC converter as well as
a solar charger for the 12V battery.
InstrumentationI'm planning a PC based carputer with a connection
the DMOC controller and to a data acquisition
device (Labjack) to record system parameters.
Top Speed700 MPH (1126 KPH)
Mach 1 or so....
TiresTeeny-Tiny 10" tires. I am trying to get adapter
plates made to allow 13" wheels with low-profile
tires.
Additional FeaturesI received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to
rehabilitate this van with a state-of-the-art system. So the old GE
system is coming out and I am replacing it with the new system from
Azure Dynamics. The rehab is currently about 30% complete - the van
body is at a bodyshop for some repair and painting. I am repairing some
of the mechanicals - brakes, etc. The motor & controller are on order.
I still need to choose batteries, and fabricate a new battery box.

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