|Location||Hollywood, Maryland US map|
|Vehicle||1984 Fiat X/19 |
Two Door Targa Top Coupe
|Motor||Prestolite Series Wound DC|
Motor built by Jim Husted of Hi Torque Electric
|Drivetrain||5 speed transmission. No Clutch. Mostly use second and third gear and shifting into fourth at 55mph.|
|Controller||Logisystems 750 Amp|
|Batteries||8 Johnson Controls Maxx 29, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Wall Mart Maxx 29
|System Voltage||96 Volts|
|Charger||Black & Decker |
I use 8 six amp individual chargers.
|DC/DC Converter|| |
No converter used
|Instrumentation||Digital Total Pack voltage and total battery current draw.|
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
It quite readily did 65mph on flat and level highway.
|Acceleration||About like it was with the ICE.|
|Range||35 Miles (56 Kilometers)|
It will do 35 miles when running 30-40 mph.
|Watt Hours/Mile||I have not figured all of this out.|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,340 Pounds (1,063 Kilograms)|
The total weight is 2340 which is under the max GVWR of the car and about what the car weighed before the conversion.
|Conversion Time||300 hours|
|The car is used for local shopping and running around. Most of the driving is under 40 mph. The car performs very well for this type of utilization. I do occasionally take it out into 55 mph traffic and it does fine with reduced range to about 15 miles. I have had the WalMart Maxx 29 batteries installed for about a year now with 700 miles on them and probably cycled about 60 times. They still seem as strong as when I bought them although they did not perform very well in weather below 40 and 50 degrees F.|
Update on 5/11/2010- I am still driving the car with the WalMart Maxx29 batteries. They are beginning to show signs of weakness with max range of about 15 miles. However; this is adequate for my needs so will continue to use them. The car is used mostly under 40mph in stop and go traffic. Nothing has failed. This has turned out to be a very reliable car.