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OwnerJames Boncek
LocationFairfield, Connecticut United States map
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Vehicle1993 Toyota Tercel
This 1993 2 door tercel treated me very
well for a number of years. Originally my
winter car, I put around 50,000 miles on
the ICE, from 170,000-220,000. Although
still running strong, the time has come...
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain1.5L 4spd manual
ControllerCurtis 1231C
144V DC Controller, 500A
Batteries12 Deka GC12V, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Apparently this battery isn't listed anywhere! But i've
taken the chance on it. Deka is a reputable and quality
manufacturer, and this is in their deep cycle Golf Car
class. Here are the specs:

Minutes Discharge
20Ah 75A 56A 25A Weight
155 77 110 292 90 lbs

Length Width Height
13-1/8" 7-1/16" 11-3/8"
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerRussco SC18
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-110-55
109-190VDC in to 12VDC out 55a
InstrumentationVolts and amps
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
So far, i've done 65mph on the highway. Got a little shaky,
but the motor handled well.
AccelerationAccelerates pretty much as it used to.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
I've been doing a consistent 20 mile range. now that the
weather is nice, i may try a longer highway drive to see if i can
increase my range. much of my local driving is hilly and stop
and go...
Watt Hours/Milefind out soon
EV Miles
Start:220,000 Miles (353,980 Kilometers)
Current:220,300 Miles (354,462 Kilometers)
Total:300 Miles (482 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
Conversion Timelots!
Conversion CostFinal costs around $11,500
Project started around 4/22/09 with cleaning the garage.
The car is now stripped and some parts have been ordered!

UPDATE 7/12/09:
I should have all major components in my hands this week,
and the real installation will begin very soon. Still need
to get my batteries, cables and connections.

Thank You to MXenergy for their generous support!

The projects coming along, quite well.

I took her for a test drive, and all went well. Inspection next week!

Finally got my registration complete! Car is officially on the road!

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