S10 EV Under the HoodS10 EV Bed of Batteries
OwnerMatt Pollick
LocationSchererville, Indiana United States map
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Vehicle1995 Chevrolet S-10
Extended Cab S10 SL
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
ControllerLogisystems 144vDC 750 Amp
Batteries24 Centennial 31, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Marine batteries...we will see how these hold up.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3 - 120vAC 18 Amp
HeaterNone yet...either hot water or ceramic...it is Chicago.
DC/DC ConverterIota
InstrumentationVolt Meter, Ammeter, Speedometer
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Fastest I have needed to go.
AccelerationToo good. Still working out the bugs with the controller ramp and the Pot Box. I am going to replace the Curtis Pot Box with a Logisystems one that has a logarithmic scale of resistance. THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM! Make sure NOT to use a Curtis Pot Box with a logisystems controller.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
So far I have only gone 50 miles on a single charge. Combination of 50% expressway and 50% stop and go city driving. Average speed about 45MPH, Fastest 75MPH. Finished voltage of 143.5V = about 35% SOC.
Watt Hours/Mile524 Wh/Mile
Draws about 200 amps at 55 MPH at 144V on level ground. So that's 144 x 200 / 55 = 524 WHr/Mile I think...
EV Miles
Start:161,165 Miles (259,314 Kilometers)
Current:161,385 Miles (259,668 Kilometers)
Total:220 Miles (353 Kilometers)
    As of 7/11/2009
Seating Capacity2 adults....or 2 adults and 3 VERY small kids. The jumps seats in the back are not exactly safe for anyone, but only a small child fits...without a car seat...it's really not safe for anyone to travel in the back...
Curb Weight4,200 Pounds (1,909 Kilograms)
Just a guess...
TiresBasic steel belted radials.
Conversion TimeBought mostly converted. I have about 20 hours into it myself so far.
Conversion Cost$12,400 so far...
I installed a "Blue Window" electronic dash and promptly blew it up. My fault entirely....don't ask. I loved it while it worked. I am in the process of sending my unit back for repair. I am looking at doing a complete electronic dash. Digital everything, scrap the original gauge cluster completely and have a 10 inch LCD dash built into the dash.

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