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OwnerLucas Chavez-Pardini
LocationKamuela, Hawaii United States map
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Vehicle1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock 5-speed Manual Transmission without clutch. Mid engine. Rear wheel drive
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries12 Trojan 30XHS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
57 minutes @ 75 amps
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge OP-144-8
On-board charger
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne (132-370V) SP-480
InstrumentationVoltmeter, Ammeter, Battery Charge indicator, and a motor overheat warning light. Working on putting in a Pak Trakr.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Preliminary speed test which was limited by governmental laws not physical ones
AccelerationTo Be Tested
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
This is a preliminary range test. The car is on charge cycle 13 so the batteries are not fully conditioned.
EV Miles
Start:111,503 Miles (179,408 Kilometers)
Current:111,962 Miles (180,146 Kilometers)
Total:459 Miles (738 Kilometers)
    As of 11/2/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion TimeAbout a 1.5 years from start to finish. About 30 days of actual converting time.
Conversion CostAbout $6,000 not including: tools, steel brackets for battery box, 12V wiring supplies, new brake pads.
Additional FeaturesElectric vacuum pump for the power assist brake system
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