OwnerBrian L. Matheny
Owner's Other EVs1985 Toyota MR2
1987 Chevrolet S-10
LocationEpping, New Hampshire United States map
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Vehicle1986 Dodge Ram 50
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 5 speed transmission (clutchless, NOT recommended!)
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries21 Douglas EV-137, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
(T-125) heavy duty golf cart, 235 ampere-hour at 20 hour rate, 132 minutes at 75 amp rate (typical
System Voltage126 Volts
HeaterCeramic Element
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-40LV
InstrumentationE-Meter (Vicor 12V-12V DC-DC converter for power)
Top Speed79 MPH (127 KPH)
in 4th, maybe 82 MPH in 5th?
Range66 Miles (106 Kilometers)
summer, 58 miles winter, (80% DOD. Max)
EV Miles
Current:25,543 Miles (41,098 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
2550 before conversion
After 25,543 successful miles as an EV, the Dodge was retired, a victim of road salt corrosion. It lives on however, parts of it have been incorporated into several new EV conversions.

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