|Location||Hayden, Idaho US map|
|Vehicle||1987 Suzuki Samurai |
Found in a farmers field, parked for 8 years with a bad motor, on it's axles, full of bee's, beer cans, and rotten seats. Donated by original owners. Thank you Terry and Kelly.
|Motor||Advanced DC L91 Series Wound DC|
Good for light EV's under 3000 lbs.
In this vehicle, preforms about the same as the original ICE.
|Drivetrain||Original drive train with new 3" Cal-Mini lift and shocks. No additional leafs yet, rear sags less than 1/8", may do new shackles when suspension settles. Still 4x4|
|Controller||Alltrax AXE 7245|
72 volt, 450 amp, programmable, company has good support.
|Batteries||12 Trojan T-105, 6.50 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
bang for the buck in this daily driver
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
|Charger||Quick Charge sco7210|
Gorilla charge anywhere, I also use a Renaissance floor charger, switchable 24-72v 70amp desulfating pulser just cuz those guys are cool and it works great. 2 great American made chargers.
|Heater||will be air for the cab, I build my own custom under battery heaters for winter so range is almost unaffected by snow.|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
no dc/dc,, run direct off aux. may add one later
|Instrumentation||amp meter and speedo, building a 10bar/12pod real time BDI with volt meter now|
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
2,3,and 4 are my happy gears. No clutch float shifting works about the same has the original, some say better. Car was built for daily stop & go drive under 45 mph,,, perfect.
|Acceleration||Made 3 passes for NEDRA/NHRA at PIR (Portland, OR) 40mph in the quarter was my best, no damage, never used over 400 amps, foot to the floor. And the crowd went wild when I ran against a Tesla.|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
35 and under, not holding up traffic but keeping an egg between foot and pedal, coast stop and go.
|Seating Capacity||4 very calm adults with cup holders|
|Curb Weight||2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)|
|Tires||205/75/15, I think, running with extra air|
|Conversion Time||60 hours for electrics and battery boxes, 100 hours for the busted car and rattle can paint.|
|Conversion Cost||here's the good part,,,|
Paint, seats, electrics, lift, tires, the whole thing, including the donated car,,, $5000 in materials and I got the receipts to prove it. I love donated cars and they are everywhere.
|Additional Features||Removable rear seat platform. rear carry of electric scooter, no spare tire to worry about, scooter goes 30mph|
|I have built bigger and faster EV's, but this is my favorite so far, It does what it is designed to do and it does it well, and at a price point that almost anyone can do.|
Good, dependable machine that should give a lot of service and put a lot of money in the bank.
The car is color coded for teaching and easy dis-assembly/re-assembly by students and newbies.
Gordy Ormesher PEVA Panhandle Electric Vehicle Association
Idaho chapter EAA