OwnerChris Brune
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EV1993 Honda Del Sol
LocationTualatin, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1981 Ford Escort
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerAuburn Scientific C600-144 Kodiak
600 Amp
Batteries10 Trojan 5SHP, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
toroidal transformer with multiple taps
HeaterCeramic Heater Element
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-40
40 Amp
InstrumentationEmeter w/ custom prescaler
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
in 3rd gear
Range18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
yields 35% DOD
Seating Capacity4 adults
TiresGoodyear Invicta
This car was originally convertered by the Solar Electric Car Corp. in the early 90's. Other than the charger, and possibly the motor I am not sure much of the original work remains. I believe John Wayland put in new controller and DC-DC in 1997? I have since added the Emeter and heater, and replaced the batteries. Is currently being used as a daily commuter 18 miles each way.

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