Passenger SideTail GateDriver's SeatOdometerExtended Cab InteriorOnboard ChargerUnder Hood
OwnerJim Donovan
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs1989 Chevrolet S-10 Tahoe
1993 Soleq EVcort
1992 Chevrolet S-10
1995 Solectria Force
LocationWestwood, Kansas United States map
Vehicle1992 Ford Ranger XLT
Limited body work and a new paint job in May, 2009. It looks new (people have stopped me to comment).
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001A Series Wound DC
Dual shaft - front shaft operates the power steering pump
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries24 US Battery 1800, 6.00 Volt,
New batteries and cables in October, 2009.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerBycan 120/132/144 - 25Amp
HeaterI use an AC pre-heater system on a timer with a thermometer to regulate.
DC/DC Converter
I need to get one. Until then I use a portable 12 volt charger.
InstrumentationAmp meter and volt meter
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
I seldom get to use the interstate (my driving needs just do not require it). However, highway speeds (plus some) should be no problem.
AccelerationMuch like a six cylinder on a flat surface. Much like a four cylinder going uphill from a dead stop.
RangeI would imagine something like 35-40 with my driving style (I'm lucky if I do 10 miles a day).
EV Miles
Start:68,759 Miles (110,633 Kilometers)
Current:69,900 Miles (112,469 Kilometers)
Total:1,141 Miles (1,835 Kilometers)
    As of 9/1/2011
Seating Capacity3 adults on the split bench seat and two fold down seats in the extended cab.
Tires4 new Uniroyal 215/70/14 in August 2010.
Additional FeaturesAn extremely nice ride - smooth and quiet with what seems to be more than enough power.

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