How it looks now
OwnerJohn Lussmyer
Owner's Other EVsCorbin Sparrow
1989 Mazda B2200
LocationGreenback, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1995 Ford F-250
Long Bed, 4WD, SuperCab.
MotorNetgain Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
Dual Motors in series both mechanically and
ControllerCafe Electric Z2KHV
Batteries120 Nissan Leaf Modules, 8.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
40 groups of 3 60AH modules in parallel.
180AH (nominal, actual measured at 150AH)
System Voltage330 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-50
When plugged into a 50A 240V outlet, it takes about
5 hours for a full charge.
HeaterSingle ceramic core mounted where heater core was.
DC/DC ConverterVicor 4 x Vicor Modules
V375B15C300AL2 x 4, for 1000W of DC-DC
InstrumentationLightObjects AH Meter
Custom BMS
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
2nd gear - 35 mph
3rd gear - 65 mph
4th gear - Probably about 110 mph (I don't drive
that fast!)
AccelerationQuite good with Z2K turned down to 600 Battery Amp
limit. Better than my Diesel version of the same
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
at 60mph
Watt Hours/Mile600 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity3 in front (middle not so good)
3 in back (kind of cramped)
Curb Weight6,200 Pounds (2,818 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeToo bloody long. (most of a year)
Conversion CostWay too much. Somewhere around $28,000
Additional FeaturesInstalled a Tilt-bed kit.
Electric Power Steering Pump.
Electric Vacuum pump for Brakes.
Stock Cruise Control still works.
4wd works.
Fun to drive.
The only stock item that doesn't work is the Air Conditioning. I just
didn't bother adding a motor to drive the air cond pump.

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