Under the hoodUnder the batteries
OwnerBrian Darovic
LocationSartell, Minnesota United States map
Vehicle1994 Saturn SC2
2 door 4 passenger coupe
MotorAdvanced DC 203-02-4004 Shunt Wound DC
It is an 8" diameter motor from a fork lift truck.
DrivetrainFront wheel drive, 5 speed.
ControllerCurtis 1244
The controller is programmable and has a maximum current rating of 500 amps.
Batteries12 Exide Nautilus Marine NG27, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
These are deep cycle batteries which weigh 63 lbs. each.
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge OBET72V/10A
This is a 72 volt charger with a maximum of 10 amp draw so it can be used in any outlet. It charges my batteries overnight.
InstrumentationIt will have a voltmeter and an ammeter.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
It can comfortably be driven at 60 mph. I got it to 65 mph but was concerned that it might overheat.
AccelerationNot very fast. I use 1st gear to start off and I use all of the 5 gears in order to have decent acceleration.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
The batteries are not fully broken in so I do not know what the full range of the car will be. I believe it will be between 35 and 40 miles between charges.
EV Miles
Start:108,000 Miles (173,772 Kilometers)
Current:108,100 Miles (173,932 Kilometers)
Total:100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
    As of 11/2/2009
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,700 Pounds (1,227 Kilograms)
This is an estimate.
The car is running but still needs gauges and heaters.

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