Ollie with new batteries.Dave Brown
OwnerDave Brown
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationPalmdale, California United States map
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Vehicle1980 Datsun 310
MotorPrestolite 4001 Series Wound DC
22 HP
Drivetrainoriginal 4 speed transmission with clutch
600 Amp Solid State Pulse Width Modulation (689 Amps observed)
Batteries18 US Battery US-145, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
(7 in front, 11 under a hatch in rear cargo area)
System Voltage108 Volts
120/240 VAC ferro-resonant (on-board)
HeaterThe Mojave desert.
Instrumentationa) 500 Amp ammeter
b) 120 Volt Voltmeter
Top Speed73 MPH (117 KPH)
Range62 Miles (99 Kilometers)
(best observed to date)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,400 Pounds (1,545 Kilograms)
Tires155/80 R13 Winston
Additional Featuresa) Power Brakes
b) AM/FM Cassette Stereo
c) Daschund (aka "Stubbs")
d) California Plate Number "PLUGITN"
This is a commercial conversion done by Western Research (later Lectra Motors) in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1981. It was converted new from a gasoline powered vehicle. I have had the car since March 1998.

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