OwnerWill Smith
LocationFarmington Hills, Michigan United States map
Vehicle2000 Volvo S-40
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
12 inch
Drivetrain12 inch GE motor connected with mini driveshaft to a 1989 Honda DX 5 spd manual trans
120 volt - 400 amp max
Batteries16, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage96 Volts
1-48 volt,1-36 volt, 1-24 volt for traction pack and 1-6 amp charger for 12 volt
HeaterHeated seats
DC/DC Converter 12 volt BMW battery
InstrumentationJust an amp gauge
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Accelerationslow from 0-20 but brisk after 20 mph in 2nd Gear. Keeps up with heavy city traffic
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Driven 8 miles daily back and forth to work plus lunches
EV Miles
Start:154,000 Miles (247,786 Kilometers)
Current:155,000 Miles (249,395 Kilometers)
Total:1,000 Miles (1,609 Kilometers)
    As of 11/22/2009
Seating Capacity5 Adults
Curb Weight3,500 Pounds (1,590 Kilograms)
original car weight was 3000#.
Conversion TimeAbout 2 months. Tinker often.
Conversion CostApprox $4000 with lead acid batteries not including $11,000 for base car 8 years ago
3rd conversion. 1st was a Geo Metro, Second was 1984 Pontiac Fiero. Volvo is a pleasure to drive. Next is a BMW 5-series.

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