CALB cells and high voltage wiringstereo and 120VAC 300 watt inverterEVIC displayUnder the Hood
OwnerPaul Wallace
LocationPhilomath, Oregon United States map
Vehicle1994 Chevrolet S-10
standard cab 2.4L 2wd long bed. Originally built by US
Electricar. All the batteries are in front of the rear axle.
MotorSiemens PV5133-4WS20 W11 3-Phase AC
Surplus motor from the old Ford Ranger EVs
Drivetrainstock Borg Warner T5 locked in 2nd gear, no shifting
US Electricar motor to transmission adapter with
rebuilt intermediate shaft, includes parking
pawl (very nice)
Controller PM100
Rinehart Motion, now part of Cascadia Motion 3 phase AC 100kw
maximum output
Batteries100 CALB/Skyenergy SE100AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
100 ah, and very tired
BMS is a Lithiumate Pro
System Voltage320 Volts
ChargerElcon HK-J-H440-20
CAN controlled 6.6kw
HeaterBrusa fluid heater
DC/DC ConverterLambda PIC1375-1
Ford Ranger EV surplus
InstrumentationE-meter with RS-232 port
Elethion BMS outputs CAN data to an EVIC display
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
as high as I've taken it
Accelerationnot quick
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
tested, with about 20% left in the old days. About 30 miles now
with a couple of very weak cells.
Watt Hours/Mile330 Wh/Mile
About the same as an older Tesla S
EV Miles
Start:8,000 Miles (12,872 Kilometers)
Current:24,000 Miles (38,616 Kilometers)
Total:16,000 Miles (25,744 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2-3 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
TiresBridgestone Ecopia EP422 plus low rolling resistance tires on
alloy rims
Conversion TimeI've been working on this conversion since 2009. It has been
drivable much of that time
Conversion CostProbably more than a Tesla over the years
Additional FeaturesPioneer Stereo 4 channel under the drivers seat, Pyle sub behind the drivers seat. 300 watt AC
inverter under the drivers seat. Multiple OBDII connectors for convenient monitoring of the CAN
bus. 12 volt battery maintainer which turns on the DC/DC to keep the 12v battery charged if the
truck sits too long in the garage.
Getting ready for a Tesla S module upgrade to 64KWh and an Orion BMS.
Should get the range up to about 150 miles

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