OwnerBuzz Theriault
LocationDartmouth, Nova Scotia Canada map
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Vehicle1991 GMC Sonoma
91 gmc sonoma chasis with 50 year old technology is Nova Scotia's most efficient vehicle
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed
clutchless
ControllerCurtis 1231C
controller failed
had it repaired and upgraded to 800amps
Batteries24 Trojan t-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerKTA
1 x 120v
1 x 220v
on board in place of rear seats
Heater1 x 1500w ceramic
DC/DC ConverterIota
Instrumentationanalog volt and amp
hour meter
fuel gauge
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
will go 70 m/hr easily
Accelerationgood acceleration
great since controller upgrade
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
maybe half that in -15c (5f)
EV Miles
Start:8,000 Miles (12,872 Kilometers)
Current:45,000 Miles (72,405 Kilometers)
Total:37,000 Miles (59,533 Kilometers)
 
    As of 5/13/2015
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight4,100 Pounds (1,863 Kilograms)
GVW 4300 lbs
considered this a success as no
suspension changes were needed
Conversion Time2 months for electric components
6 months for mechanical and body
Conversion Cost$14,000 Canadian
Additional Featureshomemade tilt box with 20 batteries under it
4 more under hood,the 1250lbs under the box make handling very easy,
i seldom drive an ICE vehicle anymore but the most notable difference is stability,my truck never sways,
no matter how hard i turn,and this leads to some very long coasting sessions during my daily commute
the simplicity of electric drive trains is the most attractive feature of ev's for me, 90% of the complexity
of modern vehicles is due to attempts to reduce the carbon footprint of the conventional gas engine

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