OwnerRobert MacConnell
LocationEugene, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1981 Subaru Jet Electravan 600
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
Original installation by Jet
DrivetrainDC electric motor adapted to a 4 speed transaxle
with clutch and 5.73:1 final drive.
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries8 Trojan T-1275, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
New pack:
Installed 2016-07
This is the first time not using 16 six volt
batteries. It is over 300lbs lighter than the
old pack.
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerK and W BC 20
DC/DC ConverterCurtis 1400E 72/96
InstrumentationUS Navy surplus Weston.
Top SpeedScary to drive over 45 MPH
RangeNever tested the limit.
Watt Hours/Mile400 Wh/Mile
Assumes level ground.
EV Miles
Current:22,209 Miles (35,734 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
This is one of approximately 100 Electravan 600's made by Jet
Industries. I am the third owner. It was part of a fleet of seven
Electravans purchased by the City of San Jose CA. They were sold at
auction and all seven were bought by the second owner. This was his
last one. I bought it in 2003.
This particular van has the unique feature of front disc brakes
installed by myself.

Update: This van is now part of the collection of the Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman AZ.
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