NameDashboardSeat coversRight sideFront batteriesRear batteriesLED lightsPlugging in at Work!Friendswood Car Show
OwnerRoque Haines
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationHarvest, Alabama United States map
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Vehicle1984 Volkswagen Aztec 7 kit car
Completely restored fiberglass kit car body
with extensive
modifications. About 250 of these kits were
sold in the mid 70's by
Fiberfab. The body is mounted on a '71 Karman
Ghia chassis.
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
19 hp single shaft
Drivetrain4-speed manual transmission, mounted in rear
independent rear
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
Batteries15 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
170AH deep cycle golf cart batteries
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
DC/DC ConverterElcon
84-120V input operating range
InstrumentationWestberg Ammeter
Westberg Voltmeter
Elcon "fuel" gauge
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Theoretically, 85 mph, but haven't tested this
yet. Drove up to 55
mph on first trip out.
RangeTheoretically, about 50 miles, but haven't
tested this yet. Longest
trip between chargeups has been 33 miles, with
about half battery
capacity remaining.
EV Miles
Start:22,848 Miles (36,762 Kilometers)
Current:25,347 Miles (40,783 Kilometers)
Total:2,499 Miles (4,020 Kilometers)
    As of 10/22/2014
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)
TiresContinental 225/35R19, on 19 in. Zinik Z28
Revento wheels
Conversion Time~ 2 years
Conversion Cost$11,000 including donor car
Additional Features- hood was modified to be one piece and pivot open to the front for
access to batteries
- new paint, carpet, headliner, 3-point seat belts
- all new headlights and LED signal lights installed
- car completely rewired
- stereo and control buttons installed in overhead console
- 120 degree rearview camera with 5.6 in. LCD monitor in dash
- disc brakes added to rear
- aftermarket air conditioner added, with 120VDC motor (running off
main battery pack) to drive
A/C compressor
- 12V hair dryer used to provide air for defogger
- coil assisted shocks in rear to accommodate added battery weight
- clutchless motor interface to transmission
80% of the work on this car was to repair and restore the donor car
prior to doing the EV conversion. If
I had to do this again, I would get a working donor car with body,
transmission, brakes and steering all
in good condition.

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