OwnerDavid Breuer
LocationDes Moines, Iowa United States map
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Vehicle1967 Volvo 122S Amazon
A fine gas engine that would've run forever. Now it has an electric motor that will do the same.
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed manual transmission w/o the clutch. Adapter build by Creative Works
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries10 Trojan T-1275, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Had one battery start to sag. Had it tested by Batteries Plus, and they said nothing was wrong but still replaced it for free.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge
8 hours to charge on a daily basis. Nice simple design.
HeaterCeramic space heater salvaged and installed in place of heater core. Will defrost the windows, but does very little to defrost your toes
DC/DC ConverterIota
Instrumentation500 amp gauge. 150 volt gauge. PakTrakr
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Top speed so far. I've had no reason to take it any faster. Still had plenty of pedal left to go faster.
AccelerationKeeps up with traffic. Not spectacular but fast enough to wow most people that have gone for a test spin
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I haven't tested this yet. So far the longest trip was 25 miles, and still had 90% according to PakTrakr.
Watt Hours/MileHaven't tested yet.
EV Miles
Start:71,500 Miles (115,043 Kilometers)
Current:73,000 Miles (117,457 Kilometers)
Total:1,500 Miles (2,413 Kilometers)
    As of 7/8/2011
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight0
Heavy enough.
TiresStock right now
Conversion Time4 months including waiting for parts.
Conversion Cost$8,200
I am still in the process of converting. Motor and transmission are at the machinist. Still deciding on batteries and location.

I have the motor and transmission installed. Thank you Dan & Bob at Creative Werks here in Des Moines. An amazing adapter plate and coupler. Did a 12V test with the motor and no noise or vibration. With 12V the speedo got up to 20mph. It is going to be so quite. Now working on the battery boxes.

Rear battery box is complete. I'm being real lazy with taking and uploading pictures. During the long weekend hopefully I can convince my beautiful girlfriend to take some new shots and update this page.

Got the Volvo up and running. Drove it back and forth to work for a week. A round trip of 10 miles no problems. Friday of the week experienced a thunderstorm on the drive home car performed well until last corner to home. The center drive shaft bearing gave out and drive shaft started knocking into the floor plan. Replaced the mount and bearing and took the car on a 25 mile round trip drive. Once again did very well on the drive and still showed 112 volts left on the batteries. During the trip had to perform an emergency stop. . .there was quite a bit of emergency in the brakes. The car is going to need a bit of brake work to make my girlfriend feel safe on drives. Looking into different options on the brake system currently. I'm finding the problem with a 1967 Volvo Amazon electric car is not the electric car part, but the 1967 Volvo. Parts are hard to come by and all have to be shipped in. I'm still in love with the car and don't regret the decision to convert. I will update the page once I get the new brake system installed.

Weather is nice again after a cold winter. Driving the Volvo daily again. No problems except for a random shut down of the PakTrakr. All of the wires have been checked but still haven't figured out why it shuts down sometimes on cold nights on an extended hill on the drive home. Currently driving 10 miles a day, and it is awesome.

Driving daily still. Due to the weight and the hilly nature of the daily drive the brakes seem to be wearing out. It still has plenty of stopping power with the single circuit master cylinder, but will probably upgrade to a dual circuit when it is time to replace the pads and shoes all the way around.

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