hybrid 1The future is electric
OwnerPeter Deptula
LocationPlymouth, Michigan United States map
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Vehicle1997 Ford Escort Wagon
96 volt using 16-6volt 225 amp deep cycle batteries hybrid.
MotorGeneral Electric sa1369 27A Compound Wound DC
11 inch DC brush type motor from hylo
DrivetrainOriginal Ford 4 cylinder gas engine with automatic trans in the front and 11 inch dc motor in the rear using a manual trans with 3rd, 4th,5th.and reverse gears. Drives in 5th.gear may take off in 5th. no clutch.
ControllerKelly 1200 amp
Batteries16 Techzone 225 amp, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Stab deep cycle lead acid
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge
96 volt quick charge charger
Heaterhair dryer of just start gasoline motor in front, warms up in only 1 mile unless really cold.
Instrumentationanalog amps and volts from controller
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
take off slow really save on total miles
Accelerationnever take off fast to save batteries
Make the lights saves the batteries
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
40 miles per $1.25 to $1.75 to charge vary s
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
12 kwh. to charge 12.5 cent per kilowatt
EV Miles
Start:153,000 Miles (246,177 Kilometers)
Current:165,300 Miles (265,967 Kilometers)
Total:12,300 Miles (19,790 Kilometers)
    As of 3/31/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight4,000 Pounds (1,818 Kilograms)
Tiresoversize tires and springs in rear trans axle with disk brakes front and rear
Conversion Timeover winter 6 months
Conversion Cost$6000.00
Additional FeaturesThe front motor can only drive the front wheels
The rear electric motor can only drive the rear wheels
You can run them both together for 4 wheel drive.
No regenerative braking or charging from the engine up front.
I have a left foot accelerator and a right foot gas pedal.
40 miles on a charge like the Chevy volt and 250 miles on gas.t\This lets me have 4 wheel drive for the winter and I use it too. Just step on booth pedals to drive front and back axles.

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