OwnerPeter VanDerWal
LocationSierra Vista, Arizona United States map
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Various Toyotas, mostly pickup
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
DrivetrainToyota Starlet tranny, Supra rearend
ControllerGeneral Electric EV-15
Batteries15 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
HeaterModified Ceramic cube
InstrumentationE-meter, 120V and 12V Voltmeters
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
longest trip 32 miles with 17% remaining
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,160 Pounds (1,436 Kilograms)
TiresBridgestone Pontenzas
Custom built Nickle Chromium tube frame. Vehicle was extensively lightened for highschool EV racing (though never raced) including removing inner fenderwells and a 3' wide chunk of the bed was replaced with aluminum. Battery boxes were originally made to be swappable, but the last owner welded them in place. Even though it looks like it's jacked up, there is only about 7" to 8" of ground clearance, the body is raised up on the frame to make room for the batteries mounted below the cab and front half of the bed.

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