Under the hoodInteriorAdditional InstrumentionMid vehicle battery box open
OwnerJohn Blair
Owner's Other EV1982 Ford Escort
LocationOccidental, California United States map
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Vehicle1994 Saturn SL2
MotorSchabmuller Series Wound DC
36V 150amp about 8.5" by 12" works well. Advanced slightly.
Drivetrain5 speed manual, clutchless
ControllerCurtis 1231-8601
Mounted to custom aluminum heatsink plate with two 4" fans
mounted from below to keep controller cool.
Batteries18 Trojan 125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Six in motor bay and 12 behind front seat in custom sealed and fan
vented box. Installed new 1/2008
System Voltage108 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies 7212
QuiQ charger charges the 12 batteries in the back of the car. The
front six are charged by a Deltran HF SMT 36 volt 15 amp. Together
they pull 16 amp off 110 AC 20 amp circut. About 9 hours for the
QUIQ to charge from a SOC of 40. The Deltran charges to 80%
faster but trickles longer to 100%.
HeaterNone. California is not that cold. :-)
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS 55
Doesn't charge when the voltage drops too low, but keeps the
battery charged. Lights will dim slightly when this occurs at night.
InstrumentationPAK Trakr and 500 digital amp meter custom mounted into OEM
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Level freeways can get over 70mph but usually drive around 60-65.
Have been to 75 in 4th but didn't push it any more.
AccelerationFeels slightly slower than stock 0-30 and so-so above.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Tested to 40 miles in hilly area. Will operate best if kept at that
limit or less. Realistic range depends on temperature, terrain, car
maintenance, and driving habits.
EV Miles
Start:175,089 Miles (281,718 Kilometers)
Current:181,557 Miles (292,125 Kilometers)
Total:6,468 Miles (10,407 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults, Batteries are mounted in a custom battery enclosure
where the back seat was. It now has much more cargo capacity.
We have carried 3 large German Shepherds there without
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
guess by the converter of the vehicle
TiresFront - Kumho P195/60R15, 44 psi
Rear - Bridgestone P195/65R15; 44 psi
Conversion TimeAbout 160 hours of labor over 2 months by Jeff Miller in January,
Conversion CostBy Jeff Miller:
Over $10,000 in parts and labor
Car $ 1200
Controller $ 1600
Motor/adapter $ 1000
Batteries $ 2400
chargers $ 500
Misc $ 600
Labor ? (160 hours)
Add changes since purchase: $ 1000
I have $ 9,541 into the car so far.
Additional FeaturesLed tail lights, front turn, running lights, and interior lamp. Vacuum pump for brakes
Smooth ride. Currently running fine. Total mileage is estimated from trip logs since odometer is
not working. I no longer own this car.

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