In garage in August 2010ChargerBack SeatMilesSteering WheelChanging the Controller 8/2010Rust Spot
OwnerSteve Powers
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs1992 Ford Festiva
1979 Plymounth ETV-1
1993 Ford Festiva
1999 Solectria Force
1983 Mitsubishi Cordia
2013 Wheego Life
LocationAtlanta, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1980 Plymouth Horizon TC3
Jet Electrica 007
MotorGeneral Electric 9 Series Wound DC
Whatever they built the car with. I know it is GE and 9"
Drivetrain4 Speed Manual
ControllerGeneral Electric EV-1C (84-120 V / 450 Amp)
Original Equipment for the car
Batteries20 Golf cart, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Mixed pack of various GC batteries
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco 120 Volt
HeaterIts there. probably doesn't work since it is 30 years old. Who cares? I live in the South. Not worth even trying it.
InstrumentationAmmeter, disconnected, but still there. State of Charge, disconnected. Have all the parts. Have wiring diagram, but never hooked them back up after changing the controller.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I've driven it 60 MPH before, but not lately
AccelerationNot great
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
30 - 40 miles in flat city driving with new batts. Right now, up and down the driveway.
EV Miles
Current:24,500 Miles (39,420 Kilometers)
    As of 9/1/2011
Seating CapacityFour. The car has seats in front and back with seat belts. The batteries are not in the way. They are in seperate battery boxes in front and far back.
Curb Weight3,800 Pounds (1,727 Kilograms)
TiresOld. 13" Tires.
Conversion Time6 years. I bought the car in 2004. Drove it a while. Sold it. Bought it back. Replaced controller. Cleaned it up. Still works. Been 6 years since I bought it the first time in August 04.
Conversion Cost$3500 + a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. Well a lot of sweat to be sure.
Additional FeaturesThis was my 4th and 8th EV. Same exact car.

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