OwnerKick Gas EV Co-Op San Diego
Owner's Other EVs1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
2003 Volkswagen Beetle
1984 Datsun Pickup
Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Falcon Futura
LocationSan Diego, California US map
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Vehicle1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
9"
ControllerCurtis 1231
500 amp 128 volt
Batteries16 US Battery US8GVHC, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Original pack was dual 144 volts packs (total 24 batteries); about 3,000 miles on the new set of floodeds. Parallel strings of agm 55 ah batteries. They did not last past 4,000 miles. Based on spec sheets we expected a conservative 6,000 miles. Comparable Floodeds would have hit 9,000 miles at least
System Voltage128 Volts
ChargerZivan
DC/DC ConverterZivan
Top Speedshe accelerates to 75 mpg pretty well.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile150 amps and 125 volts at 65mph.
EV Miles
Current:5,500 Miles (8,849 Kilometers)
 
    As of 10/6/2010
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
Conversion Cost$13.5k if you ask Dan.

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