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OwnerJohn Wayland
Owner's Other EVs1972 Datsun 1200
1968 Datsun Mini truck
Pee Wee
Heavy Metal Garden Tractor
3 Wheel Industrial Cart
2000 Honda Insight
LocationPortland, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1972 Datsun 1200
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z1K HV
300 Volt, 1000 Amp
Batteries72 Kokam 75 ah, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
Custom designed and built by Plasma Boy Racing.
Special thanks to Dow Kokam for their support!
System Voltage266 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
This early model is hotrodded to output 30 amps
HeaterCeramic core, approximately 1500 watt
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-40
with Genesis 12V, 16 ah AGM battery and .5 Farad
capacitor backup
InstrumentationTwin E-meters...traction system and 12 volt system
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
speedometer pegs - probably does 125 mph!
Acceleration0-60 ~ 6 seconds
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
estimated range as 20 kWh LiPol pack is stil under
construction as of 10-9-11
Watt Hours/Mile190 Wh/Mile
estimated until re-conversion project is completed
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight1,950 Pounds (886 Kilograms)
estimated until re-conversion project is completed -
dropping 500 lbs. of weight with new 295 lb. LiPol pack
Tires175/70 R 13 GoodYear Invicta GLR (LRR)
Additional FeaturesFeatured in March '95 Car Audio and Electronics magazine.
Custom violet pearl over royal blue paint
custom interior
stainless steel brackets and hardware by "Frank the Metal God"
300 watt competition stereo system with 4 Amplifiers, 14 speakers (four amplifiers, 14 speakers (four 8 inch subs), DAT 10 disc CD changer
all 'Phoenix Gold' cables and gold plated connectors
*Special thanks to Phoenix Gold for their support*
clear Lexan covers
remote controlled motorized rear battery tray
6 channel security system
euro lights
alloy wheels
Worlds Only Electric Soundoff Car
(auto sound competition)

code by jerry