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OwnerEd Thorpe
Owner's Other EVs1998 Honda EVplus
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LocationAlameda, California United States map
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Vehicle2000 Corbin Sparrow
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainSerpentine direct belt drive (24T to 135T = 5.625 ratio)
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
upgraded back to the original controller.
Batteries14 Optima 750 DS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top
System Voltage168 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC30
dual 120/240 VAC input, with Avcon inlet for use with public charging stations
HeaterCeramic with fan
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems DC-300
Instrumentationa) Emeter b) upgraded to analog speedometer with digital odometer/trip c) replace with Battery Monitor display d) battery temperature control (two Digidoc5's) e) patch box for individual battery checking and charging.
Top Speed85 MPH (136 KPH)
Easily achieved on flat freeway in commute traffic.
Acceleration0-65 mph in 1/4 mile when entering freeway and crossing 4 lanes of traffic to get into the HOV diamond lane.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Advertised for longer range, but best for quick commuting. Achieved several 150 miles days through multiple fast recharging.
Watt Hours/Mile170 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:2,400 Miles (3,861 Kilometers)
Current:24,000 Miles (38,616 Kilometers)
Total:21,600 Miles (34,754 Kilometers)
    As of 7/20/2007
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight1,500 Pounds (681 Kilograms)
Base weight is about 1440 lbs, unmodified.
Tires3 x 155/80/R13
Compact vehicle, can fit 4 in a regular parking space. Batteries located in the front (6 plus charger) and under the driver seat (7). Registers as a motorcycle (CVC 400a) but only requires automobile license to drive due to steering wheel. Designed to be the motorcycle helmet, so driver legally not required to wear one (CVC 27803e). Can drive the California diamond lane because it's a motorcycle, fully occupied vehicle but not because it's an EV (CVC 21714a) and prohibited from lane splitting.

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