South Seattle Community College S10 Unde
OwnerStephen Johnsen
Owner's Other EV1988 Pontiac Fiero
LocationSeattle, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1994 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
This high power S-10 conversion was
completed in 6 days by students in
South Seattle Community College's 6-
Day intensive conversion class in
March 2011. Under the direction of
Stephen Johnsen and Murray Fye, 12
students got to learn about EVs
hands-on while converting an exciting
S10 in just 6 days!
MotorNetgain Warp 11 Series Wound DC
This Warp 11 is an absolute torque
monster with the Raptor Controller!
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive with stock manual
transmission and rearend (for now...)
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
Up to 1,200 Amps of immediate power
with this DCP Raptor makes for a
powerful EV!
Batteries12 Optima Yellow Top, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Twelve used Optima Yellowtops were
divided into three nice 48V sub packs
and placed under the bed in front of
the rear axle and under the hood.
System Voltage144 Volts
Just an old Russco for now but the
holes have been drilled for a Manzanita
charger in the future.
DC/DC ConverterGo Power
A Go Power DC/DC converter provides up
to 45 amps of 12 volt power to the
InstrumentationE-meter (Xantrex Link-10)
Top SpeedHaven't tested top speed yet... This
vehicle will primarily be used on and
around the South Seattle Community
College Campus
AccelerationAWESOME! Course instructor Stephen
Johnsen loves fast EVs and he
definitely approves of this one!
RangeUnknown at this point and with the old
Yellowtops but it should be enough to
at least get around campus.
Watt Hours/MileStill To Be Determined
Seating Capacity2 adults comfortably but there are
belts for 3 people
Curb Weight0
Not weighed yet... Check back later.
TiresStandard tires for now...
Conversion Time6 Days!
Additional FeaturesSouth Seattle Community College has partnered with the
Seattle Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA) to offer
many continuing education courses in electric vehicle
technology. Many long-time SEVA members have taught a
variety of these courses. A complete course listing
can be found at: under the
electric vehicle association.

The college has been running its 6-Day intensive
conversion class for a few years now. SEVA Vice
President and Battery Guru Stephen Johnsen and SSCC's
Murray Fye enjoy teaching new people about the joys of
electric vehicles. The class is very "hands-on" as the
students are guided through every step of converting a
gasoline vehicle to electric in just a few days. Much
of the class is of course spent working on the vehicle
but there are also many hours of lectures ranging from
basic electricity to in-depth demonstrations of
various EV batteries.

Throughout his many years at the college Murray has
systematically made almost all of the college's
vehicles electric. Murray has purchased new EVs, and
converted everything from golf carts and small
vehicles to bicycles. The larger trucks Murray has
been successfully running on B99 bio-diesel for many
years. In his free time Murray has converted his own
high performance AC drive motorcycle. Usually the
donor vehicle for the class has come from students but
this year Murray will be keeping the S-10 for
integration into the college's growing fleet of EVs.
It was especially uplifting to see the many new EV grins
at the end of the course and witness the camaraderie of
the students throughout the week. It will be interesting
to see what everyone goes on to build.

Special thanks to the other SEVA members who brought
their EVs by and also to the college Dean Ben Taves who
drives a factory built Ford Ranger EV. The students who
worked to convert this car were: Collin Barrett, Forest
Eckley, Jeff Lachowitzer, Crawford Leeds, Ed Miller, Don
Moorehead, Tom Owens, Eric Rhinelander, David Sabo, Rich
White, Andrew Woodson and John Long.

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