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OwnerKevin Borchert
LocationChandler, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1981 Ford Escort
Glider, delivered new to Jet Industries
in Austin Texas where it was completed
as an electric vehicle. It has always
been an electric vehicle.
MotorPrestolite MTC 4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainFront wheel drive 4 speed
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Not original
Batteries20 Interstate GC2XHDUTL, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Nice and Green.

System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon 2500W HF/PFC TCCH-120-15
2.5kW charger 120/12 VDC
HeaterElectric heater coil.
DC/DC Converter 12VDC Battery
InstrumentationPercent of charge meter, Ammeter,
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
I went on the freeway got to 80.
AccelerationFaster than a city bus.
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
(amps X volts)/(hours)/(max distance)

EV Miles
Current:13,084 Miles (21,052 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 people
Curb Weight3,400 Pounds (1,545 Kilograms)
Tires175 60R 13 Michelin low rolling resistance
Conversion TimeFactory built.
Conversion Cost30+ thousand in 1981.
Additional FeaturesApril/2011 New batteries, service the brake

June/2011 Upgraded to 120 volt system, installed new
state of charge meter.

July/2011 new battery charger Elcon 2.5kW charger,
relocated controller to front of car, relocated charging
port to the gas door, installed new throttle pot,
replaced contactor with EV-200 contactor.

Cost .03 cents per mile.

I have a Jet manual on PDF file that is free to anyone that
would like it. Email me

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