OwnerSchool District of Wild Rose
LocationWild Rose, Wisconsin US map
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Vehicle1994 Geo Metro
We were fortunate to find a Metro with a great chassis/body and a blown engine.
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
19 HP
ControllerCurtis 1221C-7401
Batteries10 US Battery US31dcxc deep cycle, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 2000+
Recharge time is less than 7 hours
HeaterNone at this time
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
We have driven the car at 65 mph with no problems. I'm sure it will go faster.
AccelerationAt least as good as the ICE version.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
We have gone 34 miles with a combination of hiway and city driving. This included several hills. We have just begun road testing.
EV Miles
Start:130,465 Miles (209,918 Kilometers)
Current:131,429 Miles (211,469 Kilometers)
Total:964 Miles (1,551 Kilometers)
    As of 1/9/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,650 Pounds (749 Kilograms)
This is the ICE curb weight. Our two seat conversion comes in about the same.
TiresStandard Geo 12" tires
Conversion Time@9 months
5 high school students @ one hour per day.
Conversion Cost@$7000 including the car and some donations/price breaks because this was a school project.
Additional FeaturesDiamond plate instrument cluster
Motor overheat indicator
Chevy S10 rear springs
Impact switch
Vacuum pump from 1990 GM
The car will be used by our school district. This school year a teacher starting driving the Geo to one of our elementary schools (as part of his teaching assignments). So far he has logged 450 miles. He loves driving the Geo!
Allan Dickman
Technology and Engineering Instructor
The students who completed this conversion are: Justin, Danny, Ben, Levi and Brad.

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