Owner's Other EVTricycle
LocationJerseyville, Illinois United States map
Vehicle1987 Suzuki Samurai
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
GE 8", 115 lbs.
Drivetrain5 speed, 2 speed transfer case, 4x4.
ControllerGeneral Electric 72v 700/800 amp
GE 72v 700 amp (800 amp intermittent)
Batteries12 Everstart 27dc, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
So far it looks like the 12 new Everstarts 27dc (12v 115 amp)are giving me at least 70% of the watts from the charger back at (50% DOD). Not bad for lead acid.
System Voltage72 Volts
Charger 72v 25A PWM 110V
72V 25A PWM 110V
Heater1000W ceramic
DC/DC Converter
12V battery
InstrumentationVictron BMV battery monitor, RPM and motor amps.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
At 60 mph the motor is around it's 15 min duty amps.
Acceleration0 to 30 mph, second gear in around 6 seconds, 0 to 50 mph in around 20 seconds. full charge, controller limit set at 600 amps.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
30+ At 35 mph, town driving.
Watt Hours/Mile205 Wh/Mile
360 Whr/Mile at 60 mph. This is a rough estimate, I did not account for voltage sag. Flat road, no wind.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)
About 2500 Lbs

code by jerry