OwnerWillie McKemie
Owner's Other EVs1981 Jet Electrica
1999 Ford Ranger
2007 Hyundai Accent
2011 Nissan Leaf
LocationDale, Texas US map
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Vehicle2008 Zap PK
Tiny 3 wheel pickup truck
Batteries2, 72.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
This car now has two packaged battery systems in parallel. Each system is 72v and 30ah and has all battery management and protection included in the package. Price is very attractive compared with monolithic cells and an external BMS. They are expected to be far more reliable and maintainable.
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies
InstrumentationTBS Po
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile147 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:1,665 Miles (2,678 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
I bought this with new battery and 800 miles. In a month or so, I've put several hundred miles on it. It's purpose is to shuttle me and produce around my farm. A common loop is about 2 miles and is traveled about 6-8 times per day.

11/23/11
After giving semi-good service for about two months, this thing died and is resisting diagnosis. And is taking up space in my barn.

8/4/13
Installation of 25 x TS-LFP100 cells is complete. Greatly increased speed, range, and power. Almost no voltage sag.

9/3/15
After much trouble caused by both storing vehicle for extended periods and unreliable miniBMS modules, I installed two 72v 30ah ebike type batteries in parallel. These are very promising but I think it will be happier with a 3rd battery.

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