OwnerJoe Miller
LocationTucson, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1981 Volkswagen Pickup
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 Speed
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries20 US Battery US-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
235 Ah
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco BC
HeaterHuh? Did I forget something?
DC/DC ConverterSevcon
Instrumentation3 1/2 digit DMM, 400 Amp ammeter, 120 Volt SOC
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
so far
Accelerationdepends on how hard the guy behind me is pushing
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
so far
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,250 Pounds (1,477 Kilograms)
according to the scales at the town dump
TiresMichelin Rainforest 175/70 R13
Conversion Time8 months (counting time off for good behavior)
Conversion CostNot saying- my wife may find this link.
Inaugurated into Elecric service on Earth Day, 2002. Pretty much a straight ElectroAutomotive conversion (thanks Mike and Shari!) with the exception of the rear battery rack. Lots of father/daughter fun in construction. We spent some money on paint, stereo, and replaced all brakes, bearings, balljoints, in the hopes of getting another 100k out of this vehicle. Can be found driving between Tucson high schools and hospitals playing Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead LOUD.

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