OwnerSteve Powers
Owner's Other EVs1992 Ford Festiva
1979 Plymounth ETV-1
1993 Ford Festiva
1980 Jet Industries Electrica 007
1983 Mitsubishi Cordia
2013 Wheego Life
LocationAtlanta, Georgia United States map
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Vehicle1999 Solectria Force
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainAC Drive
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
Batteries13 Deka Group 27 Gel, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage156 Volts
ChargerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
HeaterFactory heat and A/C
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
InstrumentationBattery fuel gage, Pak Tracker
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 miles on old batteries, 35 miles on new batts. Some people claim 40-50 miles, but I don't want to ruin the batteries
Watt Hours/Mile1.x AH per mile. 1.0 at slow speeds 1.5 at high speeds roughly.
EV Miles
Current:55,600 Miles (89,460 Kilometers)
    As of 9/1/2011
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight0
Heavy due to lead acid batteries
Conversion Time1 day to buy it already converted. 1 month to get it shipped here. 1 lifetime of looking for the perfect EV.
Conversion CostDo you really want to know? These cars aren't cheap.
Additional FeaturesHeat and A/C
I spent 13 years building and buying various EV conversions. Now that there are production versions available, many of the owners of very high quality conversions (like the Solectria Force) have decided to part with their perfectly good cars in favor of something newer. I could never afford this car in 1998, but now I can as that prices have come down as the cars have gotten older. This is a great car with 4 doors and working heat and a/c. What I always wanted and now I have it.

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