Electric BlueTilt bedCharger PortComponet PlateUnder the hoodMotorDashPedals
OwnerAlex Reineck
LocationFremont, Ohio US map
Vehicle1987 GMC S-15
Motor Series Wound DC
11" Caterpillar forklift motor that has been reworked for higher voltage.
Drivetrain4 speed clutch-less manual transmission directly coupled to the DC motor
ControllerCafe Electric Z1K-HV
With Hall Effect Pedal input. Much smoother and quicker acceleration compared to using a PB-6 potentiometer.
Batteries24 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Heaterceramic
DC/DC ConverterIota
InstrumentationTouchscreen display in progress
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
I've taken it up to 45mph so far. Should be able to do 60mph
AccelerationVery good up to about 30. With the Zilla and HEPA pedal I can bark the tires and throw some stones around.
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
Just an approximation from the very few miles I have put on it.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion TimeBeen working on it on and off for about 2 .years
Conversion CostAcquired as an unfinished EV project and put about $2,000 to get it to its current condition.
Additional FeaturesPontiac Fiero wheels
Lift bed
Touchscreen Instrument Panel
Originally had a Logisystems 750A controller with a PB-6 throttle. First upgrade was the Zilla controller. I am very happy with this controllers performance. The water cooling was a must, I ran the truck without the water cooling and within 5 miles at about 40 mph I was hitting the thermal cutback.

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