OwnerFred Liesegang
LocationBrookhaven, New York United States map
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Vehicle1987 Mazda B2000
Old but pretty clean truck had "convert me" written all over it.
MotorWarfield warp 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed manual
ControllerEvnetics Soliton JR.
very tunable, very cool series DC controller
Batteries24 US Battery 2200 XC, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
golf cart batteries
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge SCPWX
Works well
Heaternot yet
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SP-500
InstrumentationWestberg Ammeter and Voltmeter for pack
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
so far, room to go
AccelerationLike an ICE in first two gears, a litle sluggish on higher gears. Perfectly acceptable around town.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Summer time range. Winter probably 30.
Watt Hours/Milewill get back to you on that!
EV Miles
Start:94,000 Miles (151,246 Kilometers)
Current:95,500 Miles (153,659 Kilometers)
Total:1,500 Miles (2,413 Kilometers)
    As of 11/8/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight4,320 Pounds (1,963 Kilograms)
On scale with me in it. Need to reduce it some.
Tiresold but hold air, have tread
Conversion TimeStarted in earnest last April, although purchased truck with connecting rod through the side two years ago.
Conversion CostAbout $8000.00
Additional FeaturesNone yet, still working on it
Needs more gauges for 12V and vacuum for brakes. Runs well, very happy with how it drives. Many thanks to Mike Savino of EV-Propulsion in Bayport, New York for his considerable help and advice! And to the Long Island Electric Auto Assoc. chapter for their support.

May 24, 2012 Update: With the warmer weather, range is well over 40 miles per charge, and will go passed 70 MPH easily.

Nov. 7 2012 Update: Last summer range topped 50 miles! Slowly getting bodywork improved. Having a gas shortage in the Northest after hurricane Sandy. I glad I have the truck!

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