Sunny's MugshotDashboardSunny under the hood
OwnerTony Nickoloff
LocationVilla Rica, Georgia United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1979 Renault Le Car
Excellent shape with solar panel
charging assist! New tires - Needs new
MotorGeneral Electric 1- or 2-Phase AC
18 HP
Drivetrain4 Speed manual - 18 HP GE motor - 24/48
Controller very old...
Two button push foot controller
BatteriesTrojan SCS225 deep cycle batteries, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage12 Volts
ChargerSchumacher WM-2500A
I use 2 of these chargers... One for the
front batt bank and one for the back
batt bank - 4 batteries each.
HeaterYes - In cold weather the manual says to
turn it on using AC in the garage before
driving it!
DC/DC Converter Unknown
InstrumentationVolt and AMP Meters
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
That's 55 downhill with a good
AccelerationGood enough.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Slight hills.
Watt Hours/Mile900 Wh/Mile
Penny and a half per mile after testing.
EV Miles
Start:7 Miles (11 Kilometers)
Current:9 Miles (14 Kilometers)
Total:2 Miles (3 Kilometers)
    As of 1/25/2012
Seating CapacityFour (small) people
Curb Weight1,250 Pounds (568 Kilograms)
TiresNew Firestone
Conversion Time25 hours changing batteries and adding
solar panels.
Conversion Cost320.00 in solar panels plus charge
Additional FeaturesI have put one 100 watt solar panel on the roof with an 8
amp charge controller, but plan on covering the entire
car with thin-film solar panels very soon.
I love my Sunny Boy!

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