OwnerLawrence Rhodes
Owner's Other EVsEMB Lectra
Vego 600 SX
1980 Jet ElectraVan 750
Schwinn Stingray
2001 Lepton
1987 Honda VT700 Shadow
2007 I-zip Electric Chopper
Chinese Electric Tricycle Pickup
2016 Nissan Leaf
2013 Nissan Leaf
LocationSan Francisco, California United States map
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Vehicle1997 Ford Aspire
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock 5 speed
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries12 GEL TECH 8G24 by E P M Products Baltimore,MD 74ah, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
These batteries are similar to MK batteries which are owned by East Penn or DEKA.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
with LB-120 boost transformer
DC/DC ConverterIota 55 amp
InstrumentationVolt Meter, Ampmeter
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
AccelerationFaster than stock.
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Just a guess
Seating Capacity4 adults 5 if you have kids in the back & that's with seatbelts.
Curb Weight2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)
Weight reduction & voltage increase.
TiresNokian NRT2 & HTR T4 Sumitomo. 44psi & 51psi respectively.
Conversion TimeQuicker the second time. That's after the accident. Third time 30 dollars to a 600 pound battery pack.
Conversion Cost$10,000.00
All the batteries are in racks or boxes under the car or under the hood. No interior space was lost. The rear battery box was taken out so the car now has less range. This vehicle was rearended by an SUV. All the parts were stripped(litterly) from the old wreck and put into a 600 dollar running Aspire. I have since sold all the parts from the 600 Dollar Aspire combined with the parts I stripped from the wrecked car and it more than payed for the new glider. I can see why wrecking yards do so well.
I am now on my 3rd battery pack. I got it gratis from an EV friend.

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