OwnerPier Rousseau
Owner's Other EV1999 Solectria Force
LocationLongueuil, Quebec Canada map
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Vehicle2003 John Deere electric E-GATOR
used for utility work
MotorAdvanced DC Separately Excited DC
DrivetrainTransmission: Dana with helical gearing F/N/R (switch on
Batteries8 Trojan T-145 , 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
golf cart batteries
System Voltage48 Volts
48 volt charger
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
InstrumentationMetered Hours/battery gauge
Top Speed15 MPH (24 KPH)
the E-Gator performs well, proving quick to accelerate and surprisingly good on the hills, the solid low-end torque providing unexpected power.
Accelerationvery good!
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
driving around the campground park all day on a charge.
Watt Hours/Milenot sure!
EV Miles
Current:1,500 Miles (2,413 Kilometers)
    As of 4/29/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,300 Pounds (590 Kilograms)
Weight including 8 batteries
TiresTurf/Hard Surface
Front 22.5x9.50-10 4PR
Rear 24x12.00-10 4PR
Conversion CostI paid 4500$ for this great piece of equipement from a golf club course.
Driving my E- Gator could not be simpler - turn the key, select forward or reverse on the rocker switch, drop the handbrake and squeeze the pedal. Watch for the acceleration, though. The torque is very good, so it can lurch forward with a heavy-footed operator. There is no rollover protection, so this vehicle does not have seatbelts. Front suspension and flotation tyres at the back give a smooth and comfortable ride, as well as protecting the turf.

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