First inspectionFactory trimDouble Tray #1Saft STM5-180Under the hood
OwnerJames Wolfe
Owner's Other EVs1982 Pontiac J2000
1988 Pontiac Fiero
1995 Solectria E-10
1999 Dodge EPIC
1993 Dodge TEVan
Junior Dragster
LocationGlendale, Arizona United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1993 Dodge TEVan
One of 56 factory built Electric vans based on the T-115 series 5-passenger Caravan.
MotorGeneral Electric Separately Excited DC
54 Kw, 35 Hp continuous, 70 HP Peak
Oil and Air cooled.
Drivetrain2 speed transaxle with reverse and Park by Gear Vendors.
ControllerGeneral Electric Proprietary
solid-state microprocessor
Batteries30 Saft STM5-180, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded
in 6 dismountable pods under floor
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerMartin-Marietta Proprietary
On-board Power Factor Corrected with 20 or 40 Amp charge rates from 120V to 220V three phase.
Heater8.8KW 3-level ceramic, really unnecessary for Phoenix.
DC/DC ConverterGeneral Electric Built with Vicor modules
120 Amp output, no auxilary battery
InstrumentationTemperature gauge for Traction Motor, (limits the current to the motor if the pointer rises to the "H" mark)
The Fuel guage displays the remaining power in the batteries.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Keeps up with traffic well but as responsive as the Queen Mary.
Acceleration1/4 mile: 25.901 @ 53.539 at Speedworld, an NHRA dragstrip, on 10-01-2003, a little faster and quicker than the NEDRA record.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
according to specs, tested to 70+
Watt Hours/MileVaries from 300-500 (Measured at the wall)
EV Miles
Current:29,546 Miles (47,539 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults + 60 pounds (810 pounds)
Curb Weight5,040 Pounds (2,290 Kilograms)
as per shipping documents
TiresP205/75R15 Goodyear Millenium at 50PSI (OEM)
Conversion Cost$120,000
Additional FeaturesElectric Power Steering
Power Brakes
Electric driven AC
Regenerative Braking
Driver side airbag
Centralized Watering System that is controlled by the charging system. The charger firmware determines when to water the batteries and when to do an equalization charge. These operations are carried out with no operator intervention.
Built on the same assembly line as the T-115 series Caravan's at the Windsor, Ontario Canada plant and shipped to Bell Dodge in Phoenix. The purchaser was Salt River Project, one of our 2 electricity providers in the Valley.

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