|Owner's Other EVs||1982 Pontiac J2000|
1988 Pontiac Fiero
1995 Solectria E-10
1993 Dodge TEVan
|Location||Glendale, Arizona US map|
|Vehicle||1993 Dodge TEVan |
One of 56 factory built Electric vans based on the T-115 series 5-passenger Caravan.
|Motor||General Electric Separately Excited DC|
54 Kw, 35 Hp continuous, 70 HP Peak
Oil and Air cooled.
|Drivetrain||2 speed transaxle with reverse and Park by Gear Vendors.|
|Controller||General Electric Proprietary|
|Batteries||30 Saft STM5-180, 6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded|
in 6 dismountable pods under floor
|System Voltage||180 Volts|
On-board Power Factor Corrected with 20 or 40 Amp charge rates from 120V to 220V three phase.
|Heater||8.8KW 3-level ceramic, really unnecessary for Phoenix.|
|DC/DC Converter||General Electric Built with Vicor modules|
120 Amp output, no auxilary battery
|Instrumentation||Temperature 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 Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
Keeps up with traffic well but as responsive as the Queen Mary.
|Acceleration||1/4 mile: 25.901 @ 53.539 at Speedworld, an NHRA dragstrip, on 10-01-2003, a little faster and quicker than the NEDRA record.|
|Range||80 Miles (128 Kilometers)|
according to specs, tested to 70+
|Watt Hours/Mile||Varies from 300-500 (Measured at the wall)|
|Seating Capacity||5 adults + 60 pounds (810 pounds)|
|Curb Weight||5,040 Pounds (2,290 Kilograms)|
as per shipping documents
|Tires||P205/75R15 Goodyear Millenium at 50PSI (OEM)|
|Additional Features||Electric Power Steering|
Electric driven AC
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.|