OwnerJohn W Mitchell
LocationMarietta, Ohio United States map
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Vehicle1997 Saturn SC2
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
Double-ended shaft
Drivetrainfront-wheel drive, 5-speed
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
144VDC, 0-500AMPS
Batteries12 Exide Deep-Cycle Marine, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Size 31
System Voltage144 Volts
Heater1500 Watt water heater using existing heater core
DC/DC Converter
Instrumentationspeedometer, tachometer, voltmeter, ammeter, fuel gauge
Top SpeedUp to 60 in third gear.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:155,000 Miles (249,395 Kilometers)
    As of 6/25/2012
Seating Capacity4
Curb Weight0
2600 lbs estimated
I converted the Saturn as a retirement project and found it to be an interesting challenge. I have had the car to several car shows and it was a real blast when I had two or three times the interest as cars costing 5 & 6 times what mine did.

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