|Owner||J. Mike "Sparky" Rollins|
|Location||Winston-Salem, North Carolina US map|
|Vehicle||1985 Chevrolet S-10 |
Electric 1985 S-10. Inspired by Bob Brant's book. Most of the components purchased from KTA Services.
|Motor||Advanced DC 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Advanced DC - Manual S10 Transmission with clutch.|
|Controller||DC Power Systems Raptor 1200|
|Batteries||48 GBS 100 Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
I began with 18, 8 Volt lead-acid batteries - over 1,000 lbs. I swapped these out for 350 lbs of Lithium, and I have the same range.
|System Voltage||154 Volts|
Have not settled on a particular charger and BMS yet.
|Instrumentation||Developed by Green Cycle Design Group.|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
It may be able to go more than 70, but I have not needed to do that yet.
|Range||41 Miles (65 Kilometers)|
I have gone 41 miles. Could probably do more.
|Watt Hours/Mile||345 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,950 Pounds (1,340 Kilograms)|
|Tires||4 of them|
|Conversion Time||The basic conversion took about 5 months.|
|Conversion Cost||Truck + parts + old batteries + new batteries + many mistakes = about $15,000.|