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OwnerBert Kortenbach
LocationDeventer, Overijssel Netherlands map
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Vehicle1980 Arola 20
The Arola is a (very) small car for
MotorBosch 3kW Compound Wound DC
A 3kW motor taken from a Dutch ECar
manufacturer called Spijkstaal.
ControllerSevcon Sevcontrol MOS 90
A 24V controller capable of 400A max.
Batteries4 Powersafe SBS60, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
4* semi-traction 12V 60Ah taken from cable
installation UPS.
System Voltage24 Volts
Charger Gacon 24V 4,8,12A Charger
Nothing fancy.
DC/DC Converter none
InstrumentationBicycle ODOmeter
Top Speed25 MPH (40 KPH)
Top speed = 40 kph measured on a
bicyclecomputer I installed.
AccelerationCan make the tires spin while cornering.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
The vehicle is not road-legal, so I have driven only short distances with it.
Watt Hours/MileDit not measure
EV Miles
Current:60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
    As of 9/16/2012
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)
I did not weigh it, but I lifted in into the back of a small truck. Man, it's heavy !
TiresStock Arola tires.
Conversion Time2 weeks
Conversion Costabout 500 us$
I recently had to sell my electric cart. I am currently
building a light twoseater.

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