OwnerEric Luebben
LocationIrvine, California US map
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Vehicle1993 Rannberg/Arivett
Ed Rannberg commissioned Electric
Streamliner, 24ft long, 26" square at the nose, 0.131 drag coefficient, 37" top of tail.
MotorAdvanced DC 8 Series Wound DC
Motors belted together to a jack shaft, then belted to the main axle with 1.65:1 ratio. In hind sight? we should have added a $300 series parallel contractor. 146 hp Peak
Drivetrain2 ADC 18hp 8" motors, wired in series,
direct drive through 1.65:1 gear to the wheels.
ControllerCurtis Custom Gift from Curtis PMC
Three 1231 cases, two slaved to center for 336 VDC, 1000 motor amps, variable soft start and current limit.
Batteries56 Hawker G26 Sealed Lead, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Two strings of 28 batteries, paralleled, with fuses for approximately 5kwh.
System Voltage336 Volts
Charger Onan 7kw Gas Genset
7Kw Onan RV generator with regulator
modification to pot adjust, custom wound step up transformer, buck and boost, and rectifiers with monitoring meters.
HeaterSun
InstrumentationTachometer, Current Meter, Volt Meter.
Top Speed221 MPH (355 KPH)
Controller was adjusted to 600 amp current limit and the car was driven off the staring line on 1 gear, no push start.
AccelerationFrom standing start, 168 mph at 2 miles and 221 mph at 5 miles.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
In hind sight, the car carried more
batteries than necessary. Battery weight was 1175 lbs.
Watt Hours/Mile700 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
 
    As of 2/10/2013
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight2,650 Pounds (1,204 Kilograms)
With Driver.
TiresGood Year FrontRunners, Rear 23" Diameter M and H Racemasters Front 24" Diameter
Conversion Time9 Months
Conversion Cost$100,000
Additional FeaturesTwin Parachute Tubes, Electric helmet Blower, Twin
Extinguishers, Kilovac 1000 amp contactors, Diest seat
belts, and parachute.
In 1996, 64 year old Ed Rannberg made a 201mph pass to the north becoming the first electric car driver to exceed 200mph. One of the motors failed on the return run which kept him from the record. Ed passed suddenly in April of 1997. Ed's son, Randy and Eric Luebben set two records in October of 1997 of 212.973 mph and 215.625 mph FIA. Team Rannberg was approached in November of 1997 and asked to create the electric land speed vehicle rules and classes.

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