OwnerMike Jordan
LocationMattawan, Michigan United States map
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Vehicle1980 Renault Le Car
MotorPrestolite Compound Wound DC
ControllerAlltrax 72400
Batteries12, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 7220
Heaterremoved currently. a 72v heater may be installed before the fall.
DC/DC Converter Power Converter 36-72/12V
Astron Wireless
InstrumentationAmmeter and battery voltage meter
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I can go faster than 60 but am not able to maintain it and the range greatly suffers. The Leper loves to cruise 45 - 50 mph.
AccelerationNot that much to speak of if I want range. I pick up speed at an ok pace, but people do like to go faster. I can tell by the way they ride my bumper.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
I currently drive to work everyday. It is a 42 mile trip each way. I am able to make it to work.. then charge for the day before the return trip. I have made it 86 miles on one full charge, but that was with opportunity charging as I was bar/resturant hopping. The trip took all day and I never was above 45 mph. It was mostly city/town driving.
Watt Hours/Mileno idea.
EV Miles
Start:5,631 Miles (9,060 Kilometers)
Current:8,700 Miles (13,998 Kilometers)
Total:3,069 Miles (4,938 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 people is the rating. I have had two adults and two teenage kids in the car. We all fit pretty well.
Tires145-R13's These will need replacement pretty soon. I think they are from the 80's. The tread is still very good.

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