OwnerRoland Wiench
LocationGreat Falls, Montana United States map
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Vehicle1977 Chevrolet El Camino
MotorNetgain WarP-11 Series Wound DC
66 Hp. 170 volt @ 200 amp 6000 rpm
DrivetrainGM TH-400 Automatic converted to manual shift by TCI. Modified 5.57:1 differential, axle and HD bearing set.
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K
Batteries30 US Battery 251 AH golf, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage180 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC50
Heater640 Watt and 860 Watt under dash and a 1000 Watt hot water heater, all 120 VAC 60 Hz
DC/DC ConverterIota Iota-45
InstrumentationHas over 90 meters and control switches that measure every circuit points and back up circuits
Top Speed76 MPH (122 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 30 MPH in 10 seconds, 0 to 60 in 30 seconds
Range39 Miles (62 Kilometers)
At 50% SOC at 50 mph
Watt Hours/Mile480 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:1,014 Miles (1,631 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight6,600 Pounds (2,999 Kilograms)
TiresPirelli 235 x 15 High Pressure Radios 65 pounds air pressure
Conversion Time19 years, on going mods.
Conversion CostOver $45,000.00 so far.
This car has a extended fiberglass nose in place of the grill, which takes in air under the front bumper through a air dam. The back bed is totally enclosed like a trunk on a car, not a add on, which has a hatch back with 4 foot by 6 foot glass section. Top, hatch and rear gate is padded cover white vinyl. Car is color sanded and polish to 4000 grit of which the blue looks black. The interior was completely redesign with a aircraft type dash, that is a recessed flat black dash plates, that can be hinge down or remove separately with each control unit. There is a console than goes from the rear window up to the dash that contains all the switches and controls, that light up and show what circuits are being used. The main motor drive is in the same place a engine would be connected to transmission - driveline etc. This motor also drives a accessory mount that is in front of the motor. The mount is a large frame that is used on GMC diesel trucks that hold the inverter, alternator, power steering, vacuum pump and air conditioning. The batteries are in the center of the car in a totally enclose fiberglass container that has vacuum exhaust fans for increase oxygen to battery cells. The battery charger is in a separate totally enclosed fiberglass enclosure which is under pressure using a large input fan to prevent any cross air exchange from battery box to charger box. There is a large industrial type set screw type terminal strips that is located in the battery charger, under dash plates and in motor compartment that a 100 wire bus runs in a conduit system to each connection point. This vehicle can be equipped to operate in city mode or highway mode. At the present time, I have it in city mode. My daily travels are only 6 blocks to 24 blocks, of which I am using smaller 251 Ah batteries. It only takes 5 minutes to charge at 50 Amps to charge the batteries that are at 97 percent charge. Keeping battery charge rate at 2.4 volts per cell and fresh air pump in, prevents fluid loss. I still have not added any water to battery in one year. The suspension system is custom made air suspension system, air springs and air shocks, that balance the level of the car. Can be adjusted to a very soft ride. The front of the car was design and built by the Electric Fuel Propellsion Company in 1975. It now is known as the APOLLO Energy Systems - www.apolloenergysystems.com - The control system was design and built by CableForm in England. The motor is a custom design by GE of which the designs are not release. The interial and compartments are design and built by me or known as EVSystems and Energy Research Systems.

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