Side ViewGarageVoltmeterTrunkJ-1772125 miles per charge
OwnerRussell Fauver
LocationPatrick, South Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1999 Solectria Force
Solar powered electric car. Twelve
solar panels on the
garage provide more than enough
energy to cover 100% of my driving.
MotorAzure Dynamics/Solectria 3-Phase AC
induction motor with regenerative
ControllerAzure Dynamics/Solectria
Batteries58 Calb CA100, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage185 Volts
ChargerElcon 5000
Input: 100-250 volt AC
Output: 21 amps DC
HeaterCeramic electric heater for the
chilly days, a kerosene fired
water heater for the really cold days
and air conditioning
for the summer months.
DC/DC ConverterAzure Dynamics/Solectria
13.2 volts
InstrumentationSolectria AH meter and an after
market voltmeter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range130 city, 95 hwy.
EV Miles
Current:72,500 Miles (116,652 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,180 Pounds (990 Kilograms)
Additional FeaturesPretty much just a stock Solectria
Force, only thing I did was replace
the original batteries and charger.
July 2014 removed the extension cord
style plug from under the gas door and
put a J-1772 charge port in it's

Aug 2014 Installed a cruise control.

Sept 2014 62,000 electric miles and
going strong.

Feb. 2015, upgraded sound system with
Bluetooth audio and new speakers.

May 2015 65,000 miles. Removed the kerosene heater, haven't needed it so why carry it around?
Maintenance manual recommended a Tear-down inspection of motor and gearbox at. 50,000 miles.
Motor bearings looked fine but figured I'd replace them while I was in there.
Should be good for at least another 65k.

May 2016 have 3 years on these batteries and still getting 120+ miles per charge.

December 2016, 78,800 total electric miles. Today makes 30,000 on the CALB ca100's. Still delivering
good power.

October 2018, 100,000 all-electric miles!

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