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OwnerBob & Sherry Andersen
LocationWheat Ridge, Colorado United States map
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Vehicle2005 GEM eS (truckette)
GEM car built by Chrysler in Fargo ND
my motor was built by D&D who also built
mortors for Ride-4-Fun... sold to me by
Marlon in San Diego and called the tsunami
Drivetrain9.6hp motor front wheel drive
ControllerGeneral Electric
Batteries6 Deka type 31 GEL, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
the charger in the '05 and later cars hace
the Delta Q charger.. they
seem to work best with the DEKA battery
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies
Heaternone.. heated seats and have a Coleman
propane flameless and catalytic
something.. have a cup holder for it
..only place to mount it was on passenger
side.. can't heat and have a rider
of car..have used it once.
DC/DC Converter
Instrumentationhave added a Battsix monitor... can see what
each battery ia doing at
anytime.. also SOC and % used
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
at 50 mph the motor was still pulling
strong at 55 I thought I'm a 72yr
old guy and this is a 'golf cart' on
steroids that has a legal 25mph speed
plus I was coming up on a light still had
coasting distance so didn't ride
the brakes.. know I can lead..follow or
get out of the way if needed
AccelerationI have more top end than off the line with
the new motor
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
I've found with the big motor I lose miles
with speed.. there are no roads
around the Denver area that don't have a
hill.. hills eat batteries as does
speed.. if I drive at 25 to 30mph I get
the best milage
Watt Hours/Miledon't know
EV Miles
Start:875 Miles (1,407 Kilometers)
Current:4,000 Miles (6,436 Kilometers)
Total:3,125 Miles (5,028 Kilometers)
    As of 6/3/2014
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,170 Pounds (531 Kilograms)
stock weight
Tires185/65 R14.. Discount Tire.. wheelbis for a
2000-2003 Honda 4-100
Conversion TimeI didn't convert but have put a few hours
into different projects on the car.. some
have worked some are on the GEM failure
shelf in the garage
Conversion CostI bought my car right.. price wise.. from
Craigslist in CA.. got a great deal to get
it to me via Uship.. if I were to sell it
I'd ask $8000 with the stock motor and
wheels or $9500 as it sits.. think Id
break even and could start over on another
one.. probably an e4
Additional FeaturesI have a ton.. didn't like the stock turn signals.. added a
pair of led to the front plus a squeaker as the
signals don't self cancel.. changed the tail lights to led..
GEM seat covers and carpet.. a cargo box..
GEM radio console..larger outside mirrors..trailer hitch.. a
drag chute.. larger wheels and tires..10hp
motor.. back up camera.. heated seats and new upholstery
I know I drive an NEV but do plug it in.. it's electric..
licensed and above all fun.. can I say that again... FUN

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