OwnerRick Roller
LocationSanta Rosa, California United States map
VehicleEMB Lectra
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainStraight Chain
400 Amp programmable
Batteries8, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
22 Ah buddy pairs
System Voltage48 Volts
four on-board 12 Volt 3 Amp, on-board 48 Volt 9 Amp bulk charger, off-board 17.5 Amp UPS supply
Heatercharger cooling fan exhaust
DC/DC Converter
three parallel Vicor 3.3 Amp
InstrumentationBattery Voltmeter, Ammeter, speedometer
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight290 Pounds (131 Kilograms)
Conversion Time10 weeks -- CalPoly quarter system
Conversion Cost$700 + lots of donated/used parts
Additional FeaturesPrecharge
quick disconnect battery key
cargo trunk
hi/lo beam
turn signals
licensed street legal
ReCycle was built in 10 weeks for "the bike class" at Cal Poly, SLO, but another year went into it for a master's thesis project. It has run at 24, 36, and now 48V. Cargo space is key for the daily commute. Lunch and a change of clothes are no problem.

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