OwnerChristen Johansen
LocationNew York, New York United States map
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Vehicle1972 Saab 96
Restored SAAB 96, 1972 body with 1968 interior,
grille and fenders, 96 volt DC electric with
regenerative braking.
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Drivetrain(16) 6 volt Trojan 125's with standard 4 speed gear
box and advanced DC motor
ControllerCurtis 1231c
Batteries16 Trojan T125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerLester 96v-12v
HeaterCeramic - installed but not hooked up
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
InstrumentationDOE Argon Lab volt/amp meter and EVA gauges %
charge, volt meter.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 8/28/2015
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
TiresContinental 165 R 15 @ 48 psi all around
Conversion Time1-1/2 year
Conversion Cost$10,000. including the purchase of 2 SAABS and
Additional FeaturesRegenerative braking and charging terminal with automatic battery box
exhaust fan and main contact disconnect.
Converted in 1993-199, Sparky has been on the road for 21 years without
a problem related to the EV conversion. Human error, yes. It's on its
second battery pack and I'm looking forward to switching to Lithium-
Ferrous Phosphate batteries in the next year.

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