Kubvan under the hoodBattery rear storageMotor Mountsloar panel conrtrollerSystem monitortracking
Owner's Other EV2002 Toyota RAV4 EV
LocationThetis Island, British Columbia Canada map
Vehicle1985 Grumman Kubvan
Originally a 1.6 liter diesel from the factory.
Upgraded to a 1.6L Turbo Diesel in the around 2009.
Upgraded to 108 volt Electric in 2015
MotorAdvanced DC 8.5 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed VW transmission Front wheel drive
ControllerCurtis 1231
Batteries18, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage108 Volts
ChargerSoneil 1212SR
9 units
HeaterConverted cube heater planned
InstrumentationVarious digital dispalys and building own micro
controller system
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:37 Miles (59 Kilometers)
Current:37 Miles (59 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 11/27/2015
Seating Capacity2 adults + scuba Gear
Tires13 inch
Conversion TimeMonths ............ proto typed on a VW cabriola
vehicle prior to converting van.
Started in Feb 2015 fulling running by August,
still updating and tweaking as of Nov 2015
Conversion Cost80% used parts, spent about $3,000 including $1000
for used batteries.
Additional FeaturesPretty Limited on features, solar panels for topping up traction battery
while parked off site.
Ham radio for emergency calling.
This has been a great project, lots of challenges and learning
opportunities. Reflecting on and changing my transportation and travel
needs relative to state of charge of the batteries or available travel
options has been an interesting aspect of shifting from fossil fuel on

Highly recommend anyone converting there own vehicle.
For the mechanically and electrically inclined of course.

I procrastinated for 20 years, wish I had done it sooner.
Would have paid for lithium batteries by now multiple times over.

code by jerry