OwnerAlex Bessinger
Owner's Other EVs1963 Honda C105-E
2000 Ford Ranger EV
1998 Ford Ranger EV
LocationSan Marcos, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1967 Kawasaki A1-SS
Now registered as of March 13 2017! Still
needs some finishing touches to the 12v
wiring and a decent paint job, but it is
officially street legal!
MotorMars ME-0708 Permanent Magnet DC
48v 100a continuous (8hp), 300a for 60s
DrivetrainSingle speed gear reduction 12t front 60t
rear, 530 pitch chain.
ControllerAlltrax AXE-4834
48v 150a continuous, 300a 60s.
Mounted inside fuel tank
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
12v 50ah capacity, put together in series
System Voltage48 Volts
15a charger
DC/DC Converter
48v to 12v converter, capable of 10a output
InstrumentationSpeedometer, voltmeter, ammeter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
On a full charge given a straight flat road
I can push it to 52.
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
To say the least my batteries suck... I've
plans to upgrade to a homemade 18650 pack in
future, but I'm on a college student budget,
who knows when that'll happen.
Watt Hours/Mileno idea yet...
EV Miles
Start:10,793 Miles (17,365 Kilometers)
Current:11,051 Miles (17,781 Kilometers)
Total:258 Miles (415 Kilometers)
    As of 8/31/2017
Seating Capacity2 aduts
Curb Weight385 Pounds (175 Kilograms)
Weighed one wheel at a time with a bathroom
Tires3.50/18 rear, 3.00/18 front
Conversion TimeStill technically in progress (9 months to
date), but for all intents and purposes to
get it "up and running" it took 3 months
Conversion CostAt this point estimated about 2000$

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