!2-197710.5 hpBaldor 10.5 hpSpeed controlerTag on left bottom door
OwnerDaniel Bernier
LocationAlbuquerque, New Mexico US map
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Vehicle1977 Subaru #500
This is a Jet Industries Electravan.It is
the only Model #500 Electravan I have seen
posted anywhere. It's also the only 1977
model I've seen. The model #500 is quite
different than the model #600. It only has
a Baldor 10.5 hp motor in it while the
model #600 have the G.E. 20 hp. It's in
excellent condition with no rust and only
3,700 km original. I believe this is one
of the earliest Electravans in existence
and possibly one of the early prototypes.
From the test data I have found, the model
#500 was never put into production for
sale to the public. It appears that a few
were built in 1977 for testing purposes,
but only in 1977. In the 1978 the model
#600 was built on the newer Subaru Sambar
600 platform.
I did find some test data that was done by
the government that gives the specs of the
model #500 electravan, so I know they did
make them, how many I don't know. If
anyone knows what the serial numbers
on these vans tell about the vehicle or
how many were produced
please contact me. Thank you.
MotorBaldor Series Wound DC
Drivetrain10.5 hp Baldor 96v 4000 rpm motor with 4
speed manual transmission
Batteries0.00 Volt,
System Voltage96 Volts
HeaterDiesel fuel
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:3 Miles (4 Kilometers)
Current:3 Miles (4 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults and cargo, or 12 circus clowns
Curb Weight1,200 Pounds (545 Kilograms)
without batteries
Tires5.00-10 Bridgestone

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