Battery Box RearBattery Box Front
OwnerJack Waddell
Owner's Other EVs1980 Comuta-Car
1980 OKY Electric Scooter
LocationWilmington, Delaware United States map
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Vehicle1980 Renault LeCar
(Lectric Leopard)
MotorPrestolite MT4001 Series Wound DC
Pulled and rebuilt
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed transmission with clutch
Original Contactors
Batteries12 Deka Intimidators, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
42.5lbs x 12 batterys=510lbs
System Voltage36 Volts
ChargerVector Vec1083
6 chargers, 1 charger per 2 parallel batterys
HeaterOriginal electric toaster
InstrumentationOriginal US Electric Volt and Amp Meters
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I needed a hill climber and scrificed range for speed
AccelerationFaster than the ICE version
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
Haven't driven this car without steep hills
EV Miles
Start:41 Miles (65 Kilometers)
Current:798 Miles (1,283 Kilometers)
Total:757 Miles (1,218 Kilometers)
    As of 7/14/2009
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,480 Pounds (1,127 Kilograms)
2480lbs. origional, minus the ICE, gas tank, exhaust, spare tire and cooling system. Add 90lbs for the Prestolite, 510lbs. for the batterys and X for the battery racks and the interconnects.
Tires145/13 Centreds (new) Originals were unsafe
Conversion Timein progress
Conversion Cost$1,700 and counting...
Additional FeaturesFore Sale. ck the Trading Post
I had a chance to drive and original Leopard, and found that it handled like a Slug, with sixteen T-105's onboard. I pulled the eight T-105s out of my Comuta Car, (The Mouse) and put them in the Leopard and took it on a 20 mile run around the neighborhood. Boy what a difference! Even twelve T-105s at 72 Volts at around 720 pounds would perform better (cornering, acceleration and top end) than the sixteen T-105s at 48V and 1040 pounds. I just don't know what the range would be. This car is a work in progress.

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