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OwnerLewis Moten
LocationFront Royal, Virginia United States map
Vehicle1976 Sebring-Vanguard ½ Transition
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-40D-56 Series Wound DC
Up to 19HP @ 583 amps. Up to 5020 RPM. Highest
efficiency ~8HP/162A/2900RPM. Only seen drawing
up to 275 amps max.
DrivetrainDana Axle 6.83:1
ControllerAlltrax SR-72500
Supports 12 to 72 volts with 500 amps (575 peak
Batteries4 other 48v, 48.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
From 2015 Chevy Volt. Each module is configured
as 48vdc 50ah for a total of 200 AH/ 9.6 KWH
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSchauer JAC1548H
Configured by manufacturer for charging lithium
ion. Supports both 120/240 VAC.
HeaterAir blown over motor
DC/DC Converter Kohree B20-3638-12
12v 20A supply from 48v
InstrumentationAiLi Battery Capactity Monitor
Top Speed30 MPH (48 KPH)
I was getting 35 with the stock motor. Once I
upgraded to the D&D motor, my top speed has been
reduced to 30.
Range11 Miles (17 Kilometers)
Range from prior lead acid batteries was 11
miles. Lithium test is pending.
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
lead acid was around 250/mile. When switching
Lester 48v charger, Whr went up over 300
average, but charged in a quarter of the time.
Lithium has not been tested yet.
EV Miles
Start:1,028 Miles (1,654 Kilometers)
Current:1,084 Miles (1,744 Kilometers)
Total:56 Miles (90 Kilometers)
    As of 10/15/2021
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,200 Pounds (545 Kilograms)
TiresMichelin X 125R12
Conversion Timetwo weeks to modernize the motor, controller,
contactors, batteries, charger, and cables.
Conversion CostMore than 12k in parts to upgrade.
Additional FeaturesGPS Speedometer. Battery capacity meter. Radio Antenna. SW202 & SW180
contactors. Inline 450A fuse. Battery on/off. Curtis PB-8 Throttle
works in tandem with original step controller that fires off original
contactors for vintage nostalgia. Bluetooth BMS. J1772 port to use
public chargers.
Original throttle switches work in tandem with potbox, allowing
original contactors to activate for vintage nostalgia. Plan is to
have a switch to convert to run in original 3 speed mode.

Replaced turn signal instrumentation with Triumph Spitfire 1977-

Added a motor bumper in new motors shaft to reduce wine.

Repairing body cracks with plastifix.

In the process of replacing door windows, which cracked aluminum
frames while removing the panes.

Used 2/0 cable to support consistent amps

I use the old batteries that came with the car as a battery bank
with solar panels, solar charger controller, and an inverter to
charge the car.

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