Geo conversion under the hoodInteriorRadio and SwitchesCurtis 840 spyglass2.5 kw chargerTrunkThe back
OwnerNathan Christiansen
LocationMapleton, Utah United States map
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Vehicle1994 Geo Metro
1994 Geo metro - HPEVS AC-35 motor with
1238 controller. Batteries are Nissan leaf -
modules series, 2 parallel. Charger and BMS
from thunderstruck motors.
MotorHPEVS AC-35 3-Phase AC
Motor is rated 35 horsepower peak. Max 6000 rpm
DrivetrainAC-35 motor with factory 5-speed manual
transmission and clutch
ControllerCurtis 1238-7501
550 amp peak - air cooled
Batteries28 Nissan leaf G2 batteries, 7.40 Volt, Lithium-Ion
14 sets of 2 parallel modules - seen these
batteries do 400 amps no problem. I am estimating the pack can hold 9-10 KWH at 100% SOC.
System Voltage105 Volts
ChargerChina HiPower CH4100 / TSM2500
Thunderstruck TSM2500. China HiPower CH4100
charger under Thunderstruck name. Air cooled
compatible with j1772.
Heater1500 watts at 120 volts
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-20-LV
Had to replace my Elcon converter because it was
not putting out enough current. The Todd has been
working great for me so far.
Instrumentationfully custom-build graphical gui.
Includes range, cell voltages, motor and
controller temps, economy(wh/mi) and other
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
seen it do 75 on the freeway when motor was
limited to 4000 rpm - motor can do 6000 RPM.
AccelerationLikely better than the stock IC engine.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Gets about 5 mi/kwh. Battery is about 10
Watt Hours/Mile200 Wh/Mile
Based on KWH meter on EVSE, so this number
includes charger losses
EV Miles
Start:272,872 Miles (439,051 Kilometers)
Current:276,200 Miles (444,405 Kilometers)
Total:3,328 Miles (5,354 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)
a little bit more then ICE version
Tires22 inch
Conversion TimeAbout 6 months to take out the gas engine, 6
months to convert to electric, and 6 months
clean everything up
Conversion Cost$8500-9000
Additional FeaturesHeater, touchscreen GUI, led headlights
This car is currently for sale - The previous owner and I have put $9k into it and I am asking $3000. The batteries alone are easily worth $2k on eBay. Car is located about 15 minutes away from Provo, Utah. If interested, email me at and I can provide you with more up-to-date pictures.

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