OwnerPete Hagan
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationLexington, Kentucky US map
WebWebPage
Vehicle1996 Alfa
(Mexican pre-production chassis - US Electric conversion)
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC
9"
DrivetrainLenz Power Transmission
ControllerCurtis 1231C-7701
Batteries20 Exide GC2-H 6V, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
We'll let you know how this pack lasts. Will be installed Oct 1, 2006
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerLester
Heater1800 watt ceramic converted from walmart!
DC/DC ConverterVicor VI-J52EX
This little convertor is used to charge the 12vt aux battery. 100watt output it is hardly up to the job. Will be replaced soon
InstrumentationBatterylite meter - soon to add E-meter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
This is limited by the 40:1 Lenze reducer / transmission. This truck can pull tree stumps out as it is.
Accelerationpretty quick
RangeFirst runs give us 30 miles to 60% charge
EV Miles
Current:1,290 Miles (2,075 Kilometers)
 
    As of 6/4/2008
Seating Capacity3 adults (bench seat)
Curb Weight1,925 Pounds (874 Kilograms)
With new bed and 20 batteries
Tires185R14
Conversion TimeVery little since it was already a factory conversion however I have spent about 30 hours welding a new flatbed, fiberglass work for the heater and air ducts.
Conversion Cost~~$5,000.00 USD including the initial vehicle cost.
Additional FeaturesThis is a unique truck built as a test by US Electric from a Mexican chassis. Truck Two (#2) was a Mexican built, pre-production (one of 15 built), Right hand drive, configured as so: 2.12:1 gear ratio, with 185R/14 tires, 120 Volt system: 20 each USB 145 (matched) with an aluminum stake bed.

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