OwnerJohn Luck
LocationMaidstone, England United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
VehicleBedford CF2
(GM Griffon in USA)
MotorLucas CAV
40 kW
Drivetrainreversed axle, short prop shaft, reduction gear.
ControllerLucas MkIV
Batteries36, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
(Ex Computer UPS)
System Voltage216 Volts
home made
HeaterStill waiting - its cold......
DC/DC ConverterLucas
216 Volt to 12 Volt
InstrumentationHomemade Volts and Amps using hall effect - working on scanner
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Accelerationno idea
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults in the cab, a football team in the back
Curb Weight7,700 Pounds (3,499 Kilograms)
Tires70 PSI various makes
Conversion TimeFactory built 1985
Additional FeaturesI am building an isolated individual battery temp and volt monitor to scan each battery every 5 - 10 seconds. Have utilized a Hall effect ring to monitor drive and regen current. Its in need of work to the shell as 25 years of British road salt and water has taken its toll. Would like to hear from other Electric Bedford owners and would ESPECIALLY like anyone involved in these in the 80's who may have circuit diagrams of traction controller - Please.....
I am about to start adding new battery racks for the 36 batteries to free up some of the load space. Then it will be the bodywork and hopefully teach myself to spray paint so I can restore her to her former glory.... Any painting teachers out there !!

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