Future Battery HomeA look inside.
OwnerRoyce Chow
Owner's Other EVsStealth Scooter
1976 Sebring Vanguard CitiCar
LocationSan Luis Obispo, California United States map
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Vehicle1970 Opel GT
A work in progress. The 9.1" GE motor has been mounted to the stock transmission via a custom adapter, using an S-10 towing clutch. The controller and charger still need to be mounted and wired up. (updated 2-23-2008)
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
9.1 General Electric forklift motor
DrivetrainStock (4 speed transmission)
ControllerDC Power Systems Raptor 1200
Bluish purple
Batteries12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
The batteries will be purchased last, the final choice will be made then.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
Set up for 144 volts of AGMs.
HeaterCeramic (planned)
DC/DC Converter
12-15 volt DC switching supply with DC input.
InstrumentationPlanned instrumentation:
a) pack voltage
b) battery current
c) motor current
d) E meter/Link 10

The two multimeters reading current will get their inputs from two clamp-on DC current probes.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationDepends on battery choice
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Hopefully, also depends on battery choice.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
2100 stock, 3000 is about all the stock suspension can handle.
TiresRound black ones
Conversion TimeAbout 8 years so far (with long gaps without progress)
Conversion CostAbout $1500 so far

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