|Location||Dearborn, Michigan US map|
|Vehicle||1981 Subaru 600 |
aka Jet Electra Van 600
|Motor||General Electric Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Four speed with clutch|
|Controller||General Electric EV-1|
|Batteries||17 US Battery 2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
|System Voltage||102 Volts|
No charger came with my purchase, I was forced to make my own. My DIY charger has a motor-driven variac under the control of custom computer software, monitored by an RS-232 connected multimeter.
|DC/DC Converter|| |
No markings on my DC-DC, so I don't know what it is.
|Instrumentation||State of charge, Amps, Accessory battery volts.|
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
The tiny tires on this van make for a nice bumpy ride!
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
Jet Industries got a 100 mile range on the test track, probably not very healthy for the batteries. I've had mine close to 50 miles out, and there is some indication it could go further.
|Seating Capacity||2 people comfortably. Four people uncomfortably.|
|Curb Weight||2,350 Pounds (1,068 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Kumho Power Star 758|
|Conversion Time||This vehicle - with a salvage title - was purchased from eBay, and was in need of extensive repairs. So far, a few hours per week for about a year has put it into drivable condition.|
|Conversion Cost||Purchased for about $2000, and another $4000 invested.|
|One of the later Electra Van 600s, I think (I haven't seen many others with this body style.) Jet Industries made lots of these, from converted Subaru 600 vans.|
I've collected a ton of documentation on the Electravan.
See this page: WebPage Links to service manuals, etc. are on the bottom.