Newspaper pictureCiticar at the Plymouth Green FairAnother viewAnd another2009 Green Fair
OwnerBrad Jensen
Owner's Other EV1998 Ranger EV
LocationPlymouth, Michigan United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1975 Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar
Conversion to Alltrax controller and rebuild complete!
MotorGeneral Electric 3 HP Series Wound DC
Standard Citicar motor has been professionally rebuilt
ControllerAlltrax AXE-4863-P
650 Amps!
Batteries8 Trojan T-125, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
8 Trojan T-125's out of a surplus Tennant floor scrubber
System Voltage48 Volts
DC/DC ConverterVicor
This is a DC/DC convertor from computer applications connected to a 12 volt aux battery.
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
RangeStill testing
Seating Capacity2
Curb Weight1 Pounds (0 Kilograms)
TiresLooks like trailer tires
Conversion TimeLots
Conversion Cost$350 purchase price. $275 to have motor rebuilt. $250 for the motor controller. $1000 for my mechanic (and counting). $100 for the PBS. $36 for the turn signal switch $200 for the electrical inlet with new wiring. $250+ for assorted parts. The batteries ended up making me money - I bought some surplus floor scrubbers and took the batteries out and then sold the rest for a profit.
Additional FeaturesUSB connector in the dash that is wired into the Alltrax controller (ok, so I AM a geek). New lights.
This car has been fun to work on (most of the time) but I ended up having to replace almost everything even though I thought it was in fairly good shape to start with. With the time and the money that I have into this car, I could have bought a more complete Citicar and saved myself some headaches (and had a car with a better body), but I have "rescued" this car and have learned a lot. I couldn't have done this without Bob - my mechanic.

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