OwnerPeter Drewes
LocationOrlando, Florida United States map
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Vehicle2006 Smart Drew EV42
Prototype vehicle built on Smart Car. Mixed battery set between below and back of car to get some range out of the vehicle. Motor mated to original 6 speed gearbox.
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
DrivetrainGetrag Gearbox
Batteries10, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage120 Volts
HeaterFlorida Sun
InstrumentationAmmeter in original clock spot
Top Speed63 MPH (101 KPH)
It can go higher in 4th, 5th or 6th gears. But why?
Acceleration1st and 2nd pickup is nice, 3-6 is a little slow until 40+ mph
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Range to empty. City commuter design, usually using 45 mph zones. Usually driven 15 miles under testing per day. (at 40% Depth of Discharge)
Watt Hours/Mile133 Wh/Mile
At cruise 50 amps @ 120 volts. Entire pack including acceleration runs around 150 Whr / Mile
EV Miles
Current:550 Miles (884 Kilometers)
    As of 10/4/2009
Seating Capacity2 plus a few briefcases
Curb Weight1,750 Pounds (795 Kilograms)
Stays under original gross weight of 2189 lbs with people.
Tires175-55R15 Rear
145-65R15 Front
Conversion Time10 months
Additional FeaturesVehicle performs nice for its size. Still no need for power steering on it!
Original gas drivetrain never installed, so a clean EV installation
Updates are kept on www.smartev.us

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