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OwnerAaron Hayes
Owner's Other EV2000 Corbin Sparrow
LocationVashon, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1982 Ford Escort EXP
EVA built this car in Cleveland 1981, using Soleq components built just for this purpose it seems. Turned out way to expensive, so they only built very few. If there's anybody out there who also has one and/or knows more, I'd be delighted to hear from them.
MotorGeneral Electric Shunt Wound DC
Big. 32 hp. See picture.
ControllerSoleq Special built for SEVA
Batteries18 Trojan T-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
New ~2003
System Voltage108 Volts
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-30
InstrumentationAnalog Amp and Volt meters in Dash
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
AccelerationCompares to ICE cars, probably better than the EXP ICE though, from what I read on the Internet.
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
I got it with 2 year old batteries and ran it down in 45 miles (didn't know better than actually doing that to find out what the range was), so this actually might be 60-70 miles with new batteries.
EV Miles
Start:2,800 Miles (4,505 Kilometers)
Current:7,300 Miles (11,745 Kilometers)
Total:4,500 Miles (7,240 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults and lots of other stuff
TiresYes, four of them :)
Additional FeaturesRegenerative breaking, working quite well.
It's fun to use to keep the car at speed limint downhills, and watch the juice flow back into the batteries.
Update: I would love to hear from anyone who might have more of the history on this vehicle. We are currently planning to use it as a test bed for a new battery system being developed by our company.

This is not a conversion, EVA built this from gliders. I heard that they built at least some of their EVs at the Ford plant.
When I bought the car I was told that EVA only built three of these before realizing that it was too expensive to build them.
I have since found two in schools through Google, and one completetly gutted for sale (which could be one of the former, I haven't actually checked if the schools still have them.

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