Last updated Mar 30, 2009
This is a picture of me with my compromise to the 21st century. It is my 1994 Chevy S-10 PU that has been converted to an Electric Vehicle. This EV is similar to those E-10's Chevy produced in the mid 1990's but was converted by an upstate NY farmer several years ago. Using off the shelf components he converted and used this vehicle every day for the last seven years.
This S-10 EV has a 23 HP GE series wound motor attached to a 4 spd manual Borgue Warner floor shifter with no clutch. My 120 volt DC power pack consists of twenty 6 volt deep cycle Exide GC-145 batteries. These take up most of the PU Bed, with the Lester 110 / 220 charger taking up the rest. The Curtis Controller regulates my power to get me around town and to work on a daily basis. While I have achieved a speed of 55 MPH, my ususal driving speed is between 20 and 35 MPH. This usually gets me a range of about 29 to 35 miles before recharging is necessary. It takes about 8 hours at 220 or 16 at 110 to recharge her so I usually plug in over night.
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