1992 Ford Escort LX Wagon
personal conversion
SOLD! ($6,000 on 1/9/11)

Details on the EV can be seen here: http://www.evalbum.com/1818

Originally donated to UCI in Irvine California, and converted to a hybrid as an engineering project. See http://www.evalbum.com/678, then I converted it to full electric. Motor Advanced DC FB 4001 Series Wound DC ADC 9" motor with the shaft on both ends Drivetrain Original 5 speed manual with a ceramic clutch. Controller Cafe Electric Zilla Z1K-LV 1000 Amp Zilla Controller. Hairball interface has trouble codes and 2nd "Valet mode" settings for Amps, Volts etc. I am using the "Valet mode" as a second set of parameters to get better range when needed. Batteries 15 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded automotive style posts. (about 1 yr old) System Voltage 120 Volts Charger Lester Model 07740 220V AC input - output up to 26 AMPS Needs about 6 hours to charge from 80% discharge. Also, Zivan onboard charger, is 120 AC input and charges at 12 AMPS max. Heater Electric ceramic element in place of the original heater core, just in case I need to defrost the windshield. (I'm near Phoenix AZ). DC/DC Converter Zivan NG1 120VDC to 12VDC Instrumentation Voltmeter, Ammeter, Speedometer, Tachometer, Curtis State of Charge Meter, Battery charger indicator light for onboard charger. Top Speed 75 MPH (120 KPH) I have had it on the freeway in 4th gear at 75 MPH. Acceleration 0-45 in 36 seconds, at 200 AMPS MAX measured at the motor. Range 50 Miles (80 Kilometers) 50 miles is with the driver only, (150 lbs.), at or below 45 MPH and below 200 amps while cruising and accelerating. I also am using the "valet mode" to assure less than 350 amp draw by the motor. 30-40 miles is usual with more passengers and more aggressive driving. This will take the batteries to 80% discharge. EV Miles Start: 662 Miles Current: 12,265 Miles Total: 11,603 Miles As of 10/14/2010 The car has less than 13K original miles! Seating Capacity 5 adults Tires P185 60/R14 Riken Raptor- Kept at about 38 PSI Conversion Cost Est. between 12-15K. Additional Features It has a full front to back "belly pan". Originally I did this to improve aerodynamics, but it also keeps the engine compartment clean, and protects the battery charger that is mounted below the rear seat. The radio antenna and roof rack were removed and the roof smoothed for aerodynamics. The radio antenna was left inside the front pillar near the windshield - it works good. My wife uses the car daily to go to work and drop off the kids etc. It generally sees 16 to 30 miles a day, usually not more than 50% discharge. The 220 Volt Lester charger can fully charge the batteries from a 20 mile trip in about 3 hours. Full balancing takes longer at very low amps. I'm selling since my job is going to 12 hour shifts and I need 2 cars with more range than the EV has, to meet the needs of my family. Price is negotiable, feel free to make an offer.