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Owner: kc7ekk
Latoya: 1992 Toyota Pickup
Displacement: 0 L
Fuel type: electric
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2750 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: custom
Description: Removed Internal Combustion Engine, radiator, gas tank, exhaust system. Installed DC Electric motor.
Painted it white so it looks nice.

Oct 4, 2012 11,000 all-electric miles and counting.

See more info here:
http://www.johnsavesenergy.com/ElectricTruck.html
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Added a Kostov series DC electric motor
20 Costco golf cart batteries
Curtis 1221 controller
Modified 400 watt ATX power supply mod for DC/DC converter.
Home-made 15A/120V or 30 Amp 240 volt battery charger allows for charging in only 3-hours.

Replaced front and rear wheel bearings. Replaced tires with smaller foot-print, low rolling resistance ones.

Max speed 87 mph
Max range (at 55mph) 50+ miles (so far).
Max range (at 60-65mph) 44+ miles
Absolute Max range 67+ miles (so far).

Real wheel skirts
Front grill block
Headlight covers
Replaced rear differential with 0W30 synthetic.
Replaced transmission oil with Royal Purple
Full undercarriage cover.

Planned Mods: I was looking into LiFe batteries but then re-thought the vehicle itself. I am now converting an Geo Metro in an EV with PM motor and LiFe batteries.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 19 mpg(US)
EPA highway 24 mpg(US)
EPA combined 21 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 106.69 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 119.22 mpg(US)
90 days 106.69 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Oct 14, 2011

(Created: 2011-09-14 00:31:04 / Modified: 2012-10-04 15:38:47)


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