Geo Metro 1994 Electric Vehicle (EV)
This is a
newly converted plugin electric 1994 Geo Metro with a 5 speed
transmission. The new electric
motor is made by D&D motor systems #ES_15A, and its rated at twelve HP
continuous and forty HP Peak at 72 VDC. It has a Alltrax 72 VDC controller
that can be wired to a USB port of a computer / laptop for stats,
adjustments, etc. with a RS232 cable found at Radio Shack. There are six
new Trojan T-1275 12 volt batteries that are installed in this vehicle running at 72
volts. It will comes with a onboard new 5-10 amp (adjustable voltage 12-72 VDC)
battery charger and a 1-2 amp float charger for the accessory battery. It
has installed a DC volt meter and amp meter on the dash for easy readings.
It has also vacuum air brakes installed, making it brake as a normal
vehicle would. It also has a ceramic heater core installed for
heat that runs off the battery pack. This car will out perform any GEM car by its speed being that they only
get 25 MPH top. Top speed can be up to 52 MPH that can be reached with this EV, which is what
it got with
recent testing, but average speeds are around 40-45 mph. Faster speeds (55 to 60 MPH) can probably be
obtained in ideal conditions when the brushes on the motor wear in being that they are new.
Once they are worn in it will
pick up speed and range. It will get between 25 to 50 miles on a charge
depending on driving habit, your speed, driving terrain, cold weather, etc. As the batteries
cycle through after 16 to 20+ charges there will also be a noticeable
difference in farther range per charge. Currently it is getting 12
to 15 miles on a charge until the car wears in more. Normal car parts for this car
are easily accessible at your local auto dealers, which is not the same
with the GEM cars. All the electric parts that are made with this EV
are made here in the USA. The Alltrax Controller used has a two year
warrantee and Series Motor has a two year warrantee also. This is a great run
around electric car for most your local driving including driving to
72 volt charger has been added under the front hood. This car is sold as-is.
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