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Vehicle Specifications

Owner
Jake Garrison
Location
Spokane, Washington US map
Email
Vehicle
1986 Volkswagen Gti
Red mkII 8v edition with Euro style bumper, headlights and grill, as well as custom rims
Motor
Advanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
72-120 VDC
Cont: 178A; Peak: 300A (5min)
Cont: 22HP; Peak: 83HP
Weight: 107 lb
Shaft: Double
Size: 8"
Cost: $1,620
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive using stock
transmission on stock chassis
Controller
Open ReVolt P&S DIY Controller
DIY open source controller
500 Amp Max
144 VDC Max
15.6 kHz switching frequency
Batteries
10 Optima D34 YellowTop 9012-021, 13.10 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
I got a sponsorship from Optima they
reduced the cost to $85 each!

Cold Cranking Amps: 750
Cranking Amps: 870
Nominal Voltage: 12 volts
Open Circuit Voltage: 13.1 volts
Internal Resistance: 0.0028 ohms
Capacity: 55 Ah (C/20)
Weight 43 lbs
System Voltage
131 Volts
Charger
Quick Charge 120v
AC Input: 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 12A
DC Output: 120 VDC, 10A
43 lbs
Heater
Custom Ceramic

Using Walmart Sunbeam SCH160 (1.5KW) and
integrating it into the existant heater
element
DC/DC Converter
Iota 500-DCDC-636
DC voltage: 13.8V
Current: 53A
Power: 636W
Input: 110-370VDC, 85-264VAC
Instrumentation
Westberg Ammeter A2C6-30 (0 - 500 A)
Westberg Voltmeter A2C5-28 (50 - 150 V)
Top Speed
65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range
40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity
5 adults
Curb Weight
2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
Educated Guess
Tires
Stock
Conversion Time
Started: 1/2010
Finished: 9/2011
Conversion Cost
About 5k including the profit from parting
out unnecessary VW components.

Resulted in a 5k college scholarship as
well.

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