Zappo's "Black Lightning"

Vehicle Name: Black Lightning
Builder: Zappo
Started: 2012-08-15
Finished: 2012-10-01
Build Duration: 47 days
Build Hours: n/a
% Complete: 99%
Added: 2012-09-22
Last Updated: 2014-10-01
Donor Vehicle: 1996 Ford Ranger
Donor Cost: $2,500
Conversion Cost: $10,000
Total Cost: $12,500

- Performance and Range -
Max Power: 26 kW
Top Speed: 80 mph
Acceleration: better than with ICE
Final Weight: 3600 lbs
Range at 30: 75 miles
Range at 55: 50 miles
- Batteries / Charging -
Battery Type: LifePO4
Battery Manufacturer: Winston
Battery Configuration: 90 90ah in series
Battery Pack Voltage: 288v
Charger: 50 amp Manzanita Micro
Charge Time: 
- Drivetrain -
Controller: Zilla 1K HV
Motor: WarP9
- Accessories / Other -
DC-DC Converter: 
Air Conditioning: none
Power Steering: manual rack
Brakes: 12v vacuum pump
Other Notes: This was a previous conversion that had been stripped back down. Came with motor, clutch and adapter. Previous owner did paint job and lightning graphics. Thought "black lightning" was a fitting name for it. Re-installed motor and rewired everything. Used parts from other projects. Changed from the original 144V lead system to a 288V lithium pack. Gets me to and from work (about 40 miles total) with plenty to spare. Averages around 1.1ah per mile.
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