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For Sale: 1997 Chev S10 Electric Vehicle Conversion - $10,500

For Photos: http://s523.photobucket.com/albums/w351/grubbybob/97 S10 EV Conversion/

Location: Milledgeville IL (NW IL – approx. 2-1/2 hrs west of Chicago)
Std cab, Std box, 57,788 miles
Converted April 2008
Currently fitted with (18) Trojan T875 8V 170Ahr lead acid batteries
NetGain WarP9 double ended motor (brushes advanced)
CNC machined aluminum adapter & CNC machined clutch-less coupler
Curtis 1231C-8601 500A motor controller
Aluminum heat sink with 12V cooling fan
Fiberglass control enclosure w/12V system fuse block & terminal strips
(2) Albright SW-200 contactors
Curtis PB-6 throttle pot
Anderson 350A main pack disconnect
400A main pack fuse
Iota DLS-55 DC-DC converter
Triple A-pillar gauge pod w/voltmeter, battery ammeter, motor ammeter
2/0 gauge battery cables w/magna-lugs and adhesive heat shrink
Protective battery boots
Welded steel battery racks
Starboard ¼” black poly battery boxes with aluminum & PVC frames
Arpro 4.2pcf expanded co-polymer foam battery box cushion & insulation
Ghast 12V vacuum pump & pressure switch
Inertia safety switch (disconnects contactors)
Dash mounted mushroom safety switch (disconnects contactors)
Zivan NG3 110V input charger w/Anderson disconnects
Tilt bed kit

Notes: This vehicle was converted and used by Electric Vehicle Solutions to prototype and test conversion kit components. The Trojan batteries are approx 3 years old and are weak. Range when new was approx. 35 miles at 65mph. After conducting extensive controller testing over the past two years, the batteries currently provide approx. 15 miles range. Although (18) 8V batteries are installed, the battery boxes are built to accept (20) GC2 (6V) batteries. The vehicle is clean with an exceptional interior. There is a dent in the left rear box below the taillight where the vehicle was backed into.

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Forgot to mention in the original listing that new Uniroyal P205/75R/15 tires were installed at the time of conversion. Less that 2,000 miles on them now.
 

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man, I am shocked that complete EVs are not selling... especially clean-looking jobs like this?! Market must be more limited than I expect. I would think that with the only production all-electrics being $35+k, that a nice DIY would go for $15k easy?!

Have you tried Ebay? Hemmings?
 

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man, I am shocked that complete EVs are not selling... especially clean-looking jobs like this?! Market must be more limited than I expect. I would think that with the only production all-electrics being $35+k, that a nice DIY would go for $15k easy?!

Have you tried Ebay? Hemmings?
I think that the public thinks our precious EVs are simply homemade novelties. People don't know how to fix them, where the nearest dealer is or virtually anything about them. After we build one we are pretty much stuck with it, in my opinion. Anyway I knew that from the get-go but I'm still building one.:)
 

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Re: For Sale: 97 S10 EV Conversion - No Longer Available

Just wanted to let everyone know I've decided to update the battery pack and keep the truck for my personal driver. I'd be replacing a Chev 1/2 ton ext cab pickup that's getting 15 mpg on my 32 mi, 6 days a week, commute. With gas at $3.55 gal here locally, that makes a new Trojan T-875 set payback at less than one year, or, TS 160ahr lithium's payback at less than four years.

Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees!

Craig
 
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