I've been involved with electric vehicles since
late 1980s. It's been fun but challenging at times.
Electric Pickup Truck
The first electric vehicle I owned was an electric
pickup truck. It was a 120 volt system that could barely make it
up a slight hill to work. The range was short and the truck was
heavy and under powered. It was a start, a learning experience.
|My second electric car was a
Toyota Paseo. The car was converted as a new car to electric
and then sat for several years. I bought it and had Gary Flo
upgrade it to something more acceptable in 1996. I drove that
for two years and made lots of modifications on it before selling
it after getting an EV1.
|My third, fourth, and fifth EV
were EV1s.I started out with one of the first ones that were
delivered to the bay area. We liked it so much we got another
one for my daughter to drive. Then the bad news came, the recall.
We gave up both EV1s but two months later we got a new model
with NiMH batteries.
|This is the latest project. A
Porsche 550 Spyder replica being made as an electric.There is
a 300 HP motor in this car. Follow the link for the status of