What's your regular octane then??i have a 96 chevy k1500 350 v8 dual exhaust, cold air intake, throttle body spacer, 3in body lift and and big off road tires. i get about 11 mpg, but if i reprogram the computer i get 16, but i have to run 92+ octane. not something i want to do gets a little expensive.
I would love to hear more about this design. Is there a transmission in the middle or is it direct from the electric motor to the rear drive-axle? Is there a drive-shaft between the electric motor and the drive shaft?Around town, I drive an '83 Chevy S-10 that I converted to electric drive about 10 years ago.
Stripped the drive train out of it, used all that space to hang battery racks and installed used golf cart batteries I got for free from the local golf course when they converted over to gas powered golf carts...
Use the drive motor out of an electric Cushman Job site truck that had been the corner of my local junk yard for about 10 years that nobody wanted.
Used the throttle controls from that Cushman too.
I use two solar panels and a small, home made wind generator to keep the batteries charged so besides distilled water, insurance, plates, tires and shocks (It's heavy enough to be hard on shocks!) I have no operation costs in it.
It gets about 40 miles between charges with no loads, and even loaded down with more than a ton of rock it still gets about 25 miles between charges.
This is NOT some super efficient Hybrid, or super efficient AC motor that has regenerative braking, it's just a DC motor driven from batteries and uses the regular friction brakes to slow it down....