It is powered by 20 six-volt lead acid (PbA) golf cart batteries wired in series, giving a nominal 120 volt system. Sixteen of the batteries are stored in boxes under the tilt-up pickup bed. The remaining four batteries are under the hood, where the radiator would be on an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle. It can be charged via either the QuickCharge 120V charger plugged into a standard 15Amp outlet (which takes 13 hours) or the Zivan NG3 high frequency 240V charger (which takes 7 hours and a 240 volt outlet).
The traction batteries power a Curtis 1231C motor controller rated at 500 amps driving an FB1-40001A series wound motor that generates up to 90 HP. Also under the hood is a 12v accessory battery that is continuously recharged from the 120v traction battery pack by a MeanWell SD-350D-12 DC/DC converter.
Future projects include:
- Digital volt meter on the dash
- A 120 volt external plug for the convenience charger.
- Larger capacity vacuum reservoir
- Vacuum Gauge in the instrument cluster
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Temperature sensing in the battery boxes
- Switch to selectively silence the back-up beeper when reversing in the morning