It incorporated features such as regenerative braking and a multistep charging algorithm , that are common on modern electric vehicles but were quite innovative at the time. The intent was to produce a practical alternative-fueled vehicle with performance comparable to gasoline-powered cars, but like many electric vehicles of that era, the EVcort proved far too expensive to be commercially viable. Nevertheless, the it was used extensively by a variety of institutions for electric vehicle demonstration and testing programs. The distinguishing feature of the EVcort was the use of sophisticated electronics to extract maximum efficiency from the lead-acid battery pack. The car was built under his supervision using engineless Escorts obtained directly from Ford Motor Company.
Electric conversion - dumb idea for Mk1 Escort? - PerformanceForums
This page is for personal, non-commercial use. Do you like the idea of a professional electric car conversion but can't quite swing the dough needed for an eBox? Trust us, we feel your pain. Take a look at this eBay auction for a converted Ford Escort. The conversion was done by a company known as Jet Industries, and has only traveled 12, miles to date. Using 16 lead acid batteries producing 96 volts and a 20 horse motor, the converted Escort can go 60 miles per hour and about 40 miles per charge. If you need more speed or more miles, additional batteries can be added because the motor and motor controller can take up to volts of power.
This page is for personal, non-commercial use. Click on the image for more pictures of the electric Escort. A little over a month ago, we tracked a Ford Escort on eBay which had been converted to electric power. That car was a two-door and failed to reach its reserve price. Today, we'd like to share with our readers another electric Escort , this time a four-door wagon.