Eye-catching 1980 Electric Comuta-Car! Must See!
Price: - Item location: Redwood City, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 8,800
- VIN: 0111B1C25AS000213
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 6HP Electric GE Motor
- Fuel: Electric
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White Seats, Black Paneling
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Other MakesThis is the ultimate eye catcher! When I drive her around, everyone is amazed at how cool she is! It is a fantastic vintage electric car!
She is a 2-seat beauty built in 1980 by Commuter Vehicles Inc.in Sebring, Florida.She was one of about 2,500 produced. I have owned her for over 12 years. In 2014, I switched her from lead-acid to lithium batteries, added a battery management system(BMS), upgraded the drive controller to an Altrax 7245 controller, replaced all the high voltage wiring, and replaced all of the tires.
Since the upgrades, I have occasionally used it to run errands (it has space for 4-6 grocery bags behind the seats) and attend events. It can travel 50 miles at 42MPH top speed.
Car is currently registered and garagedin Redwood City, California. Test drives can be arranged for folks that are local.New as of Spring 2014:17 - 180AhCALBCells - Well known in the EV conversion community for their durability.2.5kWElcon Charger- Custom programmed for the cellsElithion LiteBMS including WiFi broadcasting to display metrics on your phone or computer.5 -135/80R13 Tires (4 are mounted, one spare)
There is a strong C-Car Community:C-Car Yahoo Forum - great owner communitythat gets together once a yearC-Car Facebook GroupEVPerformance
The car has been been garaged most of its life. I have tried my hardest to have her age beautifully, but there are some items that still need some attention. The brakes work, but need regular checkups. The body has a few scratches and cracks typical of 37 year old ABS plastic.
Feel free to contact me with any questions through eBay. If you would like, I am happy to chat on the phone.