1994 US ElectriCar Geo Prizm Sedan White FWD - Historic GM EV EV1 Electric Carli
Price: US $10,000.00 Item location: Saratoga, California, United States
- Make: Geo
- Model: Prizm
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: BASE
- Year: 1994
- Mileage: 16299
- VIN: 1Y1SK5361RZ091946
- Color: White
- Engine size: n/a
- Fuel: Electric
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1994 Geo Prizm BASEAbout this vehicleThis 1994 Geo Prizm is an original. The owner has had it for 1 year. The vehicle is drivable and is used as a daily driver.Seller's NotesKey: Works great. Brand new batteries, tires and potentiometers. Only ~16k miles!
Up for sale is a 1994 Geo Prizm that was made in the Fremont Tesla factory back in the day. The car is a 100% factory electric car made by General Motors, Hughes Aviation and US ElectriCar. It is known as the pre-cursor to the famous EV1 and Chevy S10 EVs. GM used what they learned in these conversions to build the Impact prototype and eventually the EV1.
Here is some info on the vehicle:
Vehicle 1994 Geo Prizm (US Electricar)
Motor Hughes Dolphin 3-Phase AC (50 Kilo-Watt water cooled motor)
Drivetrain Manual transmission, locked in single gear
Controller Hughes Dolphin 50 kW AC Vector control with built in DC-DC
Batteries 50 Mighty Max 26ah, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM (mounted under the car in a steel tray)
System Voltage 300 Volts
Charger The on-board Dolphin supports 120/240 volt charging for charging at 1kw/2kw rates. The car plugs into a standard household outlet and can charge fully in 12 hours. A J1772 port can be installed for ~2 hour fill time.
Heater Hot water based heater, 2KW
DC/DC Converter Dolphin 1.5kw on-board DC-DC
Top Speed 90 MPH (144 KPH) (I've only pushed it to 75mph)
Acceleration Fast as a normal car, plenty of pep at all speed ranges. Sometimes slow to start from a stop.
Range 25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25-30 miles is pretty much what one can expect with good batteries. One could do 40-45 miles, but that is pushing it.
Watt Hours/Mile 300 Wh/Mile
At 60mph the car pulls 60a from the batteries at 300v.
Current: 16,500 Miles
Seating Capacity 5 adults, full trunk space.
Tires 185-65 R14. Basically Prizm tires, low RR
Conversion Time Factory conversion
Conversion Cost $30,000 new
The car came with the following options:
50kw regen braking
Having the AC and the power steering really makes the car simple to drive. The regen saves a lot on brake wear.
GM sold these vehicles to utility companies in the 90s, and there are a few of them on the roads today. There is a support network for working on these cars, and the people will do anything to help you modify or repair this car.
I bought this car from a gentleman in San Jose, and it needed repairs:
- New High Voltage Batteries
- New potentiometers for the acceleration pedal
I replaced the old batteries with 50 BRAND NEW 12v 26ah Lead Acid batteries in March 2020. Since then, I've put less than 500 miles on this car. It is a very nice and smooth ride. Since the batteries live in a tray under the car, the center of mass is extremely low to the road, which you can feel with the excellent handling of the car. It is a real fun car to drive.
Included with this sale is all paperwork, documentation, software needed to interface with the controller and an old laptop running MS DOS that is needed to debug the controller (if anything goes wrong).
It is sad to let go of such a historic gem, but I have other projects that need my attention. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. If you would like to test drive - also let me know.
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