1981 Commuter Vehicle Electric US Postal Service Mail Delivery Truck Van EV

For sale: 1980 Other Makes Commuta Van

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Item location:
Morro Bay, California, United States
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Commuta Van
Lithium Ion
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I am posting this listing for my Father, his is his car, e restored and upgraded it. I will do my best to get any questions you have answered by him asap. You will be picking up andpayingfor the car with him. The following is information he has prepared....

1981 Electric Commuter Vehicle made in Florida, or the US Postal Department 1971-1981 – only 231 made and roughly 14 are known to exist of the postal model. Two were purchased to build this one, hen the other one was destroyed (have paperwork). It is my understanding that this is the first generation of specifically built mail truck / vans.

It has been upgraded to a state-of-the-art electric vehicle with new parts like Solution #1 Jr. 300 kW DC motor controller. Water cooled. Has an Evenetics controller interface. It has a range of about 40 miles at 34-40 mph.

Intelligent ampere hour meter. To measure ampere hours or AH, rovide a numeric indication of the state of charge (soc) of lithium ion batteries. Four basic functions – 1: ampere hours – current flow. 2: times – hours – minutes. 3: DC amperes up to 9999 amps. 4: DC volts – up to 500 VDC.

The entire chassis has been rewired with a new Pro-T wiring system kit. All-turn signals, stop, arking and back-up lights changed to super bright LED lights with 12 volts system and charger. Headlights are halogen type.

Main power: (24) E.V. Lithium batteries. Each is 100 AH, .2 V.

Lithium Battery Charger Model PFC 3000 included with car.

Both – 12 volt and lithium charger are wired to a 15-amp, 20 Volt standard V-ground house-hold receptacle.

HEPA pot box throttle EV Controller.

Has a 3-speed manual transmission and reverse, ut no clutch. Back-off throttle, nd shift to next gear, hen back on to throttle. Features Hurst shifter that isbelieved to beoriginal to car. The cassis is aluminum, he body is plastic and the rear axle is manufactured by Dana and has 5:13 gears. The car is very light ( about 900 lbs) and rather quick.

As seen in the photos there is a small tear in the front fender. I was quoted $200 to repair it by a local body shop but i have no need to fix it. Alsothe original heater in the car is kerosene and I have never tried to use it. I do not know if it works, tdocent get cold here so I have never had a need to try it. Other than those items its ready to go.I have literature about the car and the company to fill you in on its history.

A blast to drive, nd turns heads all day long. We take thedogs in the back and they love to go for rides. Would be great for promotion of your business especially a solar or electrical contractor company etc.

Have clean CA title and current 2016 Registration.

Please contact us with any questions. Car is located in Morro Bay CA

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