Our family had been waiting for this moment for almost a year. I was itching to take the e-Protege EV for a ride but the heavy rain was literally raining on my parade.
Late Sunday afternoon, the skies cleared and the roads dried up so I went on my first road test. It was a nice feeling even though I didn't go far. You can feel that the car had serious torque and I had to hold myself back on the throttle. I took each one of the kids for a separate ride around the block since the rear seat was removed temporarily. The kids enjoyed the ride while my wife watched us and recorded the event on video (to be posted shortly).
I checked all the cells one more time after the road test and they had all come back to 3.33 volts. The total pack voltage was 133 volts. Since all this is new to me, I am still trying to figure out the expected behavior of the batteries.
"What the detractors and critics of electric vehicles have been saying for years, is true. The electric vehicle is not for everybody; given the limited range it can only meet the needs of 90% of the population." -Ed Begley Jr.