There is a 1999 Ford Ranger Electric for sale by a dealer in the Albuquerque Craigslist for only $27900. I’m very tempted to purchase it (I won’t).
I’ve reproduced the craigslist ad here and swiped the pictures from Flickr.
Update: I continue to get email asking if this car is still for sale. I am not the seller, I reproduced the ad from craigslist because I found it interesting. Don’t email me asking if its for sale.
1999 Ford Ranger Electric – $27900
Date: 2009-03-02, 12:01PM MST
a piece of automotive history!
Operating and maintenance
costs are low….no oil changes….just plug
it in to fill it up with a charge. The car even makes its own energy
when the accelerator is released and the electric motor generates a
charge to the battery. It is powered by a rear-mounted 90-hp electric
motor with a top speed of 70 mph.
Ford was forced to manufacture
this vehicle between 1998 and
2001 so it could meet the California Air Resource Boards Zero Emissions
Vehicle regulations. It cost over $80,000 for Ford to make this
vehicle! If you have seen the movie, Who Killed the Electric Car?, you
will know the whole story of what happened to electric vehicles like
this Ford Ranger. Most of them were crushed upon lease return!
There were only 1500 Ford Ranger EVs made between 1998-2001 and today
there are only about 400 left with only 100 that have the special
Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries. Compared to older lead-acid technology,
NiMH batteries are lighter, charge faster and increase the overall
range per charge. Lucky for you and 399 other individuals, not all of
these Ranger EV’s were crushed. These vehicles were warehoused after
lease return and finally released to Ford’s battery pack manufacturer
- Tires: Low-Rolling
- Air Bags: Driver and
- Equipped Air
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Steering: Electro-Hydraulic
- Brake Assist: Front
& Rear – Disc
- Regenerative Braking:
- Transmission: Automatic
- Audio System (AM/FM/CD):
- Recharging Specifications:
Conductive Charging – 240v/30
- Suspension: Front – A Arms/
Rear – Leaf Spring
- Wheel Base (in.): 112
- Overall Width (in.): 69.4
- Vehicle Size: Overall Length
- Payload (lbs.): 1,250 lbs.
- Max Number Occupants: 3
- Overall Height (in.): 65.6
- Curb Weight (lbs.): 4,196
- Acceleration: 0 – 50 mph in
- Recharging Time: 6-8 hours
- Range: avg. 60 miles
- Maximum Speed: 70 mph
- Miles: only 9k!