1997 - 1999 EV1 Specifications


Configuration: Transverse-mounted, front-wheel drive
Motor Type: Three-phase, alternating current (AC) induction, electric
Power Rating: 102 kilowatts (137 horsepower) @ 7,000 rpm
Motor Torque: 150 Nm (110 lb-ft) @ 0-7,000 rpm
Transaxle Type: Single-speed with dual reduction gears
Drive Ratio: 10:946:1
Power Management System: Insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) power inverter
Battery Packs:
     Standard: 26 valve-regulated high-capacity lead-acid modules
     Optional: 26 valve-regulated nickel-metal hydride modules
     1 underhood accessory module
Rated Maximum Battery Pack Storage Capacity:
   Standard: High-capacity lead-acid battery pack - 18.7 kW
hours/60 amp hours (312 volts)

   Optional: Nickel-metal hydride battery pack - 26.4 kW
hours/77 amp hours (343 volts)

Battery Pack Weight:
     Standard: High-capacity lead-acid battery pack - 1310 pounds
     Optional: Nickel-metal hydride battery pack - 1147 pounds
Chargers and Charge Port: Listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Battery Pack, Charging System and Vehicle: Classified by Underwriters Laboratories
for indoor charging (see complete marking on product)


2-passenger coupe
Body Type: Aluminum alloy structure joined with welds, rivets and structural adhesive
Dent/Corrosion-Resistant Composite Exterior Panels: Hood, doors, roof and trunklid
(Sheet Molding Compound [SMC]); front fenders, rear quarter panels, rocker
panels, rear-wheel skirts, aerodynamic bellypan (Reinforced Reaction Injection
Molding [RRIM] polyurethane)

Body panels are 100% recyclable and very lightweight


Front Suspension: Aluminum short/long arm with coil spring over shock absorber
with stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension: Multi-link aluminum beam with Panhard rod;
enhanced rear suspension geometry for 1999


Steering Type: Electro-hydraulic, power rack-and-pinion (speed-sensitive,

Steering Ratio: 16.5:1
Turning Diameter: 32.5 ft (9.9 m)
Steering Wheel Turns: 3.0 (lock-to-lock)

Braking System

Braking System: Electro-hydraulic, power-assisted front and electric rear with blended
regenerative and anti-lock features.

  -Front: 9.65 in. (245 mm) solid discs with aluminum calipers
  -Rear: 8.9 in. (225 mm) metal-matrix composite drums with electric actuation
Parking Brake: Electric actuation with gear selector, or push button


Wheels: 14-in. aluminum alloy
Tires: P175/65R14 Michelin® Proxima; all-season radial with self-sealing,
puncture-resistant feature

Safety Features

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Traction control
Check tire pressure system
Air bags* and three-point shoulder/lap seatbelts
Projector lowbeam/reflector optic highbeam headlights
Daytime running lamps (DRL)
Electronic keypad entry/vehicle activation system with programmable personal
identification number

Electric windshield defogger/deicer
Electric rear window defogger with automatic shutoff

Comfort/Convenience Features

Power windows, door locks and dual outside mirrors
Cruise control with downgrade and upgrade speed regulation
Premium AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD player, four speakers and digital clock
Computer-controlled "heat pump" climate control system with preconditioning feature
and CFC-free air conditioning refrigerant; new electric heater

Center-mounted vacuum fluorescent instrumentation
Interior courtesy lights with delayed shutoff feature
Solar reflective/absorptive glass
Intermittent windshield wipers with washer system
Remote hood and trunklid releases
Four-way adjustable bucket seats with lightweight alloy frames
Carpeted floor mats
Carpeted cargo area with cargo net


0-60 mph acceleration in less than 9 seconds

Electronically regulated top speed of 80 mph (129 km/h)
0.19 aerodynamic drag coefficient (25% lower than any other production car)
Estimated Range*:
  Standard: High-capacity lead-acid battery pack - 55 to 95 miles per charge*
  Optional: Nickel-metal hydride battery pack - 75 to 130 miles per charge*
Estimated Energy Consumption Information (kW/hr per 100 miles):
  Standard: High-capacity lead-acid battery pack - 26 city/26 highway
  Optional: Nickel-metal hydride battery pack - 34 city/30 highway
Estimated Time from Zero to Complete State of Charge at 70 degrees with normal

    Standard: High-capacity lead-acid battery pack -
5.5 to
6 hours using the 220-volt (6.6kW) charger; 22 to 24 hours using the
110-volt (1.2kW)
convenience charger
  Optional: Nickel-metal hydride battery pack -
6 to 8 hours using the 220-volt (6.6kW) charger
60-0 mph braking distance of 160 feet (49 m)

*Actual mileage and range will vary as a result of driving style, terrain, temperature
and accessory usage, particularly as affected by ambient temperature and the
use of heating and air conditioning.