1972-02-01

Daihatsu S-37 Mini Cabover Electric Truck and Its Electric Equipment 720189

A recently introduced Japanese electric light truck, the Daihatsu S-37, is described. Its dimensions are: length 9.84, width 4.25, and height 4.25 ft. The truck's maximum speed is 40 mph. The driving range per charge with a payload of 450 lb and two persons is 40-50 miles. The vehicle contains a series-wound traction motor of 10 hp peak power rating, an SCR chopper speed control unit, and six 12 V batteries of 150 AH capacity. In Japan many Daihatsu S-37 vehicles are in commercial use as delivery trucks for milk and other goods and have acquired a good reputation.

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