Who is TeamEV

TeamEV is the team name of a group of sustainable fuel enthsiasts.  Created in 2000, TeamEV converted and entered a 100% battery powered electric vehicle in the 2001 and 2002 NESEA Tour De Sol road rally.  On the 2002 Tour De Sol TeamEV was awarded third for “Most Efficient Light Duty Vehicle”. Aside from this conversion the members of TeamEV enjoy working on new and interesting project dealing with unique drive systems. Members of TeamEV have worked on numerous electric vehicles, ethanol powered vehicles and dabbled in research for SVO/WVO vehicles

About e-Stream

e-Stream is the race name of a 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet converted by TeamEV to a fully battery electric vehicle. The base of the conversion of this vehicle is the Volkswagen rabbit parts designed by Electro-Automotive in Felton, California.  e-Stream’s drive system is powered by sixteen (16) 6V, 215 amp-hour flooded lead-acid batteries wired in series for an optimal voltage of 96V DC.  A 400 amp model 1221C-7401 Curtis controller, and 15 electric  Hp series wound brushless motor from Advanced DC Motors Inc. provide the control and effort to move the vehicle.

As of August 2008, over 15,000 electric miles have been driven by the car on two sets of drive batteries. e-Stream has been driven up to ~70 MPH on the highway and averages around 45-50 miles under normal suburban road commutes. The longest distance driven on a single charge was on the 2002 Tour De Sol when TeamEV drove 68 miles in Maryland.  e-Stream is still functional even years after conversion, and is driven regularly.


All questions about TeamEV can be sent to drew@thesmartdrive.com.

E-Stream by TeamEV on display


TeamEV could not have competed in the 2001 and 2002 road rallies without the help of friends, family and some generous companies.  We extend a big Thank You to all our sponsors.

Team Support

  • Sports Junction – West Windsor, NJ
  • Energy Photovoltaic – Trenton, NJ
  • The Finishing Touch – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aljons Pizza – Princeton Jct,, NJ
  • Brothers Pizza – Princeton Jct., NJ
  • Home Depot – West Windsor, NJ
  • Sunset By T-Time – Hazleton, PA

Conversion Support

  • Exide Battery Inc.
  • Goodyear Tire Inc.
  • Acers Auto – Trenton, NJ
  • Hayden Electric – Hazleton, PA


  • R. Bradish – Hazleton, PA
  • Abraham Family – Princeton Jct, NJ
  • Mr. T. Lynch – Trenton, NJ
  • Mrs. Banner – West Windsor, NJ
  • MCCC Environmental Club, NJ


TeamEV has photos and videos of E-Stream and the 2001 & 2002 Tour De Sols

3 Responses to “TeamEV”

  1. Isaac Gonzalez Says:

    brushless motors are great because they require less maintenance and last longer

  2. Zak Says:

    Lead Acid batteries should be replaced with a new type of battery that weigh less

  3. Norman Netherton Says:

    One of these days I’m going to be behind the wheel of one of these cars, I’ve always loved their design

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