SeatingCubby HoleSynkroSynkromotive ControllerSynkromotive Controller Installed
OwnerPeter McWade
LocationMarysville, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1964 Volkswagen Ghia
clean but not perfect 1964 VW Karmann Ghia Sedan.
MotorGeneral Electric 9 Series Wound DC
GE 9" DC Series Motor
DrivetrainStock VW Transaxle with attached GE 9" DC Series motor
with built in adaptor plate and utilizing the stock clutch and
pressure plate.
Controller Synkromotive
156 Volt 700 amp series motor controller.
Batteries16 Energizer GC2, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Energizer 6 Volt GC2 Golf Cart Batteries.
System Voltage96 Volts
Charger Military Battery Charger up to 150 volts
Gotta be careful with this until I get my new Kelly Charger.
HeaterNot hooked up.
DC/DC ConverterKelly HWZ1 Series DC/DC Convertor 96V to 13.5V @ 25A
New DC/DC installed
InstrumentationStock/amp gauge where fuel gauge once lived.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Excellent acceleration ramp up. I'd like maybe a bit more
aggressive ramp up so some programming is in order. It is
pretty darn nice, more like I expected.
AccelerationWith the upgrade to 96 the acceleration and top speed
change was impressive.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 miles with power to spare. Not yet sure the total I will be
able to go reliably but we will soon know.
EV Miles
Current:20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
Lead Sled
Conversion Cost3800
This has been a great project and an excellent learning experience. :)

code by jerry