4 batterys in the front.Sunny Nelson's First EV Meeting 13th Se2 batterys and Curtis controller.4 batterys behind the back seat.Nelson Ecofest  16th August 08
OwnerRex Nowland
LocationTauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand map
Vehicle1971 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorAdvanced DC L91-4003 6.7 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed transaxle, rear wheel drive.
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries10, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
125 A/Hrs
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
HeaterDemister only, twin hair dryers.
DC/DC Converter
Automotive alternator running off the end shaft of the motor.
InstrumentationPaktrakr 600EV
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Don't go over 50 mph normally to increase range.
AccelerationAbout the same as stock from 20 to 50 mph
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
50% DOD at 30 mph
EV Miles
Start:116,955 Miles (188,180 Kilometers)
Current:119,819 Miles (192,788 Kilometers)
Total:2,864 Miles (4,608 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults, not too large.
Curb Weight2,375 Pounds (1,079 Kilograms)
1980 lbs stock.
Tires15" X 165 radials, standard wheels.
Conversion Time6 months part time.
Conversion Cost$11,500 USD. A lot of that is freight and American exchange rate.
Car is all finished now and being used every day to commute to work. Is fully legal with it's certification and WOF.

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