LocationHolland, Michigan United States map
Vehicle1968 Volkswagen Bug
A lot of bolts and nuts was replaced with
stainless steel.
MotorWarfield Motor New WarP 9 Impulse Series Wound DC
Up to 196 Volts, 44HP electric motor, Actual
Weight: 135 Lbs.
shaft size 1.1250"
DrivetrainStock 4 speed, no clutch, I cut off the
clutch peddle, it was in my way, also I used
3 quarts of 75W-90 AMSOIL Synthetic Gear
Lubricant in the trans, it helped with the
ControllerKelly KDH14500B, 144V,500A series/PM
The controller can go up to 180 volts,
Weight 7 Lbs.

Batteries9 Energizer Deep cycle, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
9 batteries about 120 volts, 125AH rated, 58
pounds each, cables are 2/0 Gauge with lug
ends and black and red heat shrink
System Voltage108 Volts
ChargerRadiant Charging E car charger
Designed for nearly any 72-144V electric
car conversion by an electric car
enthusiast. Use it to bring those all-too-
familiar dying batteries back. cost $1300
About 3 hours to charge, this battery
charger is the coolest thing I have ever
seen, it will bring a dead battery back to
life and sometimes up to 30% better than
HeaterWarm coat
DC/DC Converter 12 volt Odyssey battery PC625
Dry cell battery 13 pounds, I need to put it
in, I'm still using one battery off the
pack, it seams to stay up with the rest of
the pack.
Instrumentation5in Autometer Speedometer, also has a
PakTrakr600EV Package to keep track of all
the batteries
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
I can take off in third gear now and it
pulls pretty good, I have driven it for 30
minutes plus at a time and the motor is just
warm, it's a long way from getting hot.
AccelerationFly like the wind
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
I"m going to change batteries and go with
PC1500 Odyssey AGM dry cell batteries, they
make more power, weight is 60 pounds each.
Watt Hours/MileI can pull 325 amps when I floor it
EV Miles
Start:1 Miles (1 Kilometers)
Current:450 Miles (724 Kilometers)
Total:449 Miles (722 Kilometers)
    As of 2/9/2014
Seating Capacity2 in front and 2 in back
Curb Weight1,840 Pounds (836 Kilograms)
little heavy in the back, had to put coil
springs shocks in the back.
Tires15 in.
Conversion Time5 months of long late nights
Conversion Cost$15,500
Additional FeaturesI need to put more batteries on board to get closer to 180
volts, more volts, more power, more speed, the bug is so quiet
all you hear is the tires.
People talk to me at red lights, ask questions like is that a
electric car, so cool and so on, I have to say I like it a lot.

code by jerry