10 batteries behind seatrear motor system3 batteries up frontcloser view up front
OwnerSeth Myers
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationCuyahoga Falls, Ohio US map
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Vehicle1988 Volkswagen
converted a vw pan (Beetle) kitcar to electric, Porsche 356 inspiration
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
72-120 volt
Batteries15 Trojan T125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage90 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies
90 volt specialty charger
DC/DC ConverterAstrodyne
Top Speedvw based 4 speed manual system
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
2000 pre conversion, + 960 lbs. lead
Tires4 - round these parts, that's saying something ...
Conversion Time"and the years go by ..." - actually just 1 - though it's definitely NOT the 'same as it ever was'
Conversion Cost$10k for used kitcar (already assembled); $5k for motor/controller/batteries/charger;
$1500 wire, bat. boxes and misc. parts; 1 yr. steady part time labor (hired) - $10-$15k to cut and paste, undo bad old vw wiring, etc.
Additional Featuresred convertible
would do from scratch with a tube chassis if again (1200 lb. glider one Speedster shop claimed), and batteries would fit better - 15 are all I could fit in. May go to a 15 x 8 volt (Discover EV?), 120 volt battery system in the future. May be willing to sell later this spring/summer.

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