OwnerJoe Bonaparte
LocationCollingswood, New Jersey United States map
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Vehicle1981 Volkswagen Rabbit
MotorSiemens 1GV1 Shunt Wound DC
Came from salvaged South Coast
Technologies conversion.
ControllerEHV Systems EHV-1
field weakening PWM
Batteries0.00 Volt,
ChargerRussco Sc18-120
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
65 is usually as fast as I drive.
AccelerationSame or better as stock diesel motor.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Again, This is a goal. I wouldn't want to work
more than 50 miles from my house.
EV Miles
Start:193,000 Miles (310,537 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Conversion TimeAlmost forever
Conversion Cost$900 for donor.
$300 for motor.
$100 for controller.
-$320 sale of ICE
$80 cables and connectors
Getting Started Video:

Motor Installation Video:
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