OwnerTravis Tyler
LocationLong Beach, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1966 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainKCR Freeway flyer transmission
3.88 R/P, Superdiff, H/D side plate, Welded 3rd & 4th.
Running 75W90 Synthetic gear oil.
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K LV
Zilla settings:
Max Amps - 640
Low Volts - 106
Low Volt Indicator - 112
Motor Amps F - 1000
Motor Amps R - 300
Max RPM - 5000
Liquid cooled with 11x18" transmission cooler mounted underneath the transmission.
Batteries40 Thunder Sky TS-LFP 160AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage128 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 20
HeaterDefroster in the future
DC/DC ConverterElcon 501-TDC-400-192
400 Watt 30A Isolated DC/DC Converter
Odyssey PC925 - Heavy Duty Dry Cell Battery
InstrumentationXantrex Link-pro, SLI Battery, Tachometer, Motor Amps, Battery Amps, LVC Warning
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationBetter than a stock Beetle
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
60 miles to 80% DOD at 65 mph
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:1,151 Miles (1,851 Kilometers)
Current:25,000 Miles (40,225 Kilometers)
Total:23,849 Miles (38,373 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 Adults
2 Kids
Curb Weight2,100 Pounds (954 Kilograms)
1700 Unladen weight
-250 ICE
+500 Batteries
+150 Motor
Tires175/65R15 Front on 4.5" Rim
195/60R15 Rear on 5.5" Rim
2.5" Lowered Spindles
3" Narrowed Beam
Conversion Time12 months
Conversion Cost$25,000.00
Additional FeaturesEV Gearbox Magazine Article:
10,000 mile report:
Average discharge: 53.5Ah
Deepest discharge: 124.0Ah
Total Ah consumed: 21,500Ah
Cycles: about 450
Commute: 26 Miles one way
W/H per mile: 275.2

15,000 mile report:
DC to DC converter was replaced
12V Battery replaced
Switch on charger replaced

20,000 mile report
Average discharge: 54.4Ah
Deepest discharge: 124.0Ah
Total Ah consumed: 39,500Ah
Cycles: about 750
Front brake pads replaced
Rear bearing retainer bolts loose
Front transmission mount bolts loose

25,000 mile report
No problems
About 1000 cycles
Retro sound stereo
New rear tires

30,000 mile report
Front tires
Batteries still top balance every charge.
Battery voltage 115VDC at 400A limited by controller.

34,000 mile report
Rebuild transmission
Replace rear wheel bearings
Change out one balancer and cell

40,000 mile report
Replaced one battery.
High current discharge about 75%.

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