OwnerKick Gas EV Co-Op San Diego
Owner's Other EVs1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
1984 Datsun Pickup
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Falcon Futura
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2003 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1231C
144v, 500a
Batteries42 Thunder Sky dc12-55, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Late 2013: imstalled very beat up set of thunder sky. Range is now 30

hmmmmm. do agm's need battery management? We will see after the
second battery pack. Currently the 55's get about 15 miles using ~50%
DOD: I think she will take 4kWh.
System Voltage144 Volts
DC/DC ConverterZivan
InstrumentationVolts, Amps! JLD404 for amp hours.
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Late 2013 old thunder sky installed. Complete diffence from agm's.
Owner has also purchased an older set of Voltronix expected to have
better performance possibly to 45 miles.

55ah set of PBa leads, useful to about 60% of capacity. At 500Whr/mi
we get about 15 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile450 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:97,000 Miles (156,073 Kilometers)
Current:100,500 Miles (161,704 Kilometers)
Total:3,500 Miles (5,631 Kilometers)
    As of 3/21/2014
Seating Capacity4 adults
Conversion Time2 Week workshop by the kick gas coop.
Conversion CostLets go with $15k
Additional FeaturesThis is a modern vehicle conversion. Leather seats, power windows and mirrors, a stereo... Nice car
and guess what? The family charges off of solar power!

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