8 batteriesSide shotAssembled EV Kit
OwnerRyan Trosvig
LocationElk River, Minnesota United States map
Vehicle1974 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-31B Brushless DC
120V 550A rating.
Batteries8, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC1500
DC/DC ConverterElcon
ElCon DC to DC Converter
InstrumentationStock Speedometer.
PAK-Trakr: voltage on each battery and current to motor
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Desired speed. Should get to about 65 I'm thinking.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Desired minimum range.
Don't know yet, guessing it will be around 40miles though.
Watt Hours/MileDon't know yet.
EV Miles
Start:77,071 Miles (124,007 Kilometers)
Current:77,071 Miles (124,007 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 7/19/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
Haven't weighed it.
Conversion Time1.5 years. probably 40 hours of actual work. (Body work,
electrical wiring debug, some disassembly)
Conversion CostAbout $9000 to date
Current progress:

Jul 9, 2010:
- Performed full test with car up on jacks:
* Key switch control
* Emergency shutoff switch
* Accelerator control of throttle
* Wheels spin when accelerator pressed down
- Motor mounted
- Batteries set in place
- Batteries cabled up
- Key switch wired up to contactor and motor controller with emergency kill switch in
- Accelerator cable loosly hooked up to throttle control
- Hazard and turn signal lights working

Left to do:
- Hook up the Pak Trakr
- Mount the controller/charger/DC-DC converter above the motor
- Remove junk wiring
- Build sealed control box with custom wiring for electrical system
* Don't know if I want to do a microcontroller for custom electronics or just
terminals and relays
- Replace the passenger side floor panel
- Fix up the rear fenders and trunk
- Get a rear skirt
- New paint job

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