|Location||Los Gatos, California US map|
|Vehicle||1969 Volkswagen Beetle|
|Motor||Netgain Warp9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Existing bug transmission. Kept the clutch, but installed a |
slightly higher performance plate.
|Controller||NetGain Controls WarP Drive - 1000amp|
|Batteries||48 Thunder Sky TS-LFP200, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
200 ah cells.
|System Voltage||154 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC-30|
Plus amp readout gauge. Charger failed once (out of
warranty) and apparently blew the rectifier (some
how...though I didn't do anything wrong). Charging > 27
amps would cause the temperature LED to light up, so I
was charging right at 27 to prevent that from happening.
Now I charge at 25 amps in hopes that it won't have any
|Heater||CanEV Heater Kit (1500 watts). Gets somewhat hot, but not |
|DC/DC Converter||Belktronix -|
Previously used an IOTA. It failed multiple times, and I don't
recommend it. Now using a belktronix, and it has been solid!
|Instrumentation||Netgain Controls Interface Module|
Elithion BMS SOC display
Cheap tach gauge
|Top Speed||75 MPH (120 KPH)|
I've taken it to about 72 mph. Theoretical top speed, based
the gear box and max 5000 RPM of the motor, is a little over
|Acceleration||Quite brisk. No data.|
|Range||89 Miles (143 Kilometers)|
Range depends highly on where you are driving, how fast,
and how quickly you accelerate. I have a lot of hills. My
current range estimate is 89 miles to 20% State of Charge.
I think a safe estimate for my car is from 70-100 miles (to
0% SOC). I could get 100 easily if I kept it under 55mph and
didn't do big hills.
Visit my web page here for more information on range
calculation: WebPage /> p=2104
|Watt Hours/Mile||276 Wh/Mile |
276 watt-hours/mile is an average. It varies from 200-300.
322 watt-hours/mile is an average driving up hills to my
house, and 229 is an average driving the reverse direction. So
the overall average is 276 over a 40 mile commute to and
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||2,500 Pounds (1,136 Kilograms)|
Weight isn't actual, but estimated based on what was removed
|Conversion Time||9 months to running. That includes a full restoration of the |
car, and lots of waiting for components.
|Conversion Cost||Well over $20k in EV parts. As an estimate, somewhere |
between $25-28k total.
|Additional Features||Elithon Lithiumate BMS.|
Netgain throttle pedal
Netgain controller water cooling kit.
2" drop spindles.
Disc brakes all around.
Shortened/adjustable front beam.
|Most components purchased through Evolve Electrics at: WebPage |
-- Justin Dunn,
the owner, was great to work with.
Lots of information on my website: corbinstreehouse : WebPage