OwnerWes Bell
LocationCarolina Beach, North Carolina United States map
Vehicle1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Found this used on EVTrader for a great price.
DrivetrainStock 4speed right now.
ControllerSynkromotive DC 750
Great lightweight powerful.
Batteries36 Winston 250 Ah, 3.65 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Bought these from Balqon. Great price and great people to deal
System Voltage125 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 4000
Normal driving day takes about 3 hours to charge up.
HeaterGloves and coat with the windows up
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell
Mean Well DC/DC Power Supply Single Output 12 Volt 40A 480W
InstrumentationSpeedometer/Controller GUI/JLD404
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
so far that's as high as I have gone.
AccelerationPeppier than with ICE and I keep it throttled back with the
controller. I am debating adding 9 more cells but I dont really
need them.
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Theoretical at this time.
Watt Hours/Mile275 Wh/Mile
Could get better but the surf rack creates extra drag.
EV Miles
Current:3,847 Miles (6,189 Kilometers)
    As of 12/12/2013
Seating Capacity2 Seater currently
TiresEMPI wheels with LRR stock size tires.
Conversion Time3 months. A lot of time was waiting for parts, warmer weather
Conversion CostAbout $15k
Additional FeaturesEvnetics throttle pot.
New shocks and struts, ball joints, tie rods, springs and bushings. Torsion bars adjusted to
make up for tired look. Added surf rack to carry the boards to and from the beach. New floor
pans, brake lines and hoses, emergency brake cables, throttle cable. New Front Disc Brakes, LED headlights
This was a great project and fairly simple. the bulletin board was an awesome help. I am so
ready to do another. I just need some unlimited funding. :) Ordered a phone holder so i can keep track of mileage with the Nokia HERE app. handles speed and distance!

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