OwnerJay Donnaway
Owner's Other EVs1971 Volkswagen
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES
LocationGraham, Washington US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1967 Volkswagen Type 1 engine on a Type III subframe
Inspired by JB Straubel's college try, I'm refining the concept and intend to undertake long distance highway trips where the CHAdeMO don't shine.
Drivetrain1600cc aircooled VW engine and swingaxle
transaxle mounted on a Type 3 VW subframe. Remote control ignition switch and clutch actuator. Will start out with binary throttle control, (locked near WOT, speed modulation through the i-MiEV's strong regen and the pusher's ignition switch), may add aftermarket cruise control after initial testing.
Batteries0.00 Volt,
Top Speed81 MPH (130 KPH)
limited by governor/rpm limits on the i-
miev.
Rangelimited only by the fuel tank selection
Tires165R15
Conversion Timea decade of dreaming, days of doing
Conversion Costunder $200 thus far

code by jerry