OwnerKen Clayton
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1976 Dune Buggy on VW Beetle Chassis
Rebuilt an Allison Dune Buggy and converted to 115v
MotorHPEVS AC50 3-Phase AC
Drivetrainadapted to VW transaxle and Green Cycle Design
Group's 5-gauge set, ignition board, 12v auxiliary
light board and will convert to GCDG battery
management system.
ControllerCurtis 1238
6500 rpm sweet spot, runs at 62 mph in second gear,
estimated 140 mph.
Batteries36 GBS 100 amp hour, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage115 Volts
Charger Elite Power Solutions
Most likely would not use again, have used twice
and they only run about 60% efficient
DC/DC Converter
60 amp output
InstrumentationGreen Cycle Design Group's 5-gauge set with Google
map tracking and data collection.
Top Speed140 MPH (225 KPH)
estimate, runs at 62 mph in second, been over 90
mph in third with 1500 rpms to go
Accelerationabout 8 seconds, set controller to 1.5 second slew
rate going from 0 to 650 amps
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
range is solid at 45 mph on five year old battery
Watt Hours/Mile225 Wh/Mile
runs between 80 to 120 amps on slightly rolling
ground to flat.
EV Miles
Current:3,700 Miles (5,953 Kilometers)
    As of 6/25/2015
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight1,585 Pounds (720 Kilograms)
TiresTreadtech, 205/75R14, different tires would look
better and could lessen rolling resistance
Conversion Time2.5 years because we completely rebuilt the
fiberglass body and chassis. We constructed and
modified a mold of the body so we can offer for
sale systems in gas or electric
Conversion Cost$27,500
Additional FeaturesUse of the Green Cycle Design Group four core components
1. 5-gauge set with data logging capabilities
2. 12v auxiliary board with standard DOT lighting program
3. Ignition board to connect to J1772, monitor 12v battery, charge 12v
battery while plugged in and can bring vehicle out of sleep mode if 12v
battery hits a low point.
4. Will be adding Green Cycle BMS within 60 days.
This system is close to two people two weekends to construct.
This has a custom paint job and will be the only production dune buggy
with a lid in the hood. We added 150 pounds over the front axle and it
hugs the road much better than its gas counterpart..

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