OwnerDon Cameron
LocationVictoria, British Columbia Canada map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1998 Volkswagen New Beetle
MotorSiemens 5133WS18 3-Phase AC
30 killoWatt continuous
DrivetrainDirect couple to stock transmission (no clutch)
ControllerSiemens Simovert Short
AC inverter, short version
Batteries26 Deka 8G34R, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
(Just like Solectria)
System Voltage312 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC30
Heatertwo PTC 1500 Watt electric heaters
DC/DC ConverterSiemens
integrated in Siemens controller
InstrumentationClassic Westach Ammeter, Voltmeter and Link 10 (E-Meter)
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Accelerationcomparable to other cars in the city
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
to 50% DOD (I would like to have a *lot* more!)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,290 Pounds (1,495 Kilograms)
TiresStock 205/60R16
Conversion Time8 months, part time
Conversion Costapproximately $30,000

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