OwnerBess and Rachel Forrestall
Owner's Other EVThe B.B. and K. No Cost
LocationFredericton, New Brunswick Canada map
scrap lumber
two 12 Volt
two household electric switches
Batteries1, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
car battery and/or two 6 Volt sealed lead acid (from scrap yard)
System Voltage12 Volts
one car battery charger
Top Speed14 MPH (22 KPH)
with one kid
Range2 Miles ( 3 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 kids or 1 adult
Curb Weight150 Pounds (68 Kilograms)
Tiresbike tires
Conversion Timepart-time one month
Conversion Costunder $100 (us)
Additional Featuresa) headlights (work)
b) horn (doesn't work)
c) rear view mirror
The 'Bug' Electric Car The team had so much fun building the No Cost Flyer out of found material. Bess did some drawings over the winter for a new, more elaborate electric car with bicycle wheels for better performance. The following summer development began. Over about three weeks, working one or two hours a day, the Bug took shape. The entire structure of the car came from scrap lumber and some roofing metal that we simply found around the house. The motors came from a surplus supply house, Princess Auto, and were approximately 35$ (Canadian). Batteries were found at the local scrap yard and were purchased for roughly four dollars. The wheels (witch were from bicycles) were found at local yard sales. The headlights (cut up flashlights), mirror, and horn were all purchased at the dollar store. The roll bar was from discarded exercise equipment. The chrome bumpers from a neighbor's old kitchen chair. Plumbing bits and pieces, old electrical bits, screws and nails make up the rest. It was a very inexpensive project, and performs remarkably well, doing 10-14 miles an hour for up to 2 miles.

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