more Jeep EV
OwnerJim Stack
Owner's Other EVs2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
2013 FORD Focus EV
2005 Toyota Prius PHEV 10 Kw
2014 ELF Electric Light Fun
2007 Fujiton E-bike
2008 Rmartin LX1
2011 Nissan LEAF
2015 Kia Soul EV
LocationChandler, Arizona United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1968 Volkswagen VW chassis 50 Jeep fiberglass body
with front disk brakes carries the Veepster fiberglass 1950 Jeep body.
MotorAdvanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain68 VW 4 speed, runs in 3rd and never needs shifts
ControllerCurtis 1231
144 volt DC

Curtis with Cosmono fan cooling

Gene Cosmono is a great EV er personality , he has driven over 120,000 miles in his VW Rabbit pickup
Batteries10 Trojan T-105 now SG90's, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
very minimal battery pack for 30 mile range. All located under center of chassis for stable road handling, great G holding on corners
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerK and W 120 volt model with transformer to get 144 volts
charges from a standard 120 volt outlet.
Heaternone, no air conditioning
DC/DC ConverterIota 130 volt
just adding it now, there never was a DC-DC, just an AUX battery
Instrumentationvolt meter , amp meter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
who wants top speed. I want reliable longer range. Batteries discharge fast at high speeds.
AccelerationVery good, but I never accelerate hard.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
50 when batteries are new. Safe is 30 miles
Watt Hours/Milenot sure, haven't tested for watts
EV Miles
Current:14 Miles (22 Kilometers)
    As of 11/2/2009
Seating Capacity2 people
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
not positive on weight. The VW was about 1800 and 10 batteries about 700
Tiresstandard 14 inch goodyear
black spoke rims
Conversion Timeunknown
Conversion Costmaybe $14,000
Additional Featureshad an alarm system but I disconnected it
A kit car is hard to insure and getting motor vehicle VIN number and registration was a hassle.

Next time I would use the standard bug body with windows and doors. It can be insured very easy and registration is a snap.
Spend the extra money from the kit car kit at 8K on better batteries.

I've been trying to get some Valence lithium 12 volt batteries with no affordable luck.

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