|Owner's Other EVs||2003 Honda Civic Hybrid|
1992 Ford Escort Wagon
2005 Toyota Prius PHEV 10 Kw
2007 Fujiton E-bike
2008 Rmartin LX1
2011 Nissan LEAF
|Location||Chandler, Arizona US map|
|Vehicle||1968 Volkswagen VW chassis 50 Jeep fiberglass body |
with front disk brakes carries the Veepster fiberglass 1950 Jeep body.
|Motor||Advanced DC FB-4001 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||68 VW 4 speed, runs in 3rd and never needs shifts|
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
|Batteries||10 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 Voltage||120 Volts|
|Charger||K and W 120 volt model with transformer to get 144 volts|
charges from a standard 120 volt outlet.
|Heater||none, no air conditioning|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota 130 volt|
just adding it now, there never was a DC-DC, just an AUX battery
|Instrumentation||volt meter , amp meter|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
who wants top speed. I want reliable longer range. Batteries discharge fast at high speeds.
|Acceleration||Very good, but I never accelerate hard.|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
50 when batteries are new. Safe is 30 miles
|Watt Hours/Mile||not sure, haven't tested for watts|
|Seating Capacity||2 people|
|Curb Weight||2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)|
not positive on weight. The VW was about 1800 and 10 batteries about 700
|Tires||standard 14 inch goodyear|
black spoke rims
|Conversion Cost||maybe $14,000|
|Additional Features||had 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.