The BeforeUnder the HoodAutoCrossing at the BBBBackseat Battery RackTrunk CompleteUpgraded Brakes and Suspension
OwnerMike Harvey
Owner's Other EV2007 Blue Sky Design BugE SRT
LocationKnoxville, Maryland United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Kharman Edition.
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Drivetrain1.8L 8v 5 speed manual trans.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries20 US Battery 125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
with 19 Powercheq battery EQs to aid in charge and discharge leveling
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerRussco SC 180
HeaterElectric Heater Core w. snubber n/w
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems
InstrumentationWesttach 400 Amp Ammeter
Westach 130v SOC gauge
Dakota Digital 200v Voltmeter
Custom Controller Temp Gauge
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
On highway and reasonably level ground.
Acceleration0-60 in 30 seconds
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
So far. Pack is still breaking in. Estimated @ 70-80 miles with LRR tires.
EV Miles
Start:121,232 Miles (195,062 Kilometers)
Current:121,846 Miles (196,050 Kilometers)
Total:614 Miles (987 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
2 small adults or kids:)
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
TiresTwo sets:

Nankang H-Rated 205 45 R16s for showing and racing
Michelin MX4 185 75 R14 LRR tires for everyday use.
Conversion Time4 months
Conversion CostDont ask.
Additional FeaturesBilstein Shocks and Struts, H&R Heavy Duty Springs, EuroSport and Black Forest Frame supports, all powdercoated battery frames and PPE welded and ventilated battery boxes. Upgraded brakes include Girling 54 calipers and 22mm master cylinder w/ electric power brake booster. Custom interior and Apline Stereo system.
We bought this lil beauty for the sole purpose of building a simple daily commuter to go 30-60 miles, and ended up with a show car. I just couldn't see putting old stuff back on. It was totally stock to begin with, and was totally restored from the ground up including paint. We also upgraded the suspension and brakes (things that are important for an EV) as well as a soup-to-nuts cosmetic makeover.

On the plate are a full belly pan, battery heating system, battery temperature monitoring, and power steering.

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