OwnerBrian Pikkula
LocationSugar Land, Texas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrainstock manual
ControllerLogisystems #201-144AFX
120-144V 750A
Batteries20, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
DC/DC ConverterIota DLS-55
InstrumentationDesigning custom touch screen interface
EV Miles
Start:222,680 Miles (358,292 Kilometers)
Current:222,680 Miles (358,292 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
Tireswill be LRR Sumitomo HTR 200 195/60HR14
Conversion TimeWay too long.
Conversion CostLooks like it will be all in ~$11,000 before tax credit.
Additional Featurespower steering, power brakes, A/C, keyless entry, sunroof, front airbags

A/C and power steering will run off of tail shaft of WarP 9" motor. Contemplating putting toggle on dash to increase series resistance of controller pot so that when I want I can have PS and A/C when at rest.
I hope to have similar specs as James Edmonson's Jetta. WebPage

The glider had a blown diesel engine. The seller dropped the price to $1k if he could keep the engine, turbo, etc. I hope to convert it within the next 18 months, but with 2 little ones, that may be tough. My wife is actually not rulling out driving this and selling the SUV. That's a step in the right direction (ie, at least it's not a categorical NO!).

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