5 Batteries and chargerBefore the back seat went back in4 batteries around the motor
OwnerWalter Colby
Owner's Other EV1986 Honda Rebel
LocationAmherst, New Hampshire United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1968 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
ControllerCurtis 1221
Batteries13 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage104 Volts
Charger Find some parts!
Home brew bad boy that cost under $100... Can charge 104v @ 13amps - still slow...
Heater1500w cheapie from Wallyworld
DC/DC Converter
Right now - trickle charger off of pack charger's GFI
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Have had it up to 60..on tired batteries..
AccelerationIn first - launches off the line, second is pretty consistant with the 36hp ICE. Third gear off the line is slow but the Curtis ramp-up also keeps it slow....
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
40+ is no problem with around town 40+ with hills yields 30..
Seating CapacityStill seats four - with four batteries in the wayback
Conversion Time6 weeks - approximately 80 hrs
Conversion Cost$7500

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