Throttle Response Override CircuitMy BugEDash BoardVoltage Decay At 28mphAero Shell ConceptNo Body Work July 2009Canopy In Place
OwnerKraig Schultz
Owner's Other EVs1975 Honda CB-125S
Human-Electric Hybrid
Sail Trike
Tilting Delta Trike
Schultz Engineering Delta-11
Motorized Mtn Bike 2 - Schwinn
Motorized Mtn Bike 1 - Hummer
1987 Kann Linear LWB
1990 Ford Festiva
2015 Nissan Leaf SV
LocationGrand Haven, Michigan United States map
Vehicle2008 Blue Sky Design BugE
Custom Surf BugE originally built by Ed Gunderson
MotorAdvanced DC 140-01-4005 Series Wound DC
No Reverse
DrivetrainDirect Chain Drive 12:72 Ratio
ControllerAlltrax NPX4834
24-48 Volt 300 Amp
Batteries3 Exide Orbital O6, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage36 Volts
ChargerSchauer JAC2036C
36V 20 amp charger. Awesome fast charger at a great price.
DC/DC Converter
Unknown origin
InstrumentationVolt Meter to measure battery voltage and amp draw (voltage across shunt)

Trail Tech "Vapor" speedometer with temp. probe ability for motor. Has nice backlight and captures maximum speed and trip mileage nicely.
Top Speed49 MPH (78 KPH)
AccelerationWow! Like a rocket 0-40mph. WAY quicker off the line than my electric motorcycle (but this is expected given the huge chain ring on the rear wheel)! Lots of torque. Everyone was doing wheel spins in the driveway and grass. Has no problem going across the grass.
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Range is 15 miles at 28mph.
Watt Hours/Mile85 Wh/Mile
Per Kill-A-Watt P3 Meter
EV Miles
Start:56 Miles (90 Kilometers)
Current:156 Miles (251 Kilometers)
Total:100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight356 Pounds (161 Kilograms)
Rear Wheel = 136#
Left Front = 116#
Right Front = 104#
TiresStock Tomas Moped Wheels and Tires 2-1/4 x 16 36psi
Conversion TimePurchased as fully assembled, running vehicle.
Additional FeaturesHad Removable Rack for carrying a surfboard on top.

Tame/Turbo switch. Throttle lock for use with electronic speed control.
March 15, 2010 Update: Vehicle is For Sale. For Details visit

July 12, 2009 Update: Added picture of Canopy mounted...

July 4, 2009 Update: Added picture of BugE stripped down to frame with no body-work.

Note to future BugE builders: Mine doesn't have reverse and I really wish it did.

Future: I hope to benchmark performance, then design and install a stream-liner body similar to those used on Human Powered Vehicles.

More info to be posted at WebPage

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