Front batteries and chargerInteriorMotor and ControllerBatteries behind front seat (cover off)
OwnerScott Cornell
Owner's Other EVs1993 Kewet EL-JET 3
1979 VW Rabbit
1984 Sinclair C5
LocationPleasant Hill, California United States map
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Vehicle1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed transmission (stock VW)
ControllerManzanita Micro Zilla 1K
150V 1000 Amp Water Cooled
Batteries15 US Battery US-2200, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage90 Volts
1) on-board home-made 120 Volt in 12 Amp 90 Volt out,
2) off-board 240 Volt in 26 Amp 90 Volt out (Skokan)
Heater1200 Watt hair dryer plumbed into heating ducts
DC/DC ConverterCurtis
300 Watt
Instrumentationa) E-meter b) analog battery Volts c) analog battery Amps
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationGreat off the line, good in town, adequate on the freeway
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
typical, 75 miles in last rally (2000)
Watt Hours/Mile190 Wh/Mile
This has been repeated at several EV rallies and has been documented in the EAA's Current EVents
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,730 Pounds (1,240 Kilograms)
TiresContinental ContiPro Contact 185 / 60 / 15
Conversion TimeMechanical - 5 weekends, Body restoration - 9 months
Conversion Cost$4500
Converted to electric in 1986, in continuous use since then. Raced in first 3 seasons of SERA race in Phoenix - best in class in 1993. Featured in VW Trends magazine and on NBC nightly news in 1991. Distance competion winner in several EAA rallies.

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