The Voltswagon July 2001Solar car and VW on paradeVW attracts belly dancers
OwnerJames Joyce
LocationMackay, Queensland Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1971 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed manual gearbox, no clutch
ControllerCurtis 1231C
96-144 Volt 500 Amp
Batteries9 US Battery 87 DL, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage108 Volts
modified SCR series motor controller, 15 Amp, 240 VAC input
HeaterEV America supplied ceramic heater core
DC/DC Converter
roof mounted PV for auxilliary battery charging
Instrumentationa) E-meter b) K and W Motor Tachometer drive and overspeed trip
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults + 2 children
Curb Weight2,400 Pounds (1,090 Kilograms)
Conversion Time18 months part time, still in progress

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