|Owner's Other EVs||1986 Cushman Truckster|
2011 LWB electric recumbent
|Location||Milwaukie, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1975 Volkswagen Standard Beetle |
The bug has sunroof and am/fm stock radio with alloy wheels.
|Motor||D&D Motor Systems, Inc. es67a Series Wound DC|
Made in USA, 6.7 inch diameter, 15 inches long, 3 inch keyed shaft
|Drivetrain||Four speed manual with clutch|
reliable technology. simple wiring.
|Batteries||10 Fullriver 115-12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
Two packs of five each. One behind rear seat and one up front where tank was.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
|Charger||Elcon Elcon 2000 watt|
Charges on a curve that works it way up to 145 volts and finishes with low current
|DC/DC Converter|| trc sd-150|
120 volts in with 13 volts out at 12 amps. Charges aux battery.
|Instrumentation||Digital displays for volts, amps, aux volts, and motor temp.|
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
cruises at 55 with 65 taking some spool up time
|Acceleration||Good take off power, uses second and third with good acceleration.|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
Miles increase with low speed. Decrease with high speed.
|Watt Hours/Mile||not sure|
|Seating Capacity||Seats four. Standard bug seating.|
|Curb Weight||2,200 Pounds (999 Kilograms)|
Need to weigh the bug
|Tires||195 65r 15|
|Conversion Time||July 09 to Sept 09|
|Conversion Cost||EV parts cost about $7000|
|Additional Features||We upgraded the brakes with new hoses and an empi disc brake kit. Shocks replaced with empi coilovers. Floor pans replaced. Carpets replaced. Seats recovered. Original am/fm radio repaired.Battery packs include copper bus bars, #2 green welding wire, and lexan covers.Tach sending unit on tail shaft of motor, remote monitoring modules for checking batteries without removing covers.|
|Build pictures and write up at WebPage We would be happy to talk with you about building an ev. at Portland International Raceway we made a few runs and our speed was 50.4 mph in the quarter.The motor is a bit small but allows us to achieve our range goal. The clutch is handy, we shift the car to achieve speeds and keep up with traffic, climb hills,and have fun. With the smaller motor you wouldnt want to drive at top speed for more than a few minutes. We watch the motor temp and so far have not had a problem.|