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OwnerEd Storey
Owner's Other EVs1986 Cushman Truckster
2011 LWB electric recumbent
LocationMilwaukie, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1975 Volkswagen Standard Beetle
The bug has sunroof and am/fm stock radio with alloy wheels.
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. es67a Series Wound DC
Made in USA, 6.7 inch diameter, 15 inches long, 3 inch keyed shaft
DrivetrainFour speed manual with clutch
ControllerCurtis 1221C
reliable technology. simple wiring.
Batteries10 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 Voltage120 Volts
ChargerElcon 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.
InstrumentationDigital displays for volts, amps, aux volts, and motor temp.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
cruises at 55 with 65 taking some spool up time
AccelerationGood take off power, uses second and third with good acceleration.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Miles increase with low speed. Decrease with high speed.
Watt Hours/Milenot sure
EV Miles
Start:75,000 Miles (120,675 Kilometers)
Current:80,000 Miles (128,720 Kilometers)
Total:5,000 Miles (8,045 Kilometers)
    As of 3/18/2011
Seating CapacitySeats four. Standard bug seating.
Curb Weight2,200 Pounds (999 Kilograms)
Need to weigh the bug
Tires195 65r 15
Conversion TimeJuly 09 to Sept 09
Conversion CostEV parts cost about $7000
Additional FeaturesWe 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.

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