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OwnerTravis Tyler
LocationLong Beach, California US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1966 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorNetgain Warp 9 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainKCR Freeway flyer transmission
3.88 R/P, Superdiff, H/D side plate, Welded 3rd & 4th.
Running 75W90 Synthetic gear oil.
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K LV
Zilla settings:
Max Amps - 640
Low Volts - 106
Low Volt Indicator - 112
Motor Amps F - 1000
Motor Amps R - 300
Max RPM - 5000
Liquid cooled with 11x18" transmission cooler mounted underneath the transmission.
Batteries40 Thunder Sky TS-LFP 160AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage128 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 20
HeaterDefroster in the future
DC/DC ConverterElcon 501-TDC-400-192
400 Watt 30A Isolated DC/DC Converter
Odyssey PC925 - Heavy Duty Dry Cell Battery
InstrumentationXantrex Link-pro, SLI Battery, Tachometer, Motor Amps, Battery Amps, LVC Warning
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
AccelerationBetter than a stock Beetle
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
60 miles to 80% DOD at 65 mph
Watt Hours/Mile250 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:1,151 Miles (1,851 Kilometers)
Current:25,000 Miles (40,225 Kilometers)
Total:23,849 Miles (38,373 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 Adults
2 Kids
Curb Weight2,100 Pounds (954 Kilograms)
1700 Unladen weight
-250 ICE
+500 Batteries
+150 Motor
Tires175/65R15 Front on 4.5" Rim
195/60R15 Rear on 5.5" Rim
2.5" Lowered Spindles
3" Narrowed Beam
Conversion Time12 months
Conversion Cost$25,000.00
Additional FeaturesEV Gearbox Magazine Article:
WebPage
10,000 mile report:
Average discharge: 53.5Ah
Deepest discharge: 124.0Ah
Total Ah consumed: 21,500Ah
Cycles: about 450
Commute: 26 Miles one way
W/H per mile: 275.2

10-2012
15,000 mile report:
DC to DC converter was replaced
12V Battery replaced
Switch on charger replaced

07-2013
20,000 mile report
Average discharge: 54.4Ah
Deepest discharge: 124.0Ah
Total Ah consumed: 39,500Ah
Cycles: about 750
Front brake pads replaced
Rear bearing retainer bolts loose
Front transmission mount bolts loose

04-2015
25,000 mile report
No problems
About 1000 cycles
Retro sound stereo
New rear tires

01-2018
30,000 mile report
Front tires
Batteries still top balance every charge.
Battery voltage 115VDC at 400A limited by controller.


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