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OwnerGary Krysztopik
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EVs2007 ZW2-C
1999 Porsche 996
LocationSan Antonio, Texas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
go kart/dune buggy
Motor AC-15
small AC motor
Drivetrainjackshaft (custom) to sprocket on rear axle (stock). half shafts to independent suspension wheels (stock)
ControllerCurtis AC-15
Batteries16 Thunder Sky LCP100, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
with Elithion BMS
System Voltage48 Volts
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
Accelerationbetter than stock. fun, but not tire-smoking
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight800 Pounds (363 Kilograms)
Conversion Timea few months of planning and designing on the side with about four weekends work for two or more.
Conversion Costjust over $10K in parts (buggy included)
Additional Features- 48 volt system can be upgraded to 72 volts
- solar panel on roof to top off 12 volt house battery
- valet mode, regenerative braking, full-BMS
- speakers with subwoofer
- electric-controlled reverse
- jack-shaft gear ratios can be changed
- 4 point harnesses
- DC-DC converter, on board charger
This project turned out really well. It's got pretty zippy performance and the sturdy frame and long-travel suspension make this a fun machine. Stock, it was very noisy with a lot of vibration. Now it is smooth and quiet. We will get plenty of data on performance over the next few months. We'll be taking it apart and cleaning up a lot of detail and painting/powder coating all parts and adding graphics. It will be auctioned off at the annual Cattle Baron's Gala with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Many thanks to all who contributed to this project. We will create a web page for it on each of our sites - see,,

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