Black Current I Motor
OwnerOlly Young
Owner's Other EV1970 Volkswagen Beetle
LocationHungerford, England United Kingdom map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1970 Volkswagen Beetle
Motor Morrison Electric Milkfloat Series Wound DC
Motor borrowed from a 1960's Morrison Milkfloat
DrivetrainBeetle gearbox close couple to motor.
Controllerunknown None
Three contactors with field weakening resistor, first contactor was pulled in by string, the rest mechanically timed in.
Batteries12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Standard 12Volt Leasure batteries from fiamm
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerWestinghouse from the milk float
Old charger that never really worked
DC/DC Converter
No DC converter
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Slow and steady, used to spit sparks out the rear
AccelerationSlow and steady 1/4 mile in 21seconds
Range1 Miles ( 1 Kilometers)
I think thats about as far as it went
Seating CapacityDriver only
Curb Weight0
TiresRoad tyres
Conversion Time3 weeks
Car was retired in 2004 to make way for Black Current II

code by jerry