motor and adapter
Owner's Other EVs1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
LocationFlensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1999 Volkswagen New Beetle
MotorNetgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrainmanual 5 speed transmission, all gears are useable
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
96-144VDC, 500 amps max
Batteries45 CALB/Skyenergy 130 AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerZivan NG3
157,5V max. charge voltage (3.5V/cell) 13,5A
option to parallel a second NG3 to quick charge

HeaterMES-DEA RM4 3kW liquid heater
Power Steering: Delphi Pump (Opel Astra G caravan)
Break Assistent: Vacuum Pump (Audi A4/A6)
Festo underpressure switch
DC/DC Converter Chennic 144V
Input: 120-156 VDC
Output: 12-13.8 VDC @ 30 A
Instrumentation"Franz-Box" V2.0
private monitoring system
WebPage /> SoC on fuel gauge
Amperes on rpm-meter
Top Speed81 MPH (130 KPH)
maximum not testet, but 81mph (130 km/h) is more than
enough for us
Accelerationvery good, no need to increase really
Range62 Miles (99 Kilometers)
62mi (100km) without heater
48mi (78km) with heater on
Watt Hours/Mile390 Wh/Mile
24,25 kWh/100km (charging losses included, annual average)

EV Miles
Current:14,400 Miles (23,169 Kilometers)
    As of 1/15/2013
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,820 Pounds (1,281 Kilograms)
Tires195/65 R15 91H
Continental Eco Contact
Additional FeaturesRebirthAuto motor/clutch/transmission adapter
This is a rebuilt of our "E-Beetle" WebPage which startet with a
D&D Motor, Curtis 1221C and 120volts (38 Batteries).

code by jerry