OwnerEinar Lorentzen
(former owner, EV has been sold)
Owner's Other EV1969 BMW 2002
LocationLong Beach, California United States map
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Vehicle1962 Volkswagen
Amante Kit car on VW Chassis with some
Motor Fork lift motor picked up at surplus Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStandard VW Transaxle with reversed ring gear to accomodate motor rotation
Controller Willey Model 7
Original kit consisted of printed circuit board, transistors and parts for you to put together yourself. Upgraded transistors later allowed you to cut board in half for less space required.
Batteries8 Trojan 105Ah, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage48 Volts
DC/DC ConverterLambda 48V - 12V
Another surplus item
InstrumentationSpeedometer, Amp Meter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Very slow, the car was seriously underpowered
AccelerationOnly the garbage truck accelerated slower
Range12 Miles (19 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tires185-15 front, 205-13 rear
Additional FeaturesThe car was built with parts from Corvair (engine), Rambler and VW (doorhandles), Buick (electric windows), Camero (lights), Maverick (tail lights) and whatever I could find that would look good.
The car started out as a Corvair powered sportscar in the early seventies, converted to electric in 1980-1982. Sold in 1989, last seen on cover of Global Light and Power catalog around 1993.

If anyone knows the whereabouts, would love to hear from

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