Underside of Bug on liftFirewall back sideAdaptor outsideAdaptor insideMotor With Adaptor and clutch assemblyUnder hood or bonnetMotor seal sheetmetelRear behind back seatFirewall front side
OwnerRichard Hugo
LocationCarpinteria, California United States map
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Vehicle1967 Volkswagen Beetle
MotorHPEVS 50-AC 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainVW Trans axle
ControllerCurtis 1238R 650 AMP
Batteries36 CALB/Skyenergy 180 AHA CA series, 3.34 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
24 Front and 12 behind back seat.
Batteries are bottom balanced no need for
BMS! Also monitor voltages about every 6
months or so and is extremely stable.
System Voltage121 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 2500
HeaterCeramic 1500 watts with electric turbo
charger for blower using stock VW duct
DC/DC ConverterMeanwell SD-1000-H-12
12 volts @ 60.00A
1000 Watts
InstrumentationCurtis 840 sightglass,amp meter.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
0-70 mph quickly. 65 mph cruising no problem
AccelerationBetter then stock acceleration.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
Easy 80 miles!
To 80% Depth of discharge.
EV Miles
Start:52,280 Miles (84,118 Kilometers)
Current:65,420 Miles (105,260 Kilometers)
Total:13,140 Miles (21,142 Kilometers)
    As of 7/3/2018
Seating Capacity5 adults as original
Curb Weight2,300 Pounds (1,045 Kilograms)
Just an estimate.
TiresWhat came with the car, for now
Conversion TimeStarted January 2012
On the road March first 2015
Conversion CostAbout 20,000 with cost of car
Car was 3200.00 after sale of engine.
Additional FeaturesCustom built motor to transmission adapter
with carrier bearing.
Using lightened flywheel, taper lock
bushing and clutch.
But as they say, never really complete!
Always testing and experimenting, a fun
test bed!
Really happy with the conversion, My Tesla
just sits in the
garage waiting for more long distant
trips. The bug is a fun
Daily driver and so far, super reliable.
This car drives
exactly like stock with the regenerative
braking acting like
compression of the old internal combustion
engine but with a
lot better bottom end acceleration and
much smoother ride. The
regenerative braking with pressure
transducer in the brake
system helps very nicely with the stopping
ability.Also added disk brakes. Very
pleasant to drive!! In my opinion AC with
regen is the only way to go!!

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