OwnerBen Hempstead
LocationEdmonds, Washington US map
Vehicle1969 Volkswagen Beetle
Mild streetable EV Baja Bug
MotorHPEVS AC50 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainHPEVS AC50 mated to race-built Type 1
transaxle with custom ratios (4.25 first
gear), 5.86 R&P, Super-diff,
Stage II 2100lb clutch and balanced
aluminum flywheel
ControllerCurtis 1238
Liquid cooled
Batteries8 Panasonic Smart-Tesla modules, 57.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
System Voltage126 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC2500
Heater1500/3000W Canadian EV with 3-speed fan
DC/DC ConverterElcon ECDC-MV
InstrumentationVerizon 4G LTE 8" Asus tablet running Waze
Xantrex LinkPro
Curtis Spyglass
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Set up for rock crawling and intermediate
mountain wheeling. Also does pretty well
at RallyCross.
Range70 Miles (112 Kilometers)
70 around town, 60 on the freeway. Pretty
EV Miles
Current:600 Miles (965 Kilometers)
    As of 6/13/2018
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,050 Pounds (931 Kilograms)
Tires215/75R-15 front
235/75R-15 rear
White steel Baja Star wheels 15x6 front
15x8 rear
Conversion Time7 months for body-off restoration and
Conversion Cost$30k in parts including donor car
Additional FeaturesMarkV Fiberglass Bugeye baja kit
Adjustable, hook and bar front suspension
Boxed rear trailing arms
Urethane bushings
4-wheel disc brakes by CB Performance
Proportional valve
Steering brake
Custom roof rack
Custom dash
Aluminum door and quarter panels
180W LED light bar
Sunpie LED headlights
Custom LED taillights
This car was a fun winter project for my kids and me. It's
smooth, and reliable and quicker than the original engine
I traded for a custom 110/240V J1772 charge cable.
Took 4th in class (Mod R) at RallyCrossFest 2018 at

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