OwnerBen Hempstead
LocationEdmonds, Washington US map
Vehicle1969 Volkswagen Beetle
Mild streetable EV Baja Bug
MotorHPEVS AC50 3-Phase AC
DrivetrainHPEVS AC50 mated to stock Type 1 transaxle with
Stage II clutch and balanced aluminum flywheel
ControllerCurtis 1238
Liquid cooled
Batteries8 Panasonic Smart-Tesla module, 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 Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
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
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
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 quiet,
smooth, and reliable and quicker than the original engine which
I traded for a custom 110/240V J1772 charge cable.

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