OwnerNick Wolf
LocationBen Lomond, California United States map
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Vehicle1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock VW 4-speed with clutch and Kaylor adapter
ControllerCurtis 1221B
Batteries16 US Battery US-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
(slow but can charge anywhere)
HeaterRegular hair dryer
DC/DC ConverterServiceMate OE7212-25
25 Amp
InstrumentationVoltmeter and Ammeter
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
TiresBridgestone BT70S 185/65R15
Converted by Bruce Brooks in 1990-91. Daily driver with over 6500 miles on current battery pack. We commute 14-20 miles each way, including up to 1800 feet of elevation gain. Never been stranded. AmpEater can go fast OR far OR up steep hills, but not all three on the same trip!

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