OwnerJos Goble
Owner's Other EVsChariot
LocationPalo Alto, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1929 Mercedes Benz replica kit on 1976 VW Bus chassis
MotorPrestolite Series Wound DC
6.7", soon to be a 9" General Electric
Drivetrain4 Speed VW transaxle
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z2K EHV
Batteries24 Optima Yellow Top, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage288 Volts
(still needs to be built/replaced)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Conversion Time3 years so far
Conversion CostI don't want to think of that
Additional FeaturesWire Rim wheels
Mahogany dashboard
Matching Mahogany steering wheel
Onboard charger
Pleather seats
Plenty of luggage room since there are no batteries where the ICE engine should be
Convertible top (Still under construction!)
I bought the 1929 Mercedes kit from the the school. Later bought a 1976 VW bus for a chassis.

Loads of photos from the process my photo site WebPage Send me an e-mail I would love to hear your thoughts.

This was a project that I started in October 2002. It has been going on and off for a while since I had to be in school and work at the same time. It is still not finished but it does run and I really just need to cut through the bureaucracy and get it inspected and registered. I owe a lot of people my thanks for helping me on this very ambitious task. So to all of you who helped and showed your support thank you.

Also check out my new blog! WebPage

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