Beetle 1973 Electric Vehicle (EV)
This is a
newly converted plugin electric 1973 Sport VW Beetle with a 4 speed
transmission. Not many of the Sports Bugs where made. The new electric
motor is made by D&D motor systems #ES_15A, and its rated at twelve HP
continuous and forty HP Peak at 72 VDC. It has a Alltrax 72 VDC controller
that can be wired to a USB port of a computer / laptop for stats,
adjustments, etc. with a RS232 cable found at Radio Shack. There are nine
new 8 volt batteries that are installed in this vehicle running at 72
volts. It will come with a onboard new 5-10 amp (adjustable voltage 12-72 VDC)
battery charger and a 1-2 amp float charger for the accessory battery. It
has installed a DC volt meter and amp meter on the dash for easy readings.
This car will out perform any GEM car by its speed being that they only
get 25 MPH top. Top speed will be up to 52 MPH that can be reached with this EV, which is what I got with this car with
recent testing, but average speeds at this time is around 45 mph. Faster speeds (55 to 65 MPH) can probably be
obtained when the brushes on the motor wear in being that they are new.
Once they are worn in it will
pick up speed and range. It will get between 25 to 50 miles on a charge
depending on driving habit, your speed, driving terrain, cold weather, etc. As the batteries
cycle through after 16 to 20 charges there will also be a noticeable
difference in farther range per charge. Currently it is getting 15
to 20 miles on a charge until the car wears in more. Once it wears in it
will get 30 to 35 miles on a charge on the average. Normal car parts for this car
are easily accessible at your local auto dealers, which is not the same
with the GEM cars. All the electric parts that are made with this EV
are made here in the USA. The Alltrax Controller used has a two year
warrantee and Series Motor has a two year warrantee also. This is a great run
around electric car for most your local driving including driving to
72 volt charger has been added under the front hood and the plugs
come out of the old fueling lid. Recent studies show that most people average 29 miles per day in
driving. This car is sold as-is.
If you have any
questions about the car, additional information or additional pictures, please email Allen
(Private seller) at
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for more information.