ELECTRIC BEETLE

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WSJ
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ELECTRIC BEETLE

Post by WSJ » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:00 pm

This is a 1968 Electric Beetle, which was converted to operate on 100% electric power in 1979. The cost of charging the batteries is 2 cents per mile. It has three 120/240 Volt built in chargers. Top speed 85 MPH, range 65 miles. The battery pack is 144 Volts, controller 500 Amps, battery capacity 17 kWh. Maximum acceleration power is 72,000 Watts, which produce 61 HP. Battery heaters improve the performance and range. Electric space heaters provide heat through the heating and window defroster vents.

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’70 Beetle

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Boneloader
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Post by Boneloader » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:33 pm

That's cool! :lol:

(I want one)

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Post by bugman742002 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:38 pm

there was an article of another battery powerd bug in the last issue of hot vw's

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Post by alin1989 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:26 am

you crazy lol

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Re: ELECTRIC BEETLE

Post by Jadewombat » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:58 pm

Reminds my of my '70 electric bus I had in the mid-90s. It had a peak 40 horse motor and 14 batteries (12 for the drivetrain and 2 for the stereo and lights-400W sound system). Cheapest, quietest, cleanest car I ever had.

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Post by UJSLOST » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:50 am

This is so sick!

It was way ahead of its time.

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Boneloader
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Post by Boneloader » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:23 am

It's a VOLTSWAGEN! :lol:

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Post by keirnbug » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:45 pm

Boneloader wrote:It's a VOLTSWAGEN! :lol:

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Now that is priceless :lol:

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Post by Papa Burgandy » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:24 am

lol so jealous...thats insane!...got any pics of the body?

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electric bug

Post by autoparts vw » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:49 pm

that is awesome. I just saw the Top Gear on electric cars.

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Re: electric bug

Post by WSJ » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:34 pm

You Don't Need No Stinking Gas

I have several pics of improvements to my Electric Beetle.
See how you can convert a Beetle to run on electric power.
http://public.fotki.com/WAYNEWANG/
http://www.evalbum.com/1798
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... S.+Johnson

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Re: ELECTRIC BEETLE

Post by helowrench » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:14 pm

What kind of range are you seeing?

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