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Old 01-22-2017, 08:34 PM
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I'm the owner of this magnificent 68 Ghia . This car was suppose to be my 40th birthday present to myself . Bought it supposedly complete ( hanging in the wall ) at my friends shop . I'm planning on swapping it with a complete ev .

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Old 01-22-2017, 08:56 PM
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I want to convert my 68 Karmann Ghia . I'm doing 65miles per day total travelling to work . I'm located in Quebec Canada so this car will be used in summer only .
I manage a scrapyard for a living so access to auctions and scrap cars and parts is not a problem . I have a pretty good general knowledge of cars , access to very good mechanics and fabricators , shop time , tools and lift .
I will be driving the Karmann Ghia at 120km /h ( 75miles/h) .
I'm pretty new to ev vehicles but I've already converted a couple of gas car to diesel and numerous swaps at this point .

Il want To try To take as much as possible from the ev To make sure everything will Gö smoothly . Im now on the Hunt for A suitable donor car .

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Old 01-23-2017, 05:30 AM
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I just came back from the Mtl auto salon and I ve test drove a bolt , an i3 and a leaf . Age difference is showing in the technology of these three . E golf looks interesting but no pricing and no availability date for now . I think I'm going to try to get one and keep it in the family . transplant everything from the e golf to my Karmann . Only downside is I will have to wait that these become available in Canada

The bmw and the bolt are exciting vehicles, the leaf not so much . I wish a I had more time to try them , but I'm very happy I could compare three of them .

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Hi adphil

Transplant a regular EV in your Ghia is the way to go. Regular EV donor will give you all the parts you need + all the extra bit who are interesting like Chademo/CCS combo charge port and this for a raisonable cost if you find a used car.
If you have access to auctions and scrap cars, it think you are in business.

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