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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi guys, Just joined as I'm in the process of considering converting one of my golf MK2 gtis to electric. Welcome any advice and pointers but..... The main thing I want to do is DIY it myself and at minimum cost maximum performance. So let's hear opinions please
  2. New Member Introductions
    I know about the EV West kit. My Ghia has the Autostick transmission. Any suggestions or links to good threads would be greatly appreciated. I'm also interested to see if anyone has electrified a Gen2 Prius by replacing the ICE engine with an Electric motor and or an extra battery pack. I'm...
  3. Batteries and Charging
    I have a 1980 Volkswagen vanaggain. Rear engine air cooled. I’m thinking of replacing the drivetrain with an E golf motor,batteries and charging system. I’m wonder if anyone out there has any experience with Volkswagen to Volkswagen swaps?
  4. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hi guys, I wanted to show you our 1967 VW beetle electric conversion. It is powered by a Gen 2 Nissan Leaf motor and inverter controlled by our ECU. The batteries are also Nissan Leaf. We have also made a couple of videos about it. Unfortunately its in German but maybe also interesting for you...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys I'm planning to start a new build. I want to convert a T2 VW Van . I'm thinking of the following motor: Ac induction motor :20kw/50kwpeak or a PMSM same rating ( i found a Chinese supplier on Alibaba for those) I'm going with with AC since the driving will include trips to...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi from Youngsville North Carolina, USA! I'm busy tearing down my 1969 VW Bug Vert, prepping her for a complete body off restoration. Had her since 1983 and kept her safe and dry in storage for the last 20 years as I chased the almighty dollar and raised four sons. Now I want my baby back baby...
  7. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hello! I am considering converting my 2002 Golf to electric. For my daily commute, I need a range of at least 60 miles and a top speed of at least 75 mph, although I would prefer a range closer to 90-100 miles if I can make it work with my budget, which should probably max out around $13000...
  8. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hello everyone I am doing my master at a technical university for applied sciences in Switzerland. It's a Master of Science in Engineering in the are of Energy and Mobility. So photovoltaics, renewable energy, electric mobility, battery technology etc. are playing an important role in my...
  9. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Y'all, I live down here in New Orleans. My Daisy is a 2004 New Beatle. I am her second owner, and her first owner is Chaya owner of Bywater Bakery. Sometimes parts fall off of Daisy, LOL, but she drives soooooo good. Never gives me trouble starting. No trouble with this girl. I want to ride her...
  10. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hey all, This will be the conversion thread where I ask (hopefully) not-too-stupid questions and post pictures of the things I've broken. GOALS Top Speed - we'd like to get 70-80mph for the headroom of it. We live in Southern California - everything is highway driving here. Range - in a...
  11. Classifieds
    New paint, interior and top by pros. I did the conversion with best parts (I'm a EE). Ten new Interstate deep-cycle batteries, custom cables, Curtis controller, D&D motor. Digital voltmeter and analog ammeter on dash. Adjustable rear air shocks add stability. Retains the stock transaxle so...
  12. Classifieds
    I used these in my electric Karmann Ghia for around 2 years. I got them used, and some of the cells aren't as good as others. 24 Cells per module and there are two modules. I have already attached BMS wires. The worst part about these modules is that the cells are epoxied together inside the box...
  13. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hi Guys, I've been lurking for a bit now. I started out looking at this project just to see if the technology capable of shifting my van was even developed yet, suffice it to say that I am pleasantly surprised :). So the nitty gritty: Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication Next...
  14. Classifieds
    For Sale **10K OBO**: 1979 Super Beetle Convertible EV Conversion 100% complete 1979 Super Beetle Convertible. Entire lifetime in California. I bought it in 2013 and had it converted to full electric by Nathan Hutchison of Nate's Green Garage in Berkeley, CA. I have about $38k into it, when...
  15. Classifieds
    Conversion project has all parts including batteries. Following is installed: motor, controller, controller mount board, adapter plate, flywheel coupler, instrumentation, & throttle controller. Charger and batteries in car but need to be wired up. Includes a how to book. 1970 clean Florida...
  16. All EV Conversions and Builds
    HI everyone, so I'm still doing a ton of research but am coming up with a price range of $5000+ for the conversion I want to do. I essentially want to grab an old Volkswagen Beatle from the 70s or 80s which should weigh 1.7 tons without anything and around 2.5 tons with me, the motor, batteries...
  17. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hey guys, new on here. Just trying to get my bearings. I live in Wilmington De. and have recently bought a house with a garage. Just a little about my self, I am a Digital Media teacher and know a lot about 3D printing and other technical knowledge and am trying to learn about doing a...
  18. EV News
    Over a year ago we posted about our new concept for battery exchange. After many hours of months of hard work, we are now at a successfully working prototype. You can see our car drive for the time HERE! Our Video! This fall, we plan on driving the car across the country to showcase the car...
  19. Classifieds
    Ready to ride converted all electric with a professional ElectroAutomotive VoltsRabbit kit. Plug in the electric cord where the gas used to go in the car. Charge time is roughly 7 hrs for a dead battery (18 6V FLA's). Did I mention you can pre-heat or cool the car while it's plugged in? And...
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