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  1. Putting Baby back on the road after 20 years.

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    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...
  2. Converting 2002 VW Golf

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    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...
  3. Why should my university make me convert my car as a Master's Thesis?

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    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...
  4. Planning 2004 New Beetle Conversion

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    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...
  5. 1971 VW Super Beetle Electric Conversion

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    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...
  6. FOR SALE: 1978 VW Bug convertible electric

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    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...
  7. For Sale: Dow Kokam 80AH 88V 15kWh Pack - $800 OBO

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    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...
  8. Idris a 1994 VW T4 Campervan EV (research phase)

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    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...
  9. For Sale: 1979 Super Beetle Convertible EV Conversion 100% complete

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    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...
  10. For Sale: 1970 VW Beetle

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    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...
  11. Looking for overall guidance

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    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...
  12. Very nice 1974 Volkswagen whole or parts

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    i am no longer selling
  13. Vw mk2 Scirocco Conversion

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    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...
  14. Modular Battery Exchange: M-BEAM

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    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...
  15. Fs: 1985 volkswagen cabriolet conversion

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    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...
  16. 1985 VW Cabriolet *Build Thread*

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    Your skill level with auto mechanics and fabrication: Medium, I know how to buy raw materials from home depot and turn them into hinges/platforms/etc. I know how to crimp and solder and keep myself from getting electrocuted. The range you are hoping to get (how many miles/charge) 40 miles /...
  17. M-BEAM: Fastest US Crossing in an EV

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    Hi. We are a small group of engineers and EV enthusiasts, working out of our garage, that have converted a 2004 VW Golf into an electric vehicle. But our EV is a little different than others... We are using this as a proof of concept to illustrate the modular battery exchange concept. Instead of...
  18. Selling my electric car - Karmann ghia

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    Hi! Nice to meet everyone! I have a beautifully converted 1968 Electric Karmann Ghia for sale. The conversion was done with optimal ingenuity, eliminating a need for both an alternator and clutch. It features a 4 Speed clutchless transmission and is powered by a FB1-4001-A Series Advanced DC...
  19. Electric VW kit

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    I have a sweet 1969 VW bug that I have been restoring and converting to electric drive. But, alas, life has other plans for me and I am not going to be able to finish it. It's a perfect conversion project for anyone interested in building a DIY electric vehicle. It includes all the necessary...
  20. "Around town" VW bug conversion

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    I'm planning my first EV conversion! Here in Santa Cruz, old Volkswagens are a dime a dozen so I figure one of those is ideal for my first time. From what I can tell it'll be a fairly straightforward conversion from a mechanical standpoint, which is great for me as my knowledge/experience is...
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