What would a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle look like if you were to convert it to run on pure electricity? Well, firstly, if you were to paint it candy red with lightning bolts painted on the front of the hood, it will look damn cool!
That is exactly what Dale Kling of Otsego, Michigan did to his “Lighting Bug” EV Volkswagen Beetle. I like his electric Bug so much I thought of putting his video on my DIY electric car blog.
Check out his video below.
Here’s what Dale did to his EV Bug. He took out the internal combustion engine (ICE) and installed the Netgain Industries Impulse 9 electric motor. That’s a huge sucker capable of kicking out a lot of torque.
He uses the Curtis controller which is capable of maximum 500 amps output for 2 minutes. That’s a whole lot of “get go” power you’ll need for an electric vehicle.
Dale’s EV is running on a 96 volts power system with deep cycle batteries stored at the front and the inside of his 1969 VW Beetle.
Do you know what I love about the EV Bug? It is the sound…or lack of it when it moves. EVs give off a soft hum when it’s moving. Love it!
DIY Electric Car Conversion Guide
Do you want to know how to convert an old Volkswagen Beetle into a pure plug-in electric car? If you do, check out Gavin Shoebridge’s Electric Conversion Made Easy e-book.
Gavin is from New Zealand and is known as the EV Guy. He has successfully converted his old conventional car into an EV in his garage. Click on the link below to check out Gavin’s web site.
Looking for Electric Vehicle Conversion Shop?
If you are looking for an electric vehicle conversion shop in Kansas, you can check out Wayne Alexander workshop. Wayne has been converting gasoline driven car to run purely on electric since 1974. Wayne will retrofit any sedan and even pickup into an electric vehicle. According to Wayne, the only drawback on owning an electric vehicle…”You will never buy gas!” Check out the video below.
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Ever wonder how is it like driving a [tag-tec]home made electric car[/tag-tec]? Driving an EV is actually quite similar to driving a gasoline driven car. The only difference is the feeling that the car is heavier due to the additional weight of the batteries. But it is no difference that driving with 2 or 3 passengers in the car.
You have to remember, and electric motor can pack a lot of torque. An EV can go pretty fast if you were to floor the power pedal. If you are not careful, you can really crash your electric car into another vehicle. Just because you are not burning any fossil fuel doesn’t mean you can ignore the rules on the street. If you are wandering what’s the feeling like getting into an EV, check out the video below.
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