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B.O.B. (Battery Operated Bug)

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Overview

Owner
Richard van Wyhe
Vehicle
1974 VW Beetle (Standard, not a Super Beetle)
Build Status
Done
System Voltage
144 V
Range
50-60 miles
Top Speed
100-150 mph
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About the build

Converted in 2009 for use as a marketing vehicle. Still on the road today.

Motor

Motor
HPEVS AC-51
Controller
Curtis 1239
Notes

This conversion originally used a NetGain ImPulse 9 motor, with a Curtis 1231C-8601 controller. Later upgraded to the HPEVS AC-51 and the Curtis 1239.

Electrical

Batteries
CALB 100 ah CA Series Lithium
Battery Management System
None - Bottom balanced cells.
Charger
ElCon 2.5 kW
System Voltage
144 V
Range
50-60 miles
DC/DC
ElCon
Battery Capacity
14.6 kWh
Notes

None of our conversions use a BMS. We have never had a battery related issue. The battery pack is monitored not managed. Our conversions have been on the road since 2008.

Mechanical

Drivetrain
RWD
Power to wheels
Custom made aluminum adapter.
Curb Weight
2,200 lbs.
Notes

The was used a marketing vehicle and features custom fenders, running boards, wheels, interior, etc.