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Karmann

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Overview

Owner
Richard van Wyhe
Vehicle
1974 VW Karmann Ghia
Build Status
Done
System Voltage
144 V
Range
50-60 miles
Top Speed
100-150 mph
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About the build

1974 VW Karmann Ghia converted to electric in 2012 and driven 7-1/2 years and 97,000 miles. Used a marketing and demonstration vehicle.

Motor

Motor
HPEVS AC-51
Controller
Curtis 1239
Notes

Matched the use of the vehicle with the motor power graph.

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

Battery located in place of the stock package shelf.

Mechanical

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

Vehicle featured heavy duty anti-sway bars front and rear.