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VW Transporter Doka

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Overview

Owner
Richard van Wyhe
Vehicle
1991 VW Transporter Doka
Build Status
Done
System Voltage
120 V
Range
50-60 miles
Top Speed
70-80 mph
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About the build

Originally converted to be used as transport for a medical scooter.

Motor

Motor
Other
Controller
Curtis 1238
Notes

This vehicle features a motor that is no longer produced. HPEVS AC-75 produces 90 hp and 189 lb.-ft. of torque. Perfect for a heavy lower speed vehicle. This vehicle is doing 3,600 rpm at 65 mph in high gear.

Electrical

Batteries
Other
Battery Management System
None - Bottom balanced cells.
Charger
ElCon 2.5 kW
System Voltage
120 V
Range
50-60 miles
DC/DC
ElCon
Battery Capacity
22.6 kWh
Notes

Conversion features 38 of the CALB CA Series 180 Ah cells. Currently has a 1,600 watt solar setup with a separate 5.25 kWh LiFePO4 battery pack. 4,000 watt continuous pure sine wave inverter. Vehicle can be charged using sunshine.

Mechanical

Drivetrain
RWD
Power to wheels
CEV adapter.
Curb Weight
3,800 lbs.
Notes

The cells are on glides and located in the "treasure chest". Vehicle withstood eight years in the California desert and is still going strong. Complete video series of the build is on our YouTube channel.