E-Beetle Info

August/September 2010


Car: 1972 VW Beetle
Motor: Curtis AC-50 AC motor system ($5000)
Controller: Curtis AC
Batteries: 2 strings of 50 Thundersky 160 AH lithium iron phosphate (about $25,000)
System Voltage: 165 volts (range 150-190 volts)
Power: 80 kW (105 hp)
Range: 500 km at 50 km/hr, 300 km at 100 km/hr
Chargers: Three 3 kW chargers, charge time of 4 hours from empty at 240v 40 amps ($1000 each)

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