I recently had an opportunity to buy an electric car. Pictures follow. The car is a beautifully restored 1971 Karmann Ghia and the story goes that the restorer, upon finishing the restoration, decided to make it electric rather than put in a gas engine. The electric system isn't the best so I plan to redo the conversion over time.
As it stands -- it has a D&D ES-15A motor running at 72 volts. This is a Brushed DC series wound motor. Alltrax controller and a 72 volt pack of huge flooded lead acid batteries.
Normal VW lights
6 Trojan J150 flooded lead acid, 150 AH rating
Alltrax 7245, 500 A
Shaft-shaft to the drive shaft
Mountain View, CA
Number of wheels:
2 w/ a small back seat
Watt-hours per mile:
Method for 12v system:
DC-DC, with separate battery, and separate charger