1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

Zelectric built this 1958 VW Beetle at their company in San Diego, California. The car is propelled by a 65 kW AC-50 3-phase electric motor producing 102 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a custom four-speed transaxle with a heavy-duty clutch and lightened flywheel. The car has a 100 mile range thanks to 27 kWh 18650 Tesla Model S modules in 6061 aluminum boxes charged via a J1772 port on either 120 or 240 volts. It rides on upgraded shocks, heavy-duty front sway bar, heavy-duty rear camber compensator, upgraded disc brakes, adjustable front beam and rear spring paltes, and Diamond Back white wall tires.

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

1958 Beetle with an Electric Motor

Source: ZelectricBug and Flickr album

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