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Electric Beetle Goes Coast-to-Canadian-Coast

Posted in Beater Cars, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Volkswagen by Dustin Driver | September 12th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

A team of students from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada have crossed the Great North in an electric ’71 VW Beetle. The Beetle was converted to electric by UBC Electric car club. It’s powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and driven by a three-phase A/C motor. The setup is good for a range of 185 miles at 60 miles per hour or 340 miles at 30 mph. It recharges in four hours. Not bad. Not bad at all. The team had a few snags, including a broken half shaft and a busted charger, but they crossed Canada in 14 days. I wonder if they’re selling the Bug. I totally dig it.

Source: Wired

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