Teenager Transforms Beetle Into An Electric Car

Teenager Transforms Beetle Into An Electric Car

An impressive project to run a vintage vehicle on clean energy.

Dan Gould

Ecofriend reports that a teenager from Ontario, Oregon has modified a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle to run entirely on electricity. The 14 year-old spent about a year, and $4,000 transforming the car.

Ecofriend on the specs:

The 1972 Super Beetle is now driven with nine separate 8 volt golf cart batteries, with five placed in the rear and four in the front of the vehicle. Churning out 72 volts, the noise-free car can hit a top speed of 45mph and can operate for 50 miles on a single charge, which will cost about 10 cents in electricity costs.

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[via Ecofriend]