How to covert a VW Beetle to electric power

How to convert a VW Beetle from gasoline to electric power.

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Green Overdrive: The Homemade Electric VW Bug!
We cruise around with Al Bullock, who restored and converted a 1970 VW bug into a cute little electric vehicle that gets just as good a mileage as the Nissan Leaf.

Electric VW Bug climbs a 6% grade with ease.
Electric Bug, converted by EV4U Custom Conversions demonstrates how well in handles hilly terrain by climbing a 6% grade and a series of curves.

Dual Motor Electric Vehicle Drivetrain With Powerglide 2 Speed Transmission Walkthrough by EV West
Here's a brief 10 minute video that gives a nice overview of the EV West 2 speed Powerglide transmission that runs without a torque converter direct drive to 2 coupled Warp 11 motors. Depending on the voltage and current, these twin motors can put out well over 1000 lb/ft of torque, and 600+ horsepower. We used this motor and transmission combination to power our BMW M3 to the summit of Pikes Peak in 2012 setting an all time record for street legal electric cars. The strength and reliability of this system is key. For more information regarding this bolt in drive train, please visit for the latest updates.

Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.