Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by leightk, Dec 3, 2008.
This is pretty cool...T3 powered by Tesla
Electric Yellow T3 Doka built by an old fella who likes to talk.
I'm not sure if it's been previously mentioned (I'm not going through the posts - it's Friday evening) but VW made electric bay transporters in the 70s. Kombi, Panel and Ute. Roll in roll out wet cell battery packs. Aimed at local Deutsche guvm't authorities and short haul urban deliveries etc...
what would a Tesla drive unit cost?!?!?!?!?!
I was intrigued and searched but couldn't find the answer so I thought I'd Google salvage on Tesla's and this was the top result... pictures made me chuckle
Brand new from this mob http://store.evtv.me/products.php?cat=1
Thanks for that. They've obviously got a sense of humour as well judging by their comments on the basic kit...
'This is literally JUST THE BASICS. Our controller, a CAN switch for PRNDL, A very nice Speedhut custom gage set, and our wiring harness. Guaranteed NOT to work with your drive train, but priced right for bottom feeders who have to learn the hard way'
I have thought about this a lot. Without a lot of knowledge I would have to get a motor kit landed like this http://www.evwest.com/catalog/produ...ucts_id=226&osCsid=78trmks118081csuagvk7vcuh4 which would be approx $10k.
Then with batteries and other parts it would be getting easily getting up another 10k.
If I sell my engine despite it being 10,000km old I would struggle to get 7k for it.
So it would be an expensive conversion at this time.
Once there are more electric cars at the wreckers, and batteries are cheaper then it would become viable.
Full battery bank in the fuel tank location, and also under the rear seat. Battery technology improving it would be fair to expect to 150-200km range.
Would be able to keep standard gear box and running gear.
For now I have run 3 phase 32amp power and 20amp single phase circuits in my new shed to charge the car when it becomes viable. But I personally am still going to be waiting for a while.
As are all of us Brad until the numbers stack up or the bowser is empty.
I have a topless Superbug with no motor or gearbox. Why am I not looking for an electric motor! Next weeks project..... (or in my case next decades!)
Just watched this... Not Kombi but still VW
Another wasted youtube morning....
Oh well, found this though...
Now i'm going to enjoy the beautiful sunshine... Yay here comes spring!
One from EV West.
YouTube becomes a dangerous vortex! Great videos.
Spotted this for sale....if it was a bit closer I'd go and have a look just out of curiosity...
Electric VW Beetle Car
VW made battery transporters in the 70s for short haul city stuff in Der Vater Land. Roll in, roll out battery packs. Nothing new under the sun. They also made gas turbine kombies but that wasn't all that successful. A set of wings might have helped.
Was musing today, that it’s a pity the way forward is electric, rather than the hydrogen fuel cell, with zero pollution...... but the investor / money return will be higher with the electric charging path........
I've seen several articles and videos on groups promoting, developing and using hydrogen fuel cell vehicles Grant. Mostly n the US. I'll see if I can dig them up.
Watched this the other day and it shows how far we've advanced in 10 years.
How to take a Beetle that can carry 4 people and some luggage all day to where ever you want to go, into a Beetle that can carry 2 people and 1 shopping bag to the other side of town....
We will need a lot more of "Bill's 8 minute recharge" stations along the M1.
USD19,985.00 for all the components
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