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1970 Volkswagen Beetle
“Black Current I”

Vehicle 1970 Volkswagen Beetle
Motor Morrison Electric Milkfloat Series Wound DC
Motor borrowed from a 1960's Morrison Milkfloat
Drivetrain Beetle gearbox close couple to motor.
Controller unknown None
Three contactors with field weakening resistor, first contactor was pulled in by string, the rest mechanically timed in.
Batteries 12 Fiamm can't remember, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Standard 12Volt Leasure batteries from fiamm
System Voltage 144 Volts
Charger Westinghouse from the milk float
Old charger that never really worked
Heater None
DC/DC Converter
No DC converter
Instrumentation None
Top Speed 55 MPH (88 KPH)
Slow and steady, used to spit sparks out the rear
Acceleration Slow and steady 1/4 mile in 21seconds
Range 1 Miles ( 1 Kilometers)
I think thats about as far as it went
Seating Capacity Driver only
Curb Weight 0
Tires Road tyres
Conversion Time 3 weeks
Conversion Cost £500
Car was retired in 2004 to make way for Black Current II