It is inevitable that electric cars will someday rule the roads. I have no doubt that the internal combustion engine that we all know so well, will go the way of the dinosaur within our lifetime… or at least within the Gadgeteer Kids’. I have been waiting years for electric vehicles to gain traction and instead of being the anomaly built in some engineer’s garage but a viable, cost equivalent, option to the classic gas guzzler. We are almost there, each year brings greater selection in this once, very niche market from Tesla to the Volt. I think it is even cooler when folks retrofit old cars with new electric motor tech. The engineers at Zelectric Motors have done just that. They are getting ready to sell electric (classic) VW Bugs. Zelectric Motors will initially be creating the ZelectricBug – featuring the Zelectric powertrain built into restored VW Beetles (1958–1966.) The ZelectricBug will be able to do 80 mph with a range of 100 or so miles and twice the horsepower of the original. If you are interested, here are the ZelectricBug’s specs.
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are you sure this is for real? because the domain zelectricmotors.com appears to be on hold by one of those shady “registrars” and either for sale, or just parked.
@andix We’ve updated the links.
From a sentimental point of view, it’s nice to remember my 1964 Beetle. From a practical view, there are few cars which provide so little protection to their occupants, electric or not.