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Mission for 2007 Accomplished: Convert an ICE to an EV.

Hi my name is Manny. In March 2007 I picked up a nice '69 VW pan with upgraded disc brakes,shocks and an electric motor already mated to the tranny. I also acquired a '71 pan/'74 SuperBettle ICE based/'79-'80 styled Bradley GT2 (non-electric version with an '88 title.) from eBay. Took pretty much the whole month to get legal (not me, I was born here) with the DMV and CHP. Now the fun begins. Update: EV completed in December 2007

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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Keith's Lightning Bug

I rode the Lightning Bug at June's EVAoSD meeting and almost shat myself.
This thing can go!!!
Here's a video I edited for Keith Vansickle.

...feel free to give out my e-mail
address and refer people to me for information. The lightning bug is a
hopped up Bug Ev from blue sky design in oregon. the original is 48 v
with a smaller motor. mine is 72v right now and when I get a bigger
controller will go to 96 or even 120v I want the thing to be so fast no
one but a kid or a speed freak will drive it full open, just like every
other hi performance motorcycle. I am working on another frame and
slightly different body that will take the bigger motor and higher

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Why I'm doing this.

Yeah, I care about the environment as much as the next guy. And yeah, I'm a nerdy geek. But, when it comes down to it, what really made me spend my free time and money on this endeavor, is knowing that: every time I put in any gas in my car, some money (a penny is too much) is going to people that want to KILL our kids.
"You don’t have to be a military strategist on the order of Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz to understand: It is a bad idea to fund your enemy’s war effort. But every time we fill the tanks of our cars with gasoline we put money in the pockets of terrorists intent on killing Americans."
Clifford D. May

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