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Old 09-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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Lightbulb Volkswagen e-Beetle



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Old 09-08-2019, 03:40 PM
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Of course, we know that VW is not smart enough to realize that a Beetle EV that is simple and very affordable that puts the millions in EV would be a brilliant move.
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Old 09-09-2019, 07:49 AM
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I'm not clear on where they put the motor. With the rear open it looks like there's no rear motor where the engine used to be, is it behind that rear bulkhead or have they made a front motor FWD Beetle? From the motor and axle photo it doesn't look low enough for the motor to be in the floor like a BMW i3. There aren't any pictures of the front opened up. I've seen other beetle EV conversions where you can see the motor in place if the engine...

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Old 09-09-2019, 07:55 AM
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The engine is basically above the axle, electric motors (especially a small, 81hp unit form the e-up!) are very compact, hardly bigger than a differential e.g. also, if you look closely, that EV conversion has an electric engine attached to the normal gearbox, whereas the VW conversion uses the whole drivetrain (transversely, no gearbox) from the up, thus a much more compact unit; It does fit behind the fire wall, also the platform of the VW conversion is bespoke, it rides higher (just check the side skirts below the running boards, thus allowing for a different packaging (and likely taking up the batteries as well)...
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