Electric Bug

Electrifying an old VW Bug

Robert "Bobby" Munger, a student at Indiana Tech, parked his senior project outside Zollner on campus today. He took an old VW Beetle and turned it into a fully street-legal, 100% plug-in, electric car. It cost him about $8,000 for the parts, countless hours of work, and some help from his buddies.

Right now he says the bug will run 20 miles on a charge, when it's fully broke in Bobby hopes to be getting 30 miles out of it. Charging time is around 3 to 6 hours, depending on how far the eight batteries are down.

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shaggydog says ... on Tuesday, Jun 16 at 5:11 PM

Looks to me it is just an oversized golf cart. that has wipers and seat belts. Nice job though.

nancyleet@charter.net,dmthane1@aol.com,lmperry@centurytel.net,ramunger01@indianatech.net,nick.munger@gmail.com,kayamunger@gmail.com,billmunger@gmail.com,MMAREME@aol.com,jwthane@hotmail.com,jdthane@hotmail.com,brunelle@acm.org says ... on Friday, May 22 at 12:05 AM

This was on ABC news here in Fort Wayne on Thursday, May 22, 2009 @ approx. 11:25 pm. Good Job Bobby!

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