The Lightning Bug - an all electric 1974 VW Super Beetle
- Battery voltage: 296VDC nominal, 336VDC fully charged.
- Batteries: 80 Xalt Energy High Power 75 ah cells in an 80S configuration.
- Power: 200HP and 350 ft lbs of torque at 0 RPM.
- Performance: 0-60 mph in about 4 seconds.
- Range: About 90-100 miles.
- Controller: Zilla Z1k-HV.
- Motor: Netgain Warp 9.
- Drivetrain: Custom VW 4 speed transmission, ultra lightweight aluminum flywheel, and a Kennedy Stage III clutch kit.
- Charger: Manzanita Micro PFC 40 9.6 KW charger.
- Battery management system: Orion BMS 2.
- DC/DC: Meanwell 636W DC/DC converter.
- Ignition: Custom built biometric fingerprint ignition.
- Instrumentation: Custom display for the Lightning Bug and tachometer for motor RPM.
- The most advanced lithium batteries in the world! To put it into perspective, not only are these cells much lighter than the ones in the Electric Celica, but if you used 80% of the car's range each time you drove the car, these batteries would be good for 1.1 million miles (even after this many miles, the batteries will only be able to charge up to 80% of their initial capacity, meaning you could still continue to use them!). These batteries will most likely go through 4-6 (or more), different vehicles in their life.
- Range of 100 miles and a full recharge time of 2 hours! J1772 enabled so it can accept charge from local charging stations like other factory EV's (Nissan leaf, chevy bolt, etc.) For charging at home, the Lightning Bug is best when paired with the Juice Box Pro 40 EVSE from eMotorWerks. This will allow you to manage all charging from your smartphone, see how many miles have been put back into your car, get the 2 hour charge time at 40 amps, and even configure control and information using Amazon Alexa!
- The batteries are organized into custom made .22 caliber bullet proof clear polycarbonate modules, so a large amount of the value of your car is extremely protected.
- The car will feature our signature Fingerprint Ignition System with the ability to store up to 160 fingerprints, with a false acceptance rate of less than 0.001% (level 3 security).
- A custom vehicle display which provides your battery level in easy to read gauge on a 0-100% scale, a gauge for your current of the car (like how much power you are using as you drive) and the gauge bar will change color and help guide you to drive with the best efficiency possible, control your integrated bluetooth sound system, view the outdoor temperature and humidity, and activate "Lightning Mode" which will DOUBLE the power of your vehicle with the touch of a button!
- A new and improved BMS (battery management system), with an optional upgrade that will allow you to view all of your cells and other data from the web or your smartphone when your car is parked and connected to your home WIFI, if you're interested.
- Custom built VW transmission by KCR Transmissions to handle the power.
- Custom aluminum flywheel built for electric applications to take advantage of the extreme torque.