Building An Electric Jalopy: Ryan Kiefer's Volkswagen Rabbit EV Conversion

Hi, I’m Ryan Kiefer, and the first thing I’d like you to know is that my 1980 VW Rabbit Convertible electric conversion will be a bit shitty. Because of the budget to which I am limiting myself, the technology will be likewise limited – no regenerative braking, no power brakes or steering, no Li-ion batteries, no A/C, maybe even no heat. Hell, right now, it hasn’t even got a top, just a frame for one.

But that shouldn’t stop you from helping me. Here’s why.

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