1982 Volkswagon Rabbit Electric Vehicle Conversion

   Here's the process we took to convert a 1982 Volkswagon Rabbit to an electric vehicle. The kit we built for this was experimental and didn't fit the application, so we donated it to a electric boat race. The lead acid batteries were too heavy for the Rabbit.

   We switched to a more practical Isuzu pickup for the electric conversion as well as upgraded the kit to everyday road ready 144v components. This was in 2011 when Lithium battery prices were out of our scope. Prices have came down and we still have the Rabbit... just saying.....

toejo - 144v electric vehicle conversion kit