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1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Base 1.6l on 2040-cars

US $4,450.00
Year:1973 Mileage:45 Color: Blue /
  Blue/white
Location:

Orem, Utah, United States

Orem, Utah, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Coupe
Engine:Electric
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Electric
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1332829873 Year: 1973
Interior Color: Blue/white
Make: Volkswagen
Number of Cylinders: electric
Model: Beetle - Classic
Trim: Chrome
Drive Type: Electric manual
Mileage: 45
Sub Model: Electric
Number of Doors: 2
Exterior Color: Blue
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

1973 VW Super Beetle, Electric.  Just needs batteries.  The car has been fully restored - including the following new parts:  paint, complete interior, tires, wheel bearings, rotors, brakes, windshield and all window and door seals, head- and tail lights, undercoating.  New overload shock absorbers on rear axle for weight of lead-acid batteries. May instead use Lithium-Ion-phospate batteries.

  The electric conversion kit includes:  ES-15A Series D&D Electric DC Motor( 40 HP peak - 12 HP continuous, Alltrax 7245 (72 vdc/450 amp) controller, Adapter plate, contactor, volt meter, amp meter, 50mv - 500 amp shunt, fuse(400 amp slow blow), Battery Charger (5-10 amp, adjustable voltage), connectors, cables etc. (kit cost $3,000.-)  This is Kit #2 from Wilderness Electric Vehicles, which is designed for around town driving at about 30 - 50 mph max.  Approx. range 20 - 25 miles.  The car charges on 110 volt house current via a new multiple voltage (12v - 72 v) Schumacher charger (included).  Passed state inspection 2 wks. ago.

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IIHS says these are the safest cars of 2013

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:15:00 EST

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings for occupant protection in four out of five areas of measure. And while some 117 vehicles were given the TSP seal of approval for 2013, just 13 passed muster for TSP+.
To be fair, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+ (we'd expect that the number of qualified cars will rise substantially for 2014). Luxury and Near Luxury midsize cars were the first groups evaluated, followed by midsizers in the Moderately Priced Cars category - unsurprisingly, it's only midsize cars that you'll find among the class this year.
Only two luxury sedans made the list of 13 for 2013: the Acura TL and Volvo S60. The other 11 cars on the list included entries from domestic, Japanese and German car makers: Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord (sedan and coupe), Kia Optima (but not its close kin, the Hyundai Sonata, strangely), Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy and Outback, Suzuki Kizashi and the Volkswagen Passat all made the grade.

Volkswagen E-Co-Motion Concept brings electric mobility to the commercial set

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 04:00:00 EST

Volkswagen sees a future where the bulk of the world's freight is moved into city centers by train, then offloaded onto a fleet of smaller, light-duty commercial vehicles for final delivery. Those vehicles could wind up looking something like the company's E-Co-Motion Concept that debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The EV features a modular underfloor drive unit comprised of a battery, motor and gearbox that can be paired with any number of cab and body configurations to suit a buyer's needs, from a refrigerated box to a standard flat bed.
The E-Co-Motion Concept features a rear-mounted electric motor with 113 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. A standard 20 kWh battery pack provides a driving range of up to 62 miles, while 30 kWh and 40 kWh packs could deliver 93 and 124 miles of travel, respectively. Check out the press release below for more information.

Volkswagen breaks 40-year-old sales record in 2012

Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:00:00 EST

The last time Volkswagen moved this many vehicles in America in one year, Richard Nixon was still a President in good standing, Let It Be was a radio hit and each car wearing the VW badge boasted an air-cooled engine. That's right, with a grand total of 580,286 vehicles sold in the US last year, the VW Group has broken its own four-decades-old sales record by 2,899 vehicles.
Of that 580k total sold, 438k were Volkswagens and 139k were Audi products - increases of 35.1 percent and 18.5 percent, respectively, in year-over-year sales. The ultra-premium members of the VW group also fared well; Bentley delivered 2,315 vehicles for a 23.3-precent increase, and Lamborghini delivered 520 units for a 52.9-percent jump. Bugatti, we're told is "right on track."
Jetta (pictured) sales paced the marque with 170k models sold, and Passat also finished very strong with sales of 117k total. Tiguan also racked up its best year on file, with 31,731 models shifted.