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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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Volkswagen considering a four-door, four-seat XL1

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15:00 EST

According to a report in Autocar, Volkswagen might have more in mind for the XL1 than mining it for advances to grace the next-generation Golf. Aiming to fight the Honda FCEV due for public consumption next year, we're told VW executives have put a four-door, four-seater version of the XL1 - it could be called XL2 - on the drawing board. The impetus is said to come from the top, with VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch intent on staying in the deep end of "super-efficent vehicles."
Autocar suspects the necessary changes could raise the weight of the car from 1,749 pounds to 2,068 pounds, which would make it four pounds less than the 2,072-pound Up! we drove a few years ago. Crucially, however, the mag thinks the extra capacity wouldn't change the two-seater's 310-mile-per-gallon rating, with tech tweaks and the aerodynamic benefit of a longer car offsetting the weight. Speculation is that the back seats would be staggered like the fronts in order to maintain the XL1's overall profile.
We recently heard about another XL1 variant that's gone off the radar entirely, the Ducati-engined XLR that we thought we'd see at the Geneva Motor Show and that was said to be going into production, so this one could go the same way. The biggest hurdle to making such an idea a reality, though, could be the price: the current XL1 costs 110,000 euros ($146,116). If VW really is going to compete with the Honda FCEV and the Toyota FCV - $70,000 in Japan - that might be where it wants to start.

Porsche again staring down another $1.8B in hedge fund lawsuits

Wed, 15 May 2013 11:30:00 EST

The sequence of events from 2007 that began with Porsche's secret attempt to take over Volkswagen, and instead lead to Porsche being taken over by VW, continues to instigate lawsuits against the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. A group of hedge funds that suffered over $1 billion in losses sued the car company in New York. Porsche had publicly stated it wasn't trying to buy VW, the hedge funds in question were shorting VW stock, and when Porsche's actual intentions were revealed, the stock shot up and the hedge funds took a beating.
The case was thrown out over the issue of jurisdiction, then appealed, only to see another suit filed on top of that. After that, most of the hedge funds withdrew their claims in New York and Porsche offered a 90-day window to refile in Germany where it is already fighting a number of other suits over the same issue. The hedge funds accepted the offer, refiling in Stuttgart for $1.8 billion in damages. According to Bloomberg, Porsche hasn't commented on the refiling, but as the same plaintiffs are involved, it's safe to assume that the carmaker still feels the case is "unsubstantiated and without merit." It has fared alright so far even in German courts, with two lesser cases against it thrown out last year.

VW readying new VR6 with forced induction

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:29:00 EST

Volkswagen built a stonking, narrow-angle V6 in the 1980s and 1990s that was found in three different generations of the Golf (their performance iterations, obviously), three generations of the Passat, the New Beetle, the Corrado and the Touareg, among other VWs, a spate of Audis, Seats, a Skoda, and even the Porsche Cayenne. It was a sad day when it was announced that it'd be put out to pasture.
Rejoice, though, fans of the venerable VR6, because Volkswagen has a new, modern variant in the works that, according to AutoWeek, features direct injection and can easily be fitted with forced induction. In fact, AW mentions Volkswagen insiders that claim this unit will spawn a production version of the twin-turbo V6 shown on the Design Vision GTI from this year's Wörthersee festival. That unit produced an epic 503 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.
Don't expect a production unit with that level of power (although it would make a hardy RS4 powerplant), though. In reality, AutoWeek is suspecting anywhere from 340 to 450 horsepower from the new mill. When it arrives at an undisclosed date in the future, it'll likely be found in the Passat and Passat CC as well as the production version of the CrossBlue.