1969 Volkswagen Squareback electric conversion – Click above to watch video after the jump

A lot of energy goes into producing a new car and so, if an old one can be resurrected from rusting and put back to work, we think that's a pretty cool thing. Especially when it ends up looking as sweet as the '69 Volkswagen Squareback you see above and it runs on electricity. Not just an alluring lovely, this V-Dub is on a dual mission to educate the masses about how simple converting a car can be, as well as delivering tasty goodies for Pastry Art, a bakery/cafe in Sarasota, FL.

While some conversions can get pretty fancy (and expensive) this one keeps it simple. Using AGM lead acid batteries donated for the project by Braille Battery to supply energy for a re-purposed industrial motor, the only other components involved in the 72 volt system are a controller, an emergency cut-off switch and a potentiometer. If you happen to be in their neck of the woods, the car is currently being featured at G.WIZ - The Science Museum where it will serve as a learning tool for others interested in doing their own cool conversion. Hit the jump for video detailing the project as well as some bonus footage of the green machine's visit with the Beach Boys and John Stamos (yes, the John Stamos). Also, be sure to check out their Facebook page with lots more videos and pics.

[Source: Project Green Machine]

Project Green Machine from VW TV on Vimeo.





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