An electric vehicle dealer in Trois-Rivieres has achieved a technological feat: converting an old Beetle from gasoline to electricity.
This is a tailor made order for the Saint-Hubert restaurant chain, which makes it a promotional vehicle to underline its 70sE Founding anniversary.
An electric motor was added to the Beetle model 1967. Its power also increased tenfold from 40 to 280 horsepower.
“Tesla was the first to put a motor in place as well as a volt battery (accumulator).
The model of the vehicle, reduced to parts, was found in the old barn in North Montreal. It has been completely rebuilt; Bodywork, wheels, brakes. Intelligent car management system added.
“Keeping the battery and electric motor and respecting the weight is the first challenge. Second, respecting the car’s identity and really, it looks like a beetle from the 60s.”
The vehicle travels on Quebec roads and also makes deliveries as part of this anniversary.