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There is also a guy on eBay that sells a kit. I don't think it was anywhere near $5000.00. Anyway just search for electric and Volkswagen or vw. I can find the link when I get home tonight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rich & Nicole (Daughter), Orange County, CA 70/71 SquareBack 1600 FI MT http://community.webshots.com/user/schlegelr ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -----Original Message----- From: James Montebello [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:49 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [T3] Electric Squareback Be prepared to spend BIG money doing this. A proper controller to allow you to connect the throttle pedal to a motor is $4000-5000. A stack of batteries sufficient to power the car for a reasonable distance is $1000 or more (and adds 500-1000lbs to the car). I know several people with electric 914s, and the price tag has been close to $10K for the cheapest conversions. It's one of those nice ideas until you do the math and realize that even with $3/gallon gas, you still have to go something like 85K miles to buy $10K in gas.