Custom Stainless Steel Jeep Willys Replica EV Electric vehicle Runs and drives good. I designed and built this as a prototype for a classic EVs startup it passed DMV inspection and is licensed clean title registers as a ‘specialty’ vehicle in CA my Farmers agent insured it less than 50 miles on it everything still essentially brand new it was my demo vehicle to launch the company. All the electronics and LiFePO4 battery bank bottom balancing (no BMS headache and potential Li batteries overheating to deal with is a *major plus*!) completed by one of the best EV conversion shops in CA – so everything has been done right see front wiring pic and batts still holding same charge they did day installed so vehicle should run trouble free and last for many years. Rare full stainless steel body replica of 1952 CJ3A I bought from gentleman who owned the factory in the Philippines he has since passed away I don’t know if any stainless steel bodies still available body should outlast us!
Custom full boxed frame built by reputable British Columbia shop it’s fully primered and painted
4-seater with small Corbeau jeep backseat
New HPEVs AC-51 A/C motor + Curtis controller professionally mated by a local shop to a new VW 4spd freeway flyer with aluminum converter plate good combo it’s a peppy little lightweight EV:)
~102v battery pack 32 new Calb 180ah LiFePO4 batteries professionally bottom balanced so should last for many years to come (*I designed proprietary battery box under the seats so it has enough space for 42 Calb 180ah batteries to max out the capacity of the Curtis controller ~ 134v pack which would increase range and with my design you can access the batteries to check voltage and tightened/maintain from underneath by removing aluminum cover so option to add the additional 12)
Controller has closed system radiator-cooled cooling system
J1772 charge port installed so can charge at public charging (or Level 1 trickle charger (garage 110v outlet) included)
Aluminum rear tailgate with locking storage box Designed with safety in mind:
– Metal body
– 4 Disc brakes
– Custom full roll cage connected to the frame (roll cage designed for exact fit of soft top so don’t have to hassle with tricky top frame just throw over cage and snap into place)
– DOT 4-point harness seat belts bolted to the vehicle frame
– Mechanical parking brake (see below)
– All lights required by law to register for on-road use [all low energy LED lights]
– Two windshield wipers
– Daytime running lights
(so it far exceeds original WWII era Willys safety equipment that are still driven on the roads today) Range is approx. 50 miles and full disclosure decreases at freeway speed (a willys not the most ‘aerodynamic’:) but can drive freeway speed (VW 4spd so similar to Bug not going to do 100mph… but does ~60 ok) but much better range around town driving and 4spd VW good for hills if needed – adding additional 10 batteries would add to range
Sausalito, California, United States