VW Beetle Conversion
In the fall of 2017, BHS purchased a 1974 special edition Volkswagen Beetle for $1,300, seeking to convert it into a fully functional electric vehicle and create a roadmap for others to do similar electric conversions. Exterior restoration of the Beetle was completed over the course of six months, and interior restoration is in progress.
Carpeting, roofing, and seat upholstery have been redone, and the EV powertrain has been tested successfully. Funding from TGIF and support from local lithium ion battery manufacturer Romeo Power, who has gifted BHS with a custom battery with a 100 mile range, have allowed for the progress of this project and its anticipated completion in May 2019.