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SciroccoEV
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Scirocco EV

Post by SciroccoEV » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:31 pm

Back in the early 2000's, I converted a 1984 Scirocco 1.8GTI to battery power. The donor was rescued from under a tree and had a healthy crop of grass growing on the spoiler. At 60,000 miles, it barely ran and consumed nearly as much oil as fuel. The ancient website is still up; http://www.compton.vispa.com/scirocco

It was probably the first 100mph+ capable (road legal) EV in the UK. For various reasons, I sold it in 2006 or so, but recently the opportunity came to buy it back.

It's looking a little sad and in particular, the interior is ruined, but the shell is still very sound. It will get an upgrade to modern batteries.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6CQUsXvDwgPsF5bt7



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Re: Scirocco EV

Post by GTXTRA » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm

Wow!

Have shared the forum thread onto our Facebook page too.

Keep the updates coming.

If you use forum via the Tapatalk app you can apply photos directly from a smart phone incidentally.


Serial Rocco-ist.........

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Re: Scirocco EV

Post by james butler » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:29 pm

that is awesome!!!!!!
dead impressed


I dont mind project cars but I HATE SANDING!!!

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Re: Scirocco EV

Post by whiteshark » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Uber impressed!! Would love more details to build my own, especially with the price of current road taxes.

There are a lot of kits for rear wheel drive VW's, Beetles, Karmin Ghias but no plug and play for front wheeled drive vehicles.

As I live not far from work, an electric would be brill. What sort of total costs are involved here and what manufacturing skills are needed?



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Re: Scirocco EV

Post by SciroccoEV » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:33 pm

A quick look around the vehicle as it stands...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz0nCtR4Aas&t=12s