"Like a brand new Beetle that handles like a sports car with a fuel bill in the single digits."
– Bold Ride

Most Zelectrics are built to order. 

So it's rare for us to have any standing inventory. When we have select vehicles that are currently in-house and ready for rebuild commission, you'll find them here. Once in a blue moon, we may have a completely retrofitted Zelectric that's turnkey-ready for delivery. 

Sedans start at $73,500 complete, with additional custom-ordered upgrades available. Build time currently runs 4-6 months from the time work begins. 


Available soon: 

1958 Anthracite Ragtop - pan-off restoration - 80 mile range.  video   photos   email

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1973 Porsche 914 - dual motors - 120 mile range   photos   video   email

1967 21-window Deluxe Microbus   video   photos   email

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1964 walk-through Microbus with factory sunroof & sliding cargo door.   video   email

Automobile Magazine: story and photos   More photos on Flickr   Featured on Wheeler Dealers

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Available for a custom build: 

1965 Polar White Convertible    photos    email

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1959 Ragtop Beetle in newly painted "Diamond Grey"    photos    email

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Completed cars (not available):

1974 VW Type 181 – AKA "The Thing," this custom build for ICON 4X4 features a 150Kw 200hp racing motor, custom gearbox, upgraded suspension and a larger 38kWh battery. (client owned) . video

1966 Sedan - 80 mile range - 2014 La Jolla Concours Winner.   video   photos   email

1973 Porsche 911 with dual motors
and larger 54kWh Tesla Model S battery pack - 150–180 mile range(client owned)  video

1969 Karmann Ghia with a custom 2-speed gearbox
and larger Tesla battery pack 130–150 mile range (client owned)   build photos

In progress: After sitting for 14 years, this original owner 1965 Ruby Red Beetle is getting a full restoration and Zelectrification. (client owned)   build photos

Shown below, this choice 1964 Sea Blue Beetle has been pan-off 100% restored, with every nut and bolt fresh from the ground up, showroom perfect. Read the story at Petrolicious.
Image credit:
Andrew Golseth, Petrolicious.com

The "Discovery Bug" racy factory-original Ragtop, 1959 Mercury Silver.
Currently prepping for release. Yes, that's Stanley the Basset Hound tucked in the back. He's field testing the comfort level of the seat there. 4 paws up.  Watch this bug rip around Laguna Seca.

Pristine 1960 white-on-white convertible. Rare. Show quality. This one may be on its way to a new home, but if you like it, we'll produce another one custom built for you. 

For a full list of candidates for the Zelectric rebuild other than the classic Beetle, click here. Our focus is on producing turnkey vehicles, but If you already own a perfect candidate in prime condition, a Zelectric retrofit is possible. The base price for the client-owned Beetle rebuild is $54,500. Or, if you don't already have the VW you've always wanted, we will supply it.

From an investment perspective, the best Zelectric Beetle candidates are models built from 1958 through 1966 or 1967. These years represent the sweet spot - where Beetles offer the best combination of collectibility and drivability. Parts are easily available. Because we never compromise stock appearance, their values continue to climb over time. 

ZelectricBugs are available for customization, ready to be outfitted with client-selected upgrades and options. Each vehicle released for purchase features its own walk around in-depth video and detailed spec listings. For example, see below.

 

 

More to come. If you're interested in a specific model that's already sold, we can supply another of the same. Zelectric Beetle, Microbus, Karmann Ghia, or Thing... whichever model you have in mind, let us know. Email or call Zelectric Motors.