"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 $75,000 complete, with additional custom-ordered upgrades available. Less common sunroof (ragtop) models generally run $10,000 - $15,000 higher and rare convertibles and Ghias can add an additional $20,000 or more. Microbuses and Porsches tend to run over $100,000. Build time currently runs 6-9 months from the time work begins.
Available Now: Turnkey & ready to drive — 1974 ICON/zelectric WILD THING — This build for ICON Customs features a 210 hp racing motor, custom gearbox, upgraded suspension, 90-mile range, all-electric heat, leather seats, killer sound system and much more. (client owned)
video photos email for more info
[SOLD] This choice 1964 Sea Blue Beetle was pan-off restored a few years ago, and still showroom perfect. Complete with electric heater and Alpine/Focal sound system. 80 mile range.
Story and photos at Petrolicious.
Commissions currently in progress: (not available)
In progress: 1968 Porsche 912 soft window Targa - interior refresh underway.
Tesla Drive Unit (motor) and Tesla battery pack planned (client owned)
In progress: 1979 Orange Hi-Top Camper – mild restoration underway (client owned)
In process: After a failed electric upgrade 8 years ago (pre-Zelectric) this original owner 1979 Beetle will finally realize its dream of running on solar power. It’s currently getting a complete new interior while in line for Zelectrification! 100 mi range Tesla battery pack. (client owned)
Completed cars (not available):
After sitting for 14 years, this original owner 1965 Ruby Red Beetle is getting a full restoration and Zelectrification. 100 mi range Tesla battery pack. (client owned) build photos
1960 Black Ragtop with 100 mile range Tesla battery pack (client owned) photos on Instagram
1966 Velvet Green Microbus with 80 mile range Tesla battery pack. Photos on Instagram
1973 Porsche 911 with dual motors
and larger 54kWh Tesla Model S battery pack - 150–180 mile range (client owned) video
The "Discovery Bug" racy factory-original Ragtop, 1959 Mercury Silver. (client owned)
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 has a new home, but if you like it, we'll produce another one custom built for you. (client owned)
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 $56,000. 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.
More to come. If you're interested in a specific model that's already sold, we can supply another of the same. Zelectric Beetle, Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914, Microbus, Karmann Ghia, or Thing... whichever model you have in mind, let us know. Email Bonnie Rodgers, resident Zelectric RetroFuturist.