"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.
Completed cars (not available):
Completed: 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
Completed 1973 Porsche 911 with dual motors
and larger 54kWh Tesla Model S battery pack - 150–180 mile range(client owned) video
Completed: 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
Below: SOLD. 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.
Below: SOLD. 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.