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A heartfelt thanks to all who entered our 1st Omaze-sponsored sweepstakes benefitting The Planetary Society. That Anthracite Bug has shipped off to its new home and adoring owner. If that’s not you, no worries. Another chance coming right up: Enter HERE to win our rare Polar White 1965 100% Zelectric Convertible … while you’re at it, you’ll be supporting The Planetary Society and space exploration. Then keep fingers crossed! For updates, follow @zelectricbug on our social channels - Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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This 1960 Volkswagen Beetle features Tesla Model S battery packs, custom 2-speed manual transaxle, 102hp electric motor. Lighter. Faster. Blacker! 100-mile range. Plug in anywhere.

Walk-around video of the all-electric (5X the original hp) 1974 VW Thing we did with ICON Customs - AKA "The Wild Thing."

Available now: 1967 21-window Zelectric Microbus. Want more info? Click here to email.

Hop in for a quick drive in the first Zelectric Porsche 911, a 1973 Targa, retrofitted with 54 kWh Tesla Model S batteries. 150-180-mile range. Dual AC motors output 214 lb/ft of torque, 181 hp. 0-60 7 sec. Top speed estimated at 150. Weight distribution 43:57. Quicker charge with dual Level-2 chargers.

1969 ZelectricGhia. Our first build featuring Tesla batteries and a custom 2-speed transmission. 

LA Auto Show – Join David as he takes a look at our new Tesla battery powered Porsche 911, VW Karmann Ghia and some of the newest all-electric cars at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

Dave Miller stopped by for a quick look at our first 911 upgrade.

The Verge stopped by for a recent visit with film crew and some radically fun test drives. It's always a surprise when someone drives one for the first time. He's raced at Le Mans, crushed a car with a 50-ton tank; see how Jason Harper reacts to his first hands-on Zelectric experience.

Zelectric Motors was featured recently on San Diego's NBC news - including a revealing interview with David, our #1 RetroFuturist.  Somehow he never gets tired of explaining what this is all about.

Oh yeah! A 60-year old Zelectric passing Teslas, Porsches. Climb into our stripped-down-for-speed Silver 1959 for an e-Beetle record-setting TT run at the Laguna Seca track in Monterey. This car was featured coast to coast on The Discovery Channel, snapped up and sold in 2015.

Take a spin with us as we field test this newly flux-capacitated 1974 Volkswagen Thing. With spartan design concept based on the VW Kübelwagen used by German military during WWII, it's a 2-wheel drive, 4-door, convertible, off road classic. Other than its 85hp 3-phase AC electric motor, this one's pure stock: no cuts or welds in this revolutionary retrofit.

From MotoringTV - a quick interview and closeup look at Zelectrics shown at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show. What a turn out! 

Visionary filmmaker Robert Angelo (creator of Leno's Garage) found us when the 1963 ZelectricBug prototype debuted on Rodeo Drive for the annual Father's Day Concours d'Elegance. See more of Robert's stunning work at Roads and Rides

See what happens when real people drive Zelectric for the first time. In town for the 57th Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance, we invited Bay Area Facebook & Twitter friends to take the '63 prototype out for a spin.

1966 Midnight Black Zelectric Sedan. Sold within hours of first listing. But if this one catches your fancy, we'll do an encore: another can be built to order. 

What's it like to actually drive the ZelectricBug? See what's different from driving the original fossil fuel-burner Bug and every other production EV made today. Part 1 of 2. Part 2 of 2 below.

Part 2 of 2. Hop in the passenger seat and take a spin in our first production ZelectricBug.