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VW Beetle: Converted into electric bug

VW Beetle electric

A handy guy, a lot of time and just $18,000 have converted this VW Beetle into an electric bug. Eat this, Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt!

For a total investment of $18,000, Bullock purchased, fully restored and converted a VW Bug into a highway-capable electric car.

The converted Beetle tops out at a claimed 85 miles per hour and boasts a range of approximately 100 miles. We like that those DIY figures are both within spitting distance of the Nissan Leaf’s top speed and its official EPA range rating. The cost is much better, too.