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05

Jun

Electric Überbug hits Furkapass

  • By ivovandenbrink

The 8 day Wavetrophy from Stuttgart to Zürich went over the Furkapass today. And the electric Überbug from Rebbl made it! The Curtis controller got a little hot, but with a little extra cooling from the permafrost all went very smooth. Take a look at the breathtaking scenery.
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31

Mei

World record: 507 electric cars

  • By ivovandenbrink

We did it! The worlds biggest electro rally The Wavetrophy achieved the official World Record today in Stuttgart. 507 electric cars in line made this great picture. Wonderful to be here with Rebbl’s Lovebus and Überbug.

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29

Mei

Überbug converted from DC to AC

  • By ivovandenbrink

In preparation for the biggest e-rally in the world, the Wavetrophy, we decided to convert the Überbug from AC to DC. How else will we be able to drive of a 3000m Alp? We had some wrestling with software, upgrades and settings, and even had to bypass 10 cells (out of 110) to get even the biggest Curtis to work. But it runs like an angel now. Nice cooperation with our friends at New Electric.

Less torque at low rpm compared to DC, but more at high rpm. And a hefty regen, which will be nice in the Alps!

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13

Mei

Bootcamp Wavetrophy: Uberbug conversion to AC

  • By ivovandenbrink

In preparation of the Wavetrophy we analyzed the field test of the Lovebus and took a good look at the breaking system of the Uberbug. It needed modern disk breaks before, to get it approved by the RDW. But we expect going up and down the Alps by 3000m within an hour, and this will be stressful! Also, the range of the car will go from over 200km on a normal surface, to about 40km going constantly uphill. So the Uberbug needs regenerative breaking going downhill no matter what.

This is with pain in our heart though, since the bug has a wonderful low torque, the DC system provides a lot of power for you money. Swapping the powerful Soliton1 for a small Curtis controller does hurt a bit.

But we’re open to new experiences, and in the next few days we’ll test the AC drivetrain. We will analyze the trade off between great power and regenerative breaking thoroughly, and keep you posted of course!

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13

Mei

New from Rebbl: EVShirts.com

  • By ivovandenbrink

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13

Apr

Vom Schwabenland ins Alpenland

  • By ivovandenbrink

About 80 teams from 12 countries will enter the Wave Trophy (May 31 – June 8). Rebbl will participate with two teams: Team Lovebus, supported by Greenchoice, and team Überbug, supported by theAmsterdam Energy & Climate Fund. Take a look at the other teams: lots of nice Tesla’s and Leafs, but also other (oldtimer) conversions like Porsches and even a Defender. The route is ‘vom Schwabenland ins Alpenland’ and prizes can be won on speed, design, ease of charging, efficiency, range, space, popularity, etc. There is still room for a co-pilot in the Bus and the Überbug for a few days. Contact us!

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13

Feb

Join our cars in the worlds largest EV Rally

  • By ivovandenbrink

Rebbl will participate in The Wave Trophy, the world’s largest EV rally, leading from Baden-Württemberg to the Alps in 8 days, starting May 31st. There will be 50 – 70 participating teams from all over the world. We will enter the race with the Longrange T2 Lovebus and the Uberbug.

And… we have two seats available! This is your unique chance to experience this great EV race, and meet pioneers from all over the world. You can join the full trip for €1500, half trip for €800 and a day trip for €300. This is including hotel, breakfast, lunch & dinner, your logo on the car and a nice PR package. Are you with us?

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07

Apr

Record breaking electric VW Bug?

  • By ivovandenbrink

Now that spring is finally coming through in Europe, we are very excited to test the Überbug on it’s maximum range. Winter results were promising: 185km on a cold afternoon with the heater on. What will it be when it’s nice and warm, no wind… Anybody knows the range record for converted VW Bugs? Because we want to take a shot at it. Please let us know!

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11

Mrt

Überbug finished

  • By ivovandenbrink

The Überbug is ready. This electric VW Bug, with a range of over 22okm on one charge, is dying to be presented to you. But the snow prevents us to show it to you in full glory. Come on over springtime, we’re done here with winter! More pictures here.

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08

Mrt

220km range charging 45km/hr

  • By ivovandenbrink

Great flexibility: fully charged the range of this electric VW Bug is over 220km. And with 3 chargers aboard, it charges an additional 45km per hour. That’s our top of the line oldtimer-Beetle-kit: the Überbug. It’s a great ride!

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