27 May '17, 5pm
Many of them VW Beetles, which are relatively easy to convert to EVs.
Professor German Carmona with his second 'Voltswagen' Beetle conversion. Behind him is one of the engineering buildings on the campus of the National University of Mexico, as well as the second prototype all-electric mini-bus his department built in early 2000. Old-style Beetles like his are common in Mexico where many are used as taxis. Professor Carmona's Electric 'Bug' Mexican university professor German Carmona practices what he preaches by driving everyday an electric car conversion of the popular VW Beetle. By Bill Moore Tweet German (pronounced 'Herman' in Spanish) Carmona is a professor at the National University of Mexico in Mexico City. He converted his first Mexican-built Volkswagen Beetle a decade ago. He currently drives his 1997 "Voltswagen" conversion -- his second -- every day from home to school where he teaches engineering... and back for half the cost of...