I follow some of the work that goes on with EV conversions for air-cooleds.
Just now I was shocked to look at my YouTube feeds and see a 79 Mars Red littermate of Murbella’s being converted over at the EV4U Custom Conversions channel.
The ROI on such a thing, given the actually costs of conversion and subsequent batteries, is still way high.
But still, unless something miraculous happens, this is the future of most automobiles, and definitely what will keep old polluting air-cooled VWs on the road in the distant future.
But… there’s a magic missing with these. That magic comes from learning to build a Type 1 engine and finally grokking it completely.