There was no information around this vehicle telling me who the owner is or the specifications of the car. Clearly this is an electric Volkswagen Beetle Dune Buggy. With some searching online I think I found the owner information along with the hardware specifications. Although the site I found stated this was a Michigan vehicle – the photos there seem to show an Illinois license plate and parts of the car match what I have recorded in my video.
Illinois License Plate – ELC BUG
I didn’t get around to see every vehicle at the 2012 International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield IL. But from what I did see – this was the only electric car on display. Unfortunately it seems most gearheads are still stuck in fossil fuel mode. Under the mistaken impression that electric vehicles can’t go fast or don’t give you enough miles. I can think of many EV’s that would smoke some of the biggest gasoline engines in 0 to 60 times.