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This article was published on April 16, 2021

Watch these crazy Germans put a Tesla motor in a vintage VW truck

It's silent chaos as you'd expect

Matthew Beedham
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Matthew Beedham

Editor, SHIFT by TNW

Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls. Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls.

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time thinking about what cars you would convert to electric power.

I’ve wondered about electrifying all manner of cars, but one car I have NEVER wondered about electrifying is an old VW T3 Transporter flatbed truck.

It seems not everyone thinks like me.

Last year, a bunch of Germans put a Tesla drivetrain in one very green VW T3.

You can imagine what happened, it’s silent chaos. But watch the video above and see for yourself.


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