In our last segment on BorderBuggy, we shared the concept behind it: making a very vintage VW Beetle into an electric vehicle. If you’ve read any headline or talked about surging gas prices with anyone (who hasn’t…remember when $1 per litre seemed unseemly?), you know that they are hugely popular, and with good reason. Canada is working towards its commitment of being net-zero by 2050 and the USA is looking to the year 2035 for stopping the sale of any gas (fossil) fuelled cars. So – with electric vehicles on the rise, our CEO, Graham Robins is showing how it’s done. It’s not a coincidence that the car he’s chosen to electrify is a VW bug, as VW is leading the way globally.
Progress is already underway on Graham’s BorderBuggy project, and today we’ll peel back a few layers of the EV onion on who he’s working with, and how, to assist him on this shockingly innovative endeavour.
Kaotic Kustoms Ltd.
Graham has chosen Langley, BC’s Kaotic Kustoms Ltd. to do the mechanical work on the project. They specialize in automotive fabrication, and have been in business since 1989. Kaotic Kustoms does everything from hydraulics, paint, suspension work, custom upholstery, restorations, tires and wheels – all completely customized to their client’s needs/desires. Kaotic has an almost unlimited supply of auto parts for every make, and if they don’t have them, they source them. Kaotic is essential in this project, and is definitely a trusted partner.
Graham’s history with the owners is long – he’s been friends with Jan Christensen, the principal of Kaotic, since elementary school. In our next segment, we’ll interview Jan and Graham about their process for undertaking BorderBuggy’s electrification.