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David Benardo is the CEO, Director of R&D, and RetroFuturist of Zelectric Motors based in San Diego, California. There they take classic VW’s and insert electric motors wrapping the future in the past. The timeless character of a vintage VW Bug or Van can now be enjoyed in a new way using today’s future-forward technology. You can bring David and his talented team your own Bug, van, Porsche or Ghia and they will zelectrify your air-cooled classic in to a modern form of transportation. Or Zelectric will find a car to restore and convert for you, all by hand and to your specifications. David spent 30 years as a creative director specializing in computer tech and he graduated from Art School in San Francisco.
“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Getting married at a young age and becoming an instant father as his new bride had a child already.
After purchasing an old VW Microbus David read a story about the Chameleon project the VW was making in to an electric powered vehicle.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A 1973 VW Microbus
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
If you don’t change you’re dead.
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
If you don’t change you’re dead. – Wavy Gravy
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