Does the beetle use any type of electrical operating systems? And if so, what?

Asked by May 08, 2013 at 05:58 PM about the Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: General

I have been hearing alot about a possible EMP attack on our environment.  If that happens, all electrical devices (which means all current model cars will not operate) will cease to exist.  I was wondering if I should invest in an older model Beetle ?  Would it run with a EMP in place?  Any help you can give me would be great!

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http://www.e-volks.com/electric_car_conversions.html?

You will not have an electric motor without a magnetic field being introduced hence your EMP~

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I remember reading back in the late 60's that if a EMP was delivered and set off, even the standard ignition systems would fail due to capacitor burnout, so nothing electronic is safe from a direct EMP so buying an obsolete car won't help if it happens. Still concerned, buy a horse.

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You'd be wiser to invest the money in non-perishable food, drinking water/filter, and non-GMO crop seeds....but if you really want to be mobile during the Apocalypse, get a spare starter, alternator, and coil (and ECU(s) if a newer car) and store them in a metal box wired to earth ground. When the EMP hits, swap these parts into your vehicle and drive away.

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A lightning bolt is the highest order of electromagnetic attack---scared now?

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