VW becomes the latest automaker to standardize the electric conversion of its classic cars – starting with classic Beetles. They unveiled the first prototype ahead of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. expand full story
EV conversion Stories September 5, 2019
EV conversion Stories August 27, 2019
A French startup is trying to streamline electric conversion with Tesla batteries in order to offer a relatively cheap way to convert older fossil fuel-powered cars. expand full story
EV conversion Stories April 10, 2019
One of the coolest electric conversions we have ever seen, an old-school VW Bug powered by Tesla batteries, is being given away for a good cause. expand full story
EV conversion Stories November 14, 2018
EV conversion Stories October 31, 2018
ICON, a restomod company based in Los Angeles, and Stealth EV, a company specializing in electric car conversions, unveiled a new EV conversion at SEMA today: a 1949 Mercury coupe with a Tesla battery pack. expand full story
EV conversion Stories October 15, 2018
As I stated in my ‘Taking a Tesla Model 3 Performance to the dragstrip‘ post yesterday, there was only one other electric vehicle at the track this weekend and it was a special one: A Tesla-powered Honda S2000 that ran the quarter-mile in 10 seconds. expand full story
EV conversion Stories August 6, 2018
Audi has yet to launch its first all-electric vehicle built to be electric from the ground up, but it has conversion compliance cars around.
But now an Audi S5 owner decided to make his own conversion using a Tesla powertrain and it might be the best all-electric Audi out there right now. expand full story
EV conversion Stories March 14, 2018
Lately, we are seeing an increase not only in new electric vehicles but also of EV conversions.
Now a group in New Zealand went old school by converting a classic 1957 Ford Fairlane to an all-electric powertrain. expand full story
EV conversion Stories June 1, 2017
In the balmy Missouri heat of August 2012, surrounded by what must have been a record forty lithium battery powered EV conversions, I had the opportunity to meet Michael Bream from San Diego. He hadn’t brought a car to this convention, just a Ziploc sandwich bag containing the remains of a shattered rear differential gear. Openly unafraid to try new things with electric motors, Michael had partnered up with fellow gear-head Matt Hauber to form one of the coolest conversion shops, EVWest. They were both convinced that switching from gasoline to electric power was simply the next logical step to meeting their performance goals. expand full story
EV conversion Stories January 17, 2017
As the electric vehicle market grows, the salvaged electric vehicle market is bound to grow also and that opens up opportunities for hobbyists to use electric motors and battery packs from those salvaged cars to convert more classic vehicles and kit cars to electric propulsion.
We have seen some pretty cool ongoing projects already, like an all-electric 818 kit car with a Tesla drivetrain runing a quarter-mile in 10.1 seconds and conversion of a 1969 VW Karmann Ghia. We now learn of a new project with the body of a classic 427 Shelby Cobra powered by a Tesla motor and a Kia Soul EV battery pack. expand full story