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Meet Teslonda – a Tesla-Powered 1981 Honda Accord

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]TMC is no stranger to fun car builds leveraging Tesla technology, but here’s an interesting one.

A builder named Jim Belosic has outfitted his 1981 Honda Accord with a Tesla electric motor on the rear wheels and a lithium-ion battery from a Chevy Volt. The car is also outfitted with a wheelie bar, which may be necessary when the car launches from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOLzpBzUXZs” video_title=”1″][vc_column_text]The car features components from HSR Motors, a company founded by TMC Member Jason Hughes (wk057). In the video below, the Teslonda gets its first test of an HSR drive unit.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAgVzcFriVk” video_title=”1″][vc_column_text]It’s definitely a fun project with some impressive engineering.

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I personally would not feel very good driving any conversion project that did not deal with the potential problems caused by the open diff. The previously featured Elise conversion did swap the diff for the drop in LSD that Quaife made, but doesnt appear that they have done much about it on this project.

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