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Need tips for EV conversion shop!

Discussion in 'Electric Conversions' started by Johan, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    My favourite classic car has always been the early 70's Corvette Stingrays, you know the one's with the really fat hood and the ridges over the front wheels?

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    I want to seriously look into the possibilty of buying one of these, converting it to and EV and have it shipped here to me in Norway.

    You can get very nice looking Stingrays for under $10k. I guess if I'm going to have it converted it really doesn't matter how well the engine is functioning...

    So if anyone has first hand, or references, to a good EV conversionplace anywhere in the US, please post here or PM me.

    Also if someone has any experience with projects like this and ball park figures when it comes to cost, please post here. In my case I will not be looking to build any kind of performance coversion, something like 100 hp engine and maybe some 20-30 kWh of batteries (any modern Li-ion tech) to keep weight down. I figure if it gets me 75 miles of range I'll be happy. Oh yeah and no Supercharging :)
     
  2. Ampster

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    Just saw this thread. You may want to try DIY Electric Car Forums Site Home. Also go to evtv.me and you will get some names. They have a conversion shop in Amsterdam that is familiar with European standards for licensing, which are more strict than in USA
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    Yes i have me Anne who works out of Amsterdam and he has done a few very nice projects. I have done a few conversions and quality parts with some performance will run $25k. So it will be a labor of love.
     
  4. Johan

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    Thank you both for the tips! I'll enquire further!
     
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