We all know some friends, family members or acquaintances who like to make their hands dirty to work on their car. While car manufacturers and racing competitions are accelerating the transition towards zero emission mobility, means working on your car changes. EV West responds to this change by selling ‘EV Conversion Kits’. You own an classic car, truck or sports car and you like to work on it? You now have the opportunity to convert it into electric.
One of their latest projects is the Electric 818 car and they ran it at Adams Motorsport Park in Southern California, USA, for an initial shakedown:
The car is powered by a HPEVS AC2-35 dual AC motor setup running at 144 kW. The car has 16 kWh of capacity, and can drive about 60-70 miles (97 – 113 kilometres) on it’s lightweight lithium ion battery pack. Recharging is done through regenerative breaking, and is public charge station compatible, making this street legal electric rocket ship a great way to run around town, and still have track-worthy performance. The current weight of the car is 1700 pounds (773 kg), but it still needs just under 250 pounds (114 kg) of bodywork added to the car giving an estimated final weight of 1950 pounds (887 kg).