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People often want to know what it would cost to duplicate this kind of performance, so I've made a list of approximate costs involved to duplicate this.
Converting a car to electric is not cheap. Keep in mind that this is a high performance conversion and costs more than a normal EV. Boy am I glad I didn't have to pay myself for labor!

For those of you considering a more normal conversion, I usually tell people to expect to pay $5,000 to $12,000 in parts plus the same again in labor (if they are not doing it themselves) plus the donor car.



Parts:    
Base donor car Used `74 Porsche 914 $3000.00
Two 8" Advanced DC motors #203-06-4001A $2450.00
Belts, Pulleys and Aluminum for adapter plate   $950.00
Clutch Tilton 7-1/4" 3 disc copper racing clutch $900.00
Batteries 20 Optima Yellow Tops $2700.00
Controller Zilla $5000.00
DC to DC Converters 4 Vicors in master/slave configuration, $??$ $400.00
Tires Continental Eco Contact 175/55-15 $780.00
Rear Springs Blue ones from Renegade Hybrids $190.00
930 Turbo Transmission, LSD Used rebuilt $2000.00
Rear axle adapters From Renegade Hybrids $140.00
Rear axles from a 930 Turbo Used $200.00
Steel for battery racks   $80.00
Battery Cable 2/0 about 45 feet? $100.00
Battery cable ends and covers   $200.00
Main Contactors Two EV200AAANA $150.00
Fuses, 600 amps, 500V DC rated. A50QS600-4 $110.00
Potbox Curtis $65.00
Charger, Variac and parts Bunch of surplus parts $100.00
Radiator, pump and fittings For cooling the controller $160.00
Speedometer   $180.00
E-Meter & Dc to Dc, homemade prescaler   $250.00
Transmission oil Red line, Shockproof Heavy $40.00
Misc. Hardware   $50.00
Seat covers and dash mat   $120.00
Stereo   $400.00
     
Parts total:   $20,715.00
   
Labor:    
Machining for the adapter plate Guesstimate $2,000.00
Putting it all together That's tough to guess... $13,000.00
   
Vehicle total to this stage:   $35,715.00


Last update 3.28.02

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