[s-cars] Thought-provoking stuff.......NAC, but all Car stuff.

Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Wed Jun 13 07:59:17 EDT 2007

Varon H. Fugman wrote:
>>> I've seen an electric 914 on the web (very cool), and I can easily
>>> aquire
> a 914 shell to convert, but the cost of batteries alone just kills
> the idea.
> I think the total cost conversion cost to build a "VoltsPorsche" out
> of a 914 is $5-$6k.  This includes the electric motor, bell housing
> adaptor, battery racks, controller, and yes, batteries.

Yeah, like I said, no way in hell I could do that. Thats almost a fifth of 
my annual income BEFORE uncle sam takes his ~15% off the top. Oh well, I 
guess I'll just stick to using low energy light bulbs.

> Nice thing about converting a 914 to electric is that there is a
> turnkey kit available, so you don't have to fabricate motor mounts or
> battery racks. There are also complete kits for early Rabbits.

That I wasn't aware of, thats really cool!


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