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