Are You Ready to Convert Your Vehicle to Electric?

Picture this: You’re cruising down the highway, wind in your hair. But wait, the roar of your engine is gone; replaced by the hum of progress. That’s right, you’ve taken that old-school classic and turned it into a beautiful, clean, electric machine. It’s not just a car; it’s a time machine.

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re here because you’re ahead of the curve. You know that electric is the future and you’re ready to retrofit your ride with an EV conversion. It’s not just about being eco-friendly; it’s about your style and your savvy. Why waste money on fuel when you can run on electricity for pennies on the dollar?


EVs 101: The Anatomy of an EV Conversion Kit

Let’s talk about what’s under the hood—or rather, what will be:

- A state-of-the-art electric motor that’s the soul and spirit of your car.

- A battery pack that’s not just a power source, but the heart and lifeblood of the new machine.

- A controller that acts as the brain and nervous system of the vehicle, making sure everything runs smoothly.

- Various ancillary components that depend on your kit. These components include:

- A Battery Management System (BMS)

- A charger

- A DC-DC converter

- A wiring harness

- A mounting bracket

- A throttle pedal

- EV gauges: autonomy/range and battery/motor temperature

Rolling Up Your Sleeves: How to Convert a Car to Electric

Converting a car to electric is a detailed process that involves several steps. You must be thoughtful at every point along the way:

  1. Selecting the Right Vehicle: Not all vehicles are suitable for conversion. Lightweight and aerodynamic cars tend to yield better results. You don’t strap a jet engine to a skateboard. You need something light, and in good condition, something that cuts through the air like a knife. That’s your ride.

  2. Choosing the Right Kit: Based on your vehicle’s specifications, choose a conversion kit that fits your needs and budget. It’s about what you’ve got, and finding the perfect fit for it.

  3. Removal of the ICE: Out with the old, in with the new. Safely remove the engine, fuel tank, exhaust system, and other ICE-related components.

  4. Installation of Electric Components: This is the heart transplant. In goes the electric motor, battery pack, and controller in place of the removed parts.

  5. Wiring and Testing: Create a symphony of electric parts. Properly wire all the components and test the system to ensure everything is functioning correctly. Wire it tight, test it right, and listen to that hum of perfection.

The Price Tag: How Much to Convert a Car to Electric?

A ground-level conversion starts at around $25,000 without labor costs. With labor and mid to higher-end components, these builds can top out at $110,000 or more. There’s a huge range of conversion opportunities, and we have a complete breakdown of these costs here.

Sure, it’ll cost you a pretty penny. But what you’re buying isn’t just parts and labor. You’re making an investment in the future. And the future doesn’t depreciate. It appreciates - in value, style, and respect. What’s more, a timeless car becomes priceless.

The Verdict

So, what’s the final word? It’s simple. The era of the electric vehicle isn’t coming; it’s already here.

The future of EV conversions is bright. The trailblazers in the industry are constantly making waves and advancements in EV technology, making it easier for workshops and individuals alike to undertake their conversion projects. If you’re one of those individuals, get in touch with us and you’ll have access to the largest EV conversion collective in America. We’ll connect you with top talent and get your project sorted. It’s what we do.

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