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Old 12-09-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric Conversion Kit

I understand there is a kit (for lack of a better word) that a person can buy to convert any personal vehicle to electric. Where does one get something like this?

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If they say "Any" They mean basic parts and a LOT of custom work. But this site is the first thing that comes to mind:

Electro Automotive: Electric Car Conversion kits, Electric Vehicle Parts, & EV Components
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Google is a good place to start, typing in "Electric car conversion kit" came up with web sites like: Electro Automotive: Parts Price List they will sell you all new parts that in theory should bolt together for installing the drive motor, you will often have to have a welding shop fabricate a few new motor mounts for you and a battery box along with modifications to the body/frame of the vehicle, for those modifications a body shop or hot rod shop would be a good place to start.
Batteries can either be ordered online if you want something expensive like Lithium batteries, lead acid batteries are best ordered either from a golf cart shop, auto part store or renewable energy system installer.

Most people on this forum opt for the cheap route, that is finding a used motor, making their own adapter plate or finding someone to make it for them and searching out the best source for each additional part that is needed.

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