A lot of people are wondering, how much does an electric car conversion cost?
It is very hard to come out with an exact figure. The project cost will depend a lot on what want to get out of your DIY electric car.
One thing is for sure though, if you were to buy an electric car conversion kit, you will be saving a lot of your time and effort.
The following is a list of 5 reasons why it is a good idea to use an electric car conversion kit.
1) Save cost.
Most EV conversion kits are custom made to fit a specific car model. For example, if you are planning to use Volkswagen VW Beetle as your EV donor car, you can purchase an electric retrofitting kit special designed for that model.
2) Save time.
If you were to make every EV components by yourself, it will take you a long time.
The toughest component to fabricate on your own is the metal adapter plate.
The adapter plate will be used to line up the electric motor to connect to the existing transmission unit.
Have you tried cutting, filling and drilling a 1 inch metal plate?
It is a very difficult task if you do not have the necessary tools and equipment.
3) All parts work together.
This is a big time saver also. But most importantly, it will save you a lot of unnecessary head ache!
Converting a normal car to run on electricity involves a lot of components. Sometimes, these components do not work well together.
The problem is to troubleshoot and figuring out why certain system is not working or refuse to work.
An EV conversion kit will have parts that have been tested to work well together.
4) Parts availability.
If you live in a remote area, it may be difficult for you to locate a certain parts needed for your donor car. You may have to wait weeks before the hardware shop get the stock you’ve order.
The custom EV conversion kit will have all the required parts needed to retrofit your electric car. All the components can also be easily delivered to your home or garage.
5) Step by step instruction.
Finally, the benefit of using an electric car conversion kit is the step by step instruction.
The kit comes with an instruction manual that will show you how and where to install the components sent to you.
Some premium conversion kit will also have High Definition (HD) instructional videos.
No more trial and error. All you have to do is follow the recommended directions.
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