Top 10 Gas to Electric Car Conversion Projects (Engine to Motor Swaps)

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What do you think is the best way to upgrade an already great car? Add spoilers and lower the suspension? Maybe throw in new tech and re-do the trimming? No, in our days the ultimate way to pimp a ride is to replace its engine with an electric motor! What can you get from this modification?

First of all, that incredible feeling of quick acceleration from instant torque, silent cabin, low maintenance, no need for gasoline, and lastly access to the inner cities with restrictions for ICE cars. In this episode we will show you the top 10 most interesting engine swaps, that reimagined already great cars and turned them into all-electric marvels of modern automaking.

Cars featured in this video:

Kreisel Hammer: kreiselelectric.com/en/blog/kreisel-electric-and-arnold-schwarzenegger-present-the-worlds-first-electrified-hummer-h1

Kreisel Hammer is the only off-road electric vehicle developed on the basis of Hammer H1. It is a prototype that will be not mass produced and will be build demand.

Kreisel Gwagen: kreiselelectric.com/en/projects/electric-g-class/

Externally the electric G-class from Kreisel differs only in detail and on the inside you will be getting the same level of luxury and comfort.

1960 VW Beatle by Zelectric: zelectricmotors.com

While Zelectric has a lot of cars in their lineup of electrified vehicles, their specialty is VW Beetles of 1958-1967 model years.

Jeep Wrangler Electric: cad4x.kaist.ac.kr

Jeep JK Wrangler Electric is a completely electric ATV developed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

BMW EV West: evwest.com/catalog/press.php

EV West is the US based company that specializes in retail of electric car parts, components, conversion kits, and charging station solutions for your Electric Vehicle or EV Conversion.

Zombie 222: bloodshedmotors.com

Zombie 222, is the pinnacle of Bloodshed Motors mechanical genius and it is a modified 1968 Mustang Fastback.

Kreisel Evex 910E: kreiselelectric.com/en/projects/kreisel-evex-910e

Kreisel Electric is the Austrian company that specializes in e-mobility, battery technology and electric powertrains. One of their most valued prototypes is Kreisel Evex 910E, which is a converted 1960 Porshe 910.

Jaguar E-Type Zero: media.jaguar.com/en-us/news/2017/09/electric-jaguar-e-type-zero-debuts-jaguar-land-rover-tech-fest

Jaguar came up with a reminiscently designed E-type Zero, probably attempting to hook old timers and make them want to own an electric classic. This Jaguar is a reconfigured E-type Series 1.5 sports roadster of the 1968 model year

Genovation GXE: genovationcars.com

When designing the Genovation, engineers were tasked to change perception of EVs. We cannot but agree that they have already succeeded with that task.

Zelectric’s all-electric Porsche 911 Targa: zelectricmotors.com

Just like with all of their builds, Zelectric is trying to avoid making any modifications to the cars they are remodeling, so this beautiful 1973 Porsche 911 Targa remains as vintage as they come.

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  1. I love that older classics are being converted to electric; however, some of the price tags for the conversions seem to only target the elite. Think about it a purpose built, state-of-the-art Tesla in 3 varieties can usually be had for less than a 100K which is still a lot of money but you get a worldwide charging network, highest safety rating of ANY car and theoretically great resale value. Otherwise, this is a great video. Thanks

  2. Every one of these over engineered, overpriced conversions is just another adventure in fleecing the public. How about an electric forklift motor coupled with the stock transmission with several batteries from an autoparts store hooked up in series.Done.most of these companies doing conversions have the same disease Elon Musk has…GREED. How hard can it be to build a commuter car or pickup for the general public like we need.?! Ill answer that. It wouldn't be difficult if everyone involved wasnt worried about lining their pockets instead of helping humanity free themselves of the oil curse. Thumbs down

  3. Are you still unimpressed by the styling of modern electric cars and still wonder why manufacturers donโ€™t make them look like the usual gasoline vehicles? Here is some inspiration for you – these gas cars have been reinvented and converted from gas to electric. If these people could do it, why donโ€™t you start planning an engine swap for your car?

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