AC Electric Car Conversion Kit and Batteries
(Mt Pleasant, MI)
I'm considering converting my Mustang GT to electric. I'm an electronics tech and can handle most of the work myself.
What I should expect for cost and what is a good source for parts and information?
I have worked with smaller AC motors before and would like to go that route. What kind of information can you share about controllers and battery selections?
Cost: right now (May 2008), you'll pay about $9500.00 for the light AC kit for the manual transmission at Electro Automotive, and $11,000 for same with direct drive. The inverter/controller you'll get from them, too, comes with the package.
I don't have a good batteries source right now, this comes and goes.
2011 Update: Good news! HPEVS has come out with an excellent AC motor/controller combination for a LOT less money than it used to cost for this. Half.
And happily, I've found a source I like for good LiFePO4 electric car batteries, too.
Ain't progress awesome?
Oh, and in case I haven't added enough reading material, lol, here's another interview with someone using the above motors and batteries in nifty little electric sports cars.