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EV Conversions in Seattle?

by Anonymous

Is there a place in or near Seattle that does EV conversions? Is it possible to convert a compact sedan (98 Mercury Tracer, automatic)?

Hi, Anon!
As a matter of fact, there's an EV conversion class at South Seattle Community College. It's 800 dollars, lasts 6 days, and you'll be learning from some truly knowledgeable folks - the owners of Electro Automotive.
As to the rest of your question?
You can convert anything you want. If you look through the pictures at the EV Photo Album, you'll see that people have converted everything from lawnmowers to giant buses; )

There's conventional wisdom, which says that a light car requires less energy to move than a heavy one.

Considering that the lead-acid golf cart batteries you'll probably be putting in your EV conversion are heavy, too...lighter is better.

Automatic? There are going to be folks who say it can't be done, and there are going to be folks who have already done it successfully.

Today's automatic transmissions are controlled by computer, and can be re-educated to adapt to an electric motor.


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Alpine still not done?
by: Anonymous

I haven't seen any details on the completion of the Alpine.... why not?

Check out Pacific Electric Vehicles
by: Cory Cross

My company Pacific Electric Vehicles is be able to help. We have a 2001 Chevy Blazer with an electronically-controlled automatic transmission, so we are capable of very advanced conversions.

Pacific EV

We're also converting a beautiful 1967 Sunbeam Alpine.

Sunbeam Alpine

Good luck.

Recommendation for installation
by: JR

I recommend Carlo Zaskorski (Electric Vehicle Supply). While there were delays in getting the work done, he was easy to work with and he made sure the work was done correctly. It will be some time before EV kit manufacturers have perfected their kits, and when they do, consult with Carlo to do the installation.

EV Conversion Shop In Seattle Area
by: Electric Vehicle Supply


I am the owner of Electric Vehicle Supply in Bellevue. We are a full service conversion shop, and sell parts as well. We are a new company, but hope to be a viable local alternative. We are also planning to offer conversion workshops in the near future, so please check our website periodically. It should be online soon.

Carlo Zaskorski
Electric Vehicle Supply

I'm glad there's a class but...
by: Anonymous

I am definitely not going to do it myself! Is there a garage or mechanic anywhere near Seattle who can do this for me?

Okay, okay; )
Steven Lough of the Seattle chapter of the Electric Vehicle association says, "Talk to Dave Cloud in Woodinville at 425-788-9293."


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