That 1995 conversion is way outdated.
That's exactly my first thought. For that much money, it needs
Lithium batteries and a modern motor with decent torque for fun.
I want at least 80 miles on a charge, 100 would be better.
I've waffled on my 66 vert on doing an EV West package with a
Powerglide rather than a 302 + 5-speed conversion. I know that
90% of my driving will just be around town with the top down.
But then there's the part of me that wants to do that occasional
Sunday afternoon cruise over to the state park on the lake. Which
is about 60 miles one way. Which is not a feasible round trip for a
homemade EV. Which brings me back to a V8 conversion. Not to
mention, it'd likely be hard to sell an EV conversion in my area.
But if I had lottery money to burn, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I love
the idea of near-zero maintenance on a car that's only driven in