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How crazy would you have to be to convert an Mr2 to 100% electric?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject: How crazy would you have to be to convert an Mr2 to 100% electric? Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Would it be possible?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

anythings possible with enough money. pull engine and box, fit two big motors to rear hubs add batterys and control circuits, jobs a goodun..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

http://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=219

Few companies already offering kits to turn the mr2 electric. Not my cup of tea but came across the above company a while ago
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

This might be the future lol, well if mayor khan gets his way we'll be paying 12.50 every day we drive the car in london. Current proposal is anything older than 2006 will need to pay the charge!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Would there be a weight reduction? Batteries weigh as much as a block?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Firstly, why the hell would you want to? [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

alanmr2turbo wrote:
Firstly, why the hell would you want to? [Laughing]


I admit a silent Mr2 is kind of pointless.

No shifting. Fast acceleration??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Fast acceleration??

Yeah ok you might get down the 1/4 mile faster but i know who would win on a 150-200mile round trip by hrs and hrs. LOL

Maybe a hybrid would be a better idea?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

There are a few electric MK1 in merca [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Draven wrote:
There are a few electric MK1 in merca [thumleft]


And MK2s

https://youtu.be/BmDyK4Dyu-E [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Electric cars don't really float my boat but a hybrid motor could persuade me especially if the electric motors were used as a kers type boost.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

kantsas@hotmail.com wrote:
alanmr2turbo wrote:
Firstly, why the hell would you want to? [Laughing]


I admit a silent Mr2 is kind of pointless.

No shifting. Fast acceleration??


Most of the motors link straight to the oem gearbox so may keep it a bit more intresting however as mentioned a hybrid may be more fun. Possible 4wd application with front wheels driven by electric motors?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Mk3 done as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIAV18WOBgs

There's a chap on the MR2ROC who's about to convert a MK3 as well
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Essex2Visuvesi wrote:
Mk3 done as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIAV18WOBgs

There's a chap on the MR2ROC who's about to convert a MK3 as well


Watching that im quite impressed. I assume the mk3 shell is a bit lighter too is probably an ideal candidate for electric conversion [Think]
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