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Old 02-05-2007, 07:00 AM   #1
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1986 Honda : CRX-EV

There's a 1986 Honda : CRX-EV currently at $5,800 (more pics here). It's fairly minimal but it is complete. This seller seems to make and sell one of these conversions every once in a while. I think his last one was the 95 red Metro-EV. There's also a Festiva at his site.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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This person may be (used to be?) associated with Wilderness EV's : http://e-volks.com/

They used to turn out much cheaper "scrapyard Metro" conversions (a la ForkenSwift) - the "base" model using the J&H motor and a single ON/OFF contactor (with "launch control" achieved using the clutch). I saw several of those sell for around $2500 US.

The more recent Metro, Festiva, Civic & CRX conversions are a little more sophisticated . And the price is pretty good for a conversion with all new parts.

Good for him. I wonder how much he makes on each one.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:44 AM   #3
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This person may be (used to be?) associated with Wilderness EV's : http://e-volks.com/
I think you're right: good link, thx.
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Thats awesome. I would love to do that for a living hehe. Now how come a car manufacturer can come out with something like that?
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is it possible to charge these homemade evs at public ev charging stations?
I know out here in california there are an abundance of free charging stations that are never being used cause no one has an ev.
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Only if they're built with the right connectors.

The public charging stations used weatherproof inductive paddles, if I'm not mistaken. Most home-builts just use standard plugs. That's not to say you couldn't equip a home-built with the right kind of hardware.
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