Conversion

How Much Does an EV Conversion Cost?

Have you ever considered turning a gas-guzzler into an all-electric vehicle (EV)? How much do you know about EV conversion cost? Let’s take a look at the basics and see if we can avoid some common pitfalls that come with the process. It’s just sitting there. Collecting dust. Taking up space in your garage. You promised your wife you would either start working on it or get rid of it but the weekends just keep slipping by. I get it. I’ve been there, friend. The old car that I was going to bring new life to was a 1979 Cadillac Coupe de Ville. It got about 8 miles to the gallon and sputtered a bit when I turned the ignition off. I bought it for $1,000 and convinced myself that I could spend a couple grand on it and make it shine. As much as I loved that car, I soon realized t...

5 New Cars that Really SHOULD Have Been Electric 2019

Battery technology has come a long way over the last decade, with mainstream electric products from General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla proving over and over again that EVs are more than capable of being, you know, real cars. As such, I feel like a lot of you are reading this and thinking, “All cars should be electric!” and that’s true– but that’s not what this post is about. Instead, I’m taking a look at the current crop of 2019 cars powered by internal combustion engines, thinking about what purpose and what customers they serve, and then picking the ones that I think would serve that same purpose and that same customer BETTER by being electric. Once I had my list, I narrowed it down to 5 New Cars that Really SHOULD Have Been Electric for the 2019 model ...

Check Out These 5 Awesome Electric Restomods

Restomod. That’s the name that’s been given to special, one-off custom cars that aren’t quite restorations– though that’s a part of it– and aren’t quite hot rods– though that’s a part of it, too. The best way to describe what a restomod is, vs. what it isn’t, is to say that it’s a car that blends old and new to create something that offers the best of both worlds. In most cases, that means an old car with a classic “look” that’s been updated with modern lighting and electronics, usually (but not always) modern brakes and suspension, and almost always a modern engine and drive train. The most common restomods tend to be fitted with Chevy V8s, but I’m we’re not interested in those. We’re int...

$200,000 Tesla Hearse for a Clean and Quiet Last Ride

Funeral processions are serious, somber moments and, for many people, are planned to represent and reflect something about the way they lived. Unfortunately for people who were passionate about nature, environmental activism, or just the latest in automotive technology, however, there’s hasn’t really been a way to reflect that passion in the hearse that took them on their last ride. That is, until now. Meet the all electric Tesla Hearse. No, Elon Musk isn’t getting into the hearse business– although, with all the digging equipment he has over at the Boring Company it might not be a bad idea– instead, this Tesla Model S based hearse was make by a vehicle upfitter in Norway named Jan Erik Naley. Naley’s been turning upscale luxury sedans into hearses and o...