This is simply a recreation-type thread that I have here in which people can post their favourite EV conversion candidates whether they have been done or not or whether they are easy to convert or not. This is mainly about style.
1986-1989 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo:
This vehicle, to my opinion, is the most futuristic American production car of the 1980s. Beginning in 1989, you could even order one with the “Colour Visual” onboard computer which resembles what you’d see in a Prius, in addition, you could also have a car phone. The Dashboard was entirely digital and the car “spoke” as well.
1990-1992 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo:
An evolution of the last design, even more futuristic and it wouldn’t have looked out of place in Back to the Future II.
1986 - 1995 Mercury Sable:
The more upmarket and futuristic looking cousin of the revolutionary Ford Taurus.
(Image link sometimes displays a Ford Crown Victoria instead of a Mercury Sable)
Come on, who hasn’t ever wanted one of these? and if it’s outfitted with a Mr.Fusion, it’ll convert any garbage into pure nuclear energy providing a few gigawatts of power to fully recharge the batteries within a matter of nanoseconds
An excellent competitor to the Tesla Roadster and Lightning GT.
Any Citröen from the 60s-70s except for the 2CV:
These cars were decades ahead of their time in both form and function and still look futuristic to this day. Their aerodynamic coefficients are also excellent (go to jaylenosgarage.com for a video).
Volvo 780 Bertone:
This was Volvo’s flagship car until 1991 when it was cut from production. The 780s were designed and hand built by Grupo Bertone in Turin, Italy and cost approximately 50,000 dollars when new. While the exterior and interior were all Bertone, the mechanicals were from the Volvo 760 that could be just as well equipped as its Italian friend for about 10,000$ less.
Although these cars have just about the same battery storage space as a 3 volt Flashlight, what makes these cars so interesting is that you could enter a “free wheeling” mode which was basically a function that disconnected the drive system from the wheels in order to coast without the engine compression slowing the car down. These cars were also designed using aircraft styling and aerodynamics (Go to www.jaylenosgarage.com for a video of a 53’ SAAB).
With alot of work done to isolate the body from leaks, this could very well be a very interesting EV.