Rough price for EV conversion on lotus?

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swl
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Rough price for EV conversion on lotus?

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hi

Just curious how much would it cost to put the below motor in a lotus elise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em-XOEo7QmU

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... 5407/?Cr=0

or something like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDu9HpPD8VY

thanks
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$100,000 for the 9 second drag car. Minimum.
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I would say minimum $25k
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My quick ballparks basing from the lotus in the 2nd video
$22000 for 2x complete Volt pack from lithium-power (who know where you'll fit them)
$16000 for Tesla drive unit kit from EVwest
$2500 of orion BMS n stuff
$4000 of chargers, DCDCs etc
$5000 of specialized fabrication, licensing etc
$50000 for that car
$???? Labour
$???? Shipping
$???? What did I miss?
$99500 total plus labour and shipping then throw in the "projects go over budget" rule and this↓ isn't looking so bad
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Long answer: I'm with CJ on that one. $100k for parts PLUS labour.

Short answer: Buy the Tesla roadster!

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