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ICE To Electric Car Conversion Price in The USA Is Becoming Cheaper

There are several Electric Car Conversion Companies around the country that convert your ICE car to BEV and the price of conversion is becoming cheaper.
Posted: April 26, 2019 - 10:53PM
Author: Al Castro


This link from Green Living Love To Know shows you some of the well known ICE to Electric Car Conversion companies in the United States. This is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As the cost of ionization becomes even cheaper so shall the parts, but it’s a long labor intensive process, that aspect of price shall never change. Expect up to a three month turn-around.

Price Of ICE To EV Conversion
Expect anywhere $30,000-$50,000 USD. That’s the labor alone. Add half on for parts. See what I mean?

Some people say it may cost you $10,000 to convert an ICE to EV. But $10,000 will turn your car into a lawn mower. Maybe a Smart4Two. For $10,000 where and how do you think you’re going to get a serious battery pack alone, aside from a single motor? 5 or 50 miles range? A tiny new battery inside a Nissan Leaf is $8,500. For a whole conversion you left only $1500 for the mechanic’s labor, and the motor too for that matter. Who knows what who is talking about?

Standard mechanic’s labor rate is $130+/hr with hundreds of hours needed for a full conversion.

I am looking to electrify my own personal car and have been researching the past 3 years. I spoke to several companies myself and I want it done the right way. Not all shops do it the same way.

There’s a reason why there are certified Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin conversion shops and not ones for Toyota or Honda. Gas cars weren’t made to go electric, so if range is an issue you’d might consider a purpose made BEV coming soon or here now.

For example, the average classic Ford Mustang and Ranger conversion only yields about 150-200 miles of range without sacrificing performance.

Tuner shops literally all over the world are trying to break that barrier without killing performance. See what I mean?

It’s a big outlay and commitment but remember you’d be eligible for government incentives, rebates on insurance, smog testing, and registration, and savings on gas and maintenance. The car will last longer too.

Do you have plans to convert your ICE to an EV? If yes, how are you planning to do that? Please, let us know in the comments section below.

Al Castro reports EV News for Torque News. Please follow all on Twitter at @SgtAlCastro, Facebook and Linkedin and send him tips for new stories.


Erik (not verified)    April 26, 2019 - 10:55PM

Plenty of shops around that will convert almost any ICE into EV price range from $10000 to whatever, depends or performance and longest trip requirements.

Frank (not verified)    May 24, 2023 - 9:22AM

In reply to by Erik (not verified)

I believe that by 2035 a kit will cost $10k and installation will be also 10k. Maybe I am thinking in today's dollars. There will be so many electric cars on the road, some one will be putting kits together with used motors, batteries.

Al Castro    April 26, 2019 - 11:30PM

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt ” —Abraham Lincoln. $10,000 in what currency? Here’s a currency converter. Keep it handy: Sir: you don’t know what you’re talking about on Facebook and you only make matters worse for yourself by coming here, my nexus. And being on some electric car board in Australia for us Americans is no different than being a commissioner on the board of directors for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who cares. A brand new replacement battery for a Nissan Leaf costs $8500 alone. Get your facts correct sir, I’ve got mine. Your $10,000 cost for a complete electric conversion is for a lawnmower, not an electric car. It doesn’t even cover the cost of a motor and certainly not the labor, barely for a battery. If you are trying to impress us by being a member of the AEVA you are not. You make things worse for yourself. Now stop this.

Kevin (not verified)    September 7, 2021 - 12:15PM

In reply to by Al Castro

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt ” —Abraham Lincoln.

Mr Castro were you telling yourself that? Because you clearly didn't follow your own advice. You ask in what currency when the article title clearly states "IN THE USA." Then you solidify the fact you are a fool through and through with condescending tone despite the fact you can't read a simple title.