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.