On the way to work the other day someone in a new Tesla Roadster wooshed by me. I say woosh as a Tesla, or any electric car for that matter do not come with the throaty exhaust sound accompanied by traditional petrol consuming vehicles. While I see the benefit of an EV, the design of the Tesla left me cold.
Which got me to thinking, how about an electric Porsche Boxter? As it turns out there is an outfit by the name of ACE Conversions that can build an EV out of virtually any car. From the looks of their site, Porsche cars are a favorite.
From the seller -
“Electric Porsche Boxster. 100% gas free. Built using quality parts on a quality car.
Conversions with similar performance to gas Porsche. Over 100 mph, an enjoyable to drive Ev, Fast charge, 50 mile/200 miles a day, upgradable range, 220v charge.”
While I would miss some of the little things of a traditional gas consuming engine I would not miss going to the gas station or getting fiscally abused by my mechanic. $49k sounds like a lot of cabbage but it is roughly half as much as a new Tesla roadster. There also be some tax benefits to going the EV route, check with your accountant for details.
Bravo to ACE Conversions for adding some appeal to the Electric Vehicle that has been sorely lacking in the standard offerings that have been available over the years.