EVDrive’s High Performance EV Conversions
Welcome to the EVDrive™ high performance electric “no compromises” zone … Where We Make Great Vehicles Even Better With Our Engineered High Performance Electric (or Hybrid Electric) Conversions using our complete EVDrive-trains™, sub-systems and world-class components!
As part of our society’s transition away from petroleum fuels to more energy independence, and vehicles that emit less harmful polution, EVDrive believes creating/capturing “your own fuel” e.g. solar/wind/geothermal/etc. to fuel your EVDrive converted “non-performance nor operationally compromised” vehicles, is just one of the more practical solutions that should be considered. Converting existing vehicles to Electric (or Hybrid Electric) with all but their powertrains being quite satisfactory, seems to be a preferable option compared to the purchase of new ground-up electric vehicles. We are proving this 2 prong strategy today with our Portland, Oregon vicinity 5.6kW lab facility roof mounted solar system and one of technology testbeds, our PHEV BMW 3-series technology testbed conversion discussed here giving us an average of 17,000 miles per year or 46 miles per day of “free driving from the sun”. More southern latitudes will produce more “free solar driving miles”.
APPLICATIONS – Our power train systems and specialty components are ideally suited to a wide range of Electric (or Hybrid Electric) conversions of existing vehicle and new vehicle applications: -Commercial fleet utility, cargo, material handling, people mover vehicles, etc.; -Powersports vehicles like Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs; -High performance on and off-road vehicles; -Specialty vehicle prototypes; -Marine and Aircraft. ”Off-the-shelf” Drive system packages and Charged EV magazine ad for these systems.
At SEMA 2011 in Las Vegas, EVDrive launched a first in SEMA and aftermarket performance history, “electric crate motor” upgrades for high performance vehicles. These packages allow replacing a gas guzzling engine with up to a 800HP single EVDrive-Train “crate motor”, preferably interfaced with existing high performance manual transmission or auto transmissions which can be supported as well – all belt driven accessories are replaced/supported as well. See EVDrive-Train complete system architecture page for all sub-systems included in a complete “crate motor” upgrade. EVDrive-Trains offer the high performance vehicle owner a powertrain that will produce same or more power and torque, same or more total range, less operating / maintenance costs (e.g. up to 100% mpg improvement, regen saves on brake wear while charging back up the battery system, liquid-cooled sealed electric motors require no maintenance, however the small range extender flex-fuel gas/lpg engines do require periodic maintenance) EVDrive continues to research and strive to drive the cost of it’s aftermarket powertrain upgrade systems to meet and beat the value propositions of competing best in class high horsepower ICE (internal combustion engine) aftermarket upgrades (e.g. Viper V10, Nelson NRE355 TT, NRE572) One thing is clear with today’s EVDrive-Train offerings, they are lower cost to operate and maintain, especially if the vehicle owner “makes/gathers their own “fuel” with a home solar PV system.
CUSTOM VERSIONS OF OUR EVDrive-train™ scale-able architecture for Electric (or Hybrid Electric) conversions of commercial fleet & new OEM prototypes. Our current focus covers 2 aspects: “no compromise performance & operations EVDrive-Train Electric (or Hybrid Electric) conversion kits developed for OEMs and INDUSTRIAL GRADE SUB-SYSTEMS – e.g. energy (temp controlled battery packs w/BMS), liquid-cooled motor/controller sub-systems from 25-600kW and other sub-systems of our powertrain architecture.
Sample conversion kits available: One OEM project we can share publicly is our BEV (all battery electric) ENSI Toyota commercial pickup truck (Land Cruiser HZJ79 similar to Tacoma) conversion – see pictures here. At this time, a production version of our e46 PHEV technology testbed conversion is not affordable as a kit at low volume build quantities, so we are NOT offering this or any other non-commercial fleet vehicle conversion kits in low volume at this time. To make conversion kits affordable, ~50 kits for a specific make and model need to built at once, so … What Vehicle Would You Like Converted to Electric Hybrid (range extended or PHEV – plug-in hybrid electric vehicle)? Let us know … Take our Electric Conversion Survey