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Porsche Electric Car, Not a Hybrid

Friday, September 17th, 2010:


Here is a unique electric car created by Jeff McCabe with the Porsche 928 frame and body, since he couldn’t afford the Tesla Roadster. To make this work, he needed to remove a majority of the weight of the car, over 1,700 lbs to be exact. Jeff did this by removing the engine, transmission gears 1st, 4th, and 5th, most of the electronics, pop-up headlights, and interior luxury pieces. All this was swapped out to fit 1,300 pounds of 750 lithium iron-phosphate cells, after his initial run with lead acid batteries. The stock wheels and brakes were also trashed for lighter components, while the glass was replaced with lexan windows.

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