Day 1 Side
OwnerBryan Frederick
LocationAustin, Texas US map
Vehicle1970 Opel GT
2-seater "mini-vette" built in Germany.
Motor Not yet determined unknown
Planning on consultation with Austin EV experts for guidance and recommendations.
Drivetrain4-speed manual
Controller Noy yet determined
Pending
BatteriesNot yet determined, 0.00 Volt,
Pending
Charger Not yet determined
Pending
HeaterRemoved
DC/DC Converter Not yet determined
Pending
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
To be used as a daily commuter, need to achieve highway speed for 18 miles round trip.
AccelerationNot a big concern. Equivalent to my Honda Insight (aka: not much).
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Daily commute requirements plus some buffer.
Watt Hours/MilePending
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,100 Pounds (954 Kilograms)
Pre-conversion starting weight.
TiresStock 13" which will need to be upgraded to 15" to accommodate a disc conversion in the rear and upgrade in the front.
Conversion Time40 hours of labor in tear-down so far
Conversion Cost$300 in tools so far
Additional FeaturesStay tuned.
Tear-down has been uneventful so far. Mechanical and body work next before the conversion kicks into full gear.

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