"Simply" dropping a Tesla drivetrain into an old car

With batteries slowly becoming "real", it's only a matter of time before someone wants to build an electric Midlana. More power to them!
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"Simply" dropping a Tesla drivetrain into an old car

Post by Midlana1 » 09 May 2021, 09:59

Doable, but the parts are really big. Will not be "plug-and-play" in any sort of small sports car without a lot of repackaging. Strongly argues for designing the car around the parts.
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Post by freakynami » 18 May 2021, 05:05

I wonder how long until we get Tesla wrecks here in Oz in sufficient quantity to make it worth-while? I also wonder how long until someone does themselves some serious damage fecking around with Tesla parts in their conversions...

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Post by Midlana1 » 18 May 2021, 05:54

Yeah I imagine there are going to be some burnt down garages as part of some conversions. Pretty much everyone knows about the danger of gas and its fumes, but I'm not sure that that same respect is given to batteries yet.

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