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Build Your Own EV Conversion Kit

What do you need to complete an EV Conversion?

What things do you need to complete an EV Conversion? For starters, a car, some batteries, a motor and some bits to connect all of those things together. Between those basics are a lot of tools and other equally important parts.

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Killovac contactors
Vacuum pump
Hydraulic Crimper
Radiator
Netgain Warp 9
DC/DC Converter
BMS Boards
Tesla Batteries

The first thing you need is a car

With enough money you can convert any car to electric, but that doesn't mean you should convert any car to electric. The easiest cars to convert to electric are cars made before 2000, and are manual transmission.

Then you’ll
need a motor

Unlike in an internal combustion engine vehicle where the motor is what makes all the power, in an electric vehicle it's the battery through the motor that makes the power. So choosing the right motor will be determined by the system voltage, vehicle size, vehicle weight, and drivetrain.

Batteries

The traction battery of an electric vehicle is it's most important part. There are a lot of options for batteries, but this is likely where you'll spend the most of your money. The industry standard currently are Lithium ion batteries, but many enthuhsiasts use LiFePO4, or CALB batteries.

All the electronics

In your electric vehicle conversion you'll have two different electric systems. The high voltage system (battery, charger, and motor connections) and a low voltage system which runs nearly everything in your car from the AC system to the headlights.

Electricity is dangerous

At nearly any voltage electricity is dangerous, and it should be understood that without proper precautions these projects can be harmful and dangerous. Consult a professional if you have questions about any step of the process.

Junction Box
$80.49
HV
10/3/2021
Nylon Cable Glands
$9.49
HV
10/3/2021
2/0 Copper Cable Lugs
$14.59
HV
10/3/2021
Coolant Hose
$49.23
Cooling
10/2/2021
12V Coolant Pump
$25.06
Cooling
10/2/2021
Coolant Reservoir
$8.79
Cooling
10/2/2021
Motor Adapter
$975.00
Drivetrain
10/2/2021
3x Fuse Holders
$144.00
HV
10/2/2021
3x HV Fuses
$228.87
HV
10/2/2021
Battery Box
$1,860.00
Batteries
10/2/2021
BMS Satellite
$275.00
HV
10/2/2021
BMS Controller
$455.00
HV
10/2/2021
12V Fuse Block
$19.99
LV
10/2/2021
Radiator
$84.59
Cooling
10/2/2021
2/0 Cable Lug Crimper
$46.99
Tools
10/2/2021
2/0 Cable Cutter
$28.99
Tools
10/2/2021
12V Vacuum Pump
$58.00
LV
10/2/2021
Tesla Module Cell Tap Boards
$150.00
HV
10/2/2021
2/0 High Voltage Cable
$245.72
HV
10/2/2021
J1772 Socket Inlet
$55.00
HV
10/2/2021
Isolated DC-DC Converter
$175.00
LV
10/2/2021
5.3kwh Tesla Batteries
$950.00
Batteries
10/2/2021
Traction Pack Charger
$880.00
HV
10/2/2021
Impact Wrench
$78.24
Tools
10/2/2021
Fuel Transfer Pump
$66.98
Tools
10/2/2021
Digital Calipers
$10.99
Tools
10/2/2021
Impact Driver
$157.02
Tools
10/2/2021
Jack Stands
$76.94
Tools
10/2/2021
Breaker Bar
$24.99
Tools
10/2/2021
Garage Creeper
$39.99
Tools
10/2/2021
Car Lift Jack
$174.31
Tools
10/2/2021
Impact Bit Set
$29.97
Tools
10/2/2021
1/2 Drive Torque Wrench
$38.80
Tools
10/2/2021
Heatgun
$29.74
Tools
10/2/2021
NetGain HyPer9 AC Motor
$4,200.00
Drivetrain
10/2/2021
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disclaimer
This list is not comprehensive and doesn't represent everything you may need to complete an electric vehicle conversion as each conversion is different. This list does contain affiliate links.