Author Topic: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor  (Read 843 times)

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Re: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2019, 12:01:36 AM »
That's brilliant, but $60k is insane.

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Re: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 12:13:31 AM »
>insane

Yeah, the 'early adopter' fee is about $40k, I'd say.

BUT big biz, cities, & govs are pushing the market and the insane $$$$ for now.  They all want to look green and are throwing dumpster-loads of money at custom solutions.

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Re: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 12:17:48 AM »
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>dumpster-loads

Like so.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Skookum/comments/dogfdg/this_ford_f53_chassis_my_company_just_got_back/

Be sure to go through the image gallery. 

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Re: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 01:51:19 PM »
Super interesting. Makes you wonder about retrofitting cars in bulk potentially at some point.

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Re: Exclusive: Hands on with the world's first electric crate motor
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 11:17:28 PM »
>bulk

I sent that article to my buddy "King Of The Land Rovers," whose been dropping everything from Mercruisers to Mercedes diesels in LRs for decades now. He now builds crate engine kits about 6 at a time.   He'll be doing it one day ...but not at $60k.

At 12k, I have 2 antiques I'd convert today; VW Thing and Triumph TR3.