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I've seen that most of the conversions are either a few years back, or they just die.

I have a Saab 900S that has blown its engine and has sat around for 5+ years. I'm figuring it will take as much to get it back as an ICE as it would EV, so I'd prefer EV. Is there anyone currently that either has done this conversion or knows of someone who could help with it?

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In my experience, an EV conversion easily costs triple to quadruple (or more...) replacing a blown ICE with a brand new unit.

You need to do it for a better reason than capital cost, in other words. Of course, your time is totally worthless in the calcs.
 

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I've seen that most of the conversions are either a few years back, or they just die.

I have a Saab 900S that has blown its engine and has sat around for 5+ years. I'm figuring it will take as much to get it back as an ICE as it would EV, so I'd prefer EV. Is there anyone currently that either has done this conversion or knows of someone who could help with it?

Thanks a bunch
It will cost more than getting another ICE engine from a wreak. Much much more. For most EV conversions its done for fun and the sense of achievement . Possibly enviromental reasons.. but mostly for the fun of it. Ive paid thousands on used and new parts and still more to go and the project still hasnt left the garage . . Its for fun for me.
 

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Saab 900s are evil, horrible beasts that will drain the life from your soul and cause you to go broke buying special tools. An EV conversion is probably easier than getting it back on the road as an ICE. I'm assuming this is the 900 Classic, not the newer GM owned 900. FWD car = Nissan LEAF motor and Resolve-EV controller. There might even be enough space under the hood of the Saab for the motor stack AND some batteries.
 
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