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Hi all!

I've always been tinkering with my cars and became somewhat of a BMW enthusiast, my daily driver is a 1998 BMW 528i and I absolutely love it and I want to keep it forever so I'm looking at doing the research to see what converting it would be like. similar to bimerev's channel

I would love to do this one day but I'm just getting started at the research phase! any suggestions?

I'll be honest I'm pretty knew to electric car builds!

I'd love to have it have the same power and feel if possible as far as rear wheel drive (190 horsepower) goes and hopefully 200-250 miles of range..

Also a lot of conversions use a lot of trunk space... is there a way to avoid that or is that a bullet we have to bite haha
 

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Hi all!

I've always been tinkering with my cars and became somewhat of a BMW enthusiast, my daily driver is a 1998 BMW 528i and I absolutely love it and I want to keep it forever so I'm looking at doing the research to see what converting it would be like. similar to bimerev's channel

I would love to do this one day but I'm just getting started at the research phase! any suggestions?

I'll be honest I'm pretty knew to electric car builds!

I'd love to have it have the same power and feel if possible as far as rear wheel drive (190 horsepower) goes and hopefully 200-250 miles of range..

Also a lot of conversions use a lot of trunk space... is there a way to avoid that or is that a bullet we have to bite haha
Keep in mind that 190 hp in a combustion engine feels pretty similar to 120ish hp from an electric motor. This is because electric motors have full torque from 0 rpm, which makes them much quicker.

As for 200-250 miles of range, you'll be looking at Tesla modules, and a lot of them. At least 10, but more likely close to a full pack (16). You'll definitely need to put batteries in the trunk if you're looking to get that range.
 
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