you have certainly come to the right place to find a bunch of people that have converted vehicles.... I would suggest checking out the Gallery, a few build threads to find a couple candidates who have executed something similar to what you have in mind.bumping this thread
Hey.you have certainly come to the right place to find a bunch of people that have converted vehicles.... I would suggest checking out the Gallery, a few build threads to find a couple candidates who have executed something similar to what you have in mind.
It would help if you disclose a little more about what city you are in, what kind of pay structure you have in mind, etc.
I think many of us started our projects hoping to start a small local business, but quickly found that *most* people are not willing to buy an EV with less than 150 mile range, even though most multi-car families could get by with less than 50 for their in town commuter.
The hard truth is that a DIY EV has proven very hard to re-sell... Recent sales have shown that even really nice conversions have sold for less than parts costs. Not a great business plan. ;(
I think we have all found that the general public admires a nice EV, thinks it is cool, but won't buy it... The other problem is that banks won't finance them with regular auto loans because they can't set a value on them, meaning that most people have to consider an unsecured line of credit at 5-6% or pay cash.
Anyway..... good luck!
It might help to post a few more details about where you are and what your job offer is.
I'd second that recommendation and add Mike from Indra;You could contact Anne from NewElectric in the Netherlands, they've done a lot of cars (and boats allready.)
iirc Renault had a ton of problems getting the Fluence EV approved for use by Betterplace in Israel... might be worth checking the standards required if you have not done that already.We are located in Israel and looking to import converted Classic/vintage cars for some selected customers.