Submitted by jonathan-147 on August 30, 2012
Like many of you now or at some point in your life, I have a fantasy of owning an stunning, powerful, energy-conscious vehicle. One year out of a new media major, I'm very typically limited in my resources, however presented with this unique opportunity.
I have a variety of software development experience which may enable me to trade development of a kiosk for an '83 Porch 911 electric conversion. But of course, this car is loaded with about a dozen lead-acid batteries and lasts all of 50 miles.
What I'm wondering is if it's possible to upgrade the battery technology to something commercially available and lithium-based, assuming some integration hassle? What would I need to find out about the car to know if that's a viable option?
I believe the conversion was professionally done with a kit available at http://www.mycoolelectriccar.com
Any direction would be appreciated.