This company is making a V8-sized EV-conversion ‘crate motor’ for classic cars – Roadshow

Electric GT is developing the V8-sized and -shaped all-in-one system for a Toyota Land Cruiser conversion.

The process of converting a classic car over to electric power is not only expensive, it’s complicated and relies on either ripping apart a crashed EV or building a system a la carte from discrete components from multiple manufacturers.

According to a report published recently by Green Car Reports, a company called Electric GT wants to take the complicated part out of that equation. Specifically, it’s working on a modular “crate” style system for EV conversion. What we mean when we talk about crate style is that it’s similar to the way that many aftermarket companies and even OEMs sell whole engines that are assembled and ready to be installed.

So, in Electric GT’s case, this means that it’s created a module that’s more or less the same size and shape as a modern V8 engine, and is self-contained aside from a battery pack. This engine-shaped thing has either one or two electric motors, motor controllers, a charger, a DC-to-DC converter and coolant lines and pumps.

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