Electric Porsche 911 / 996 – First Test Drive in EV Conversion

I had to share this video – although not particularly interesting, you may hear two giddidy individuals as this Porsche 911 EV conversion goes on its first test drive.

Some notes:
It sounds louder inside the car than it does outside, as much of it is still apart from the ongoing conversion.
Note the Parrot Asteroid Smart stereo head-unit which is android powered, allowing us to use and OBDII connecter to pull data directly from the car and battery system and place it on the screen. (best shot toward end of video)
During this test, the battery pack/system was limited to about 30% power, and we were only testing for some basic functionality.
The BMS cut out at one point when we requested more than the limit would allow. “Man down!”
Although we have a power steering system implemented, it was not turned on for this test. It works, but is currently a bit noisy, especially in a car that is otherwise silent!
Much more work needs to be completed, and we found a couple issues. Fortunately nothing horrible.

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  1. wow! awesome work. more info on motor selection, battery and controller please 😀

  2. Awesome

  3. what kind of range does this have?

  4. Are there a lot of used Porsche with blown engines in the USA? A car like this would never come up for sale cheap enough for a conversion in New Zealand.

  5. Thanks for the kind comments, all.  Here’s a bit of news… We may declare the car DONE this weekend… hope to make a new video… SUPER PUMPED!

  6. What’s the status of the car now? Just curious….

  7. And car manufacturers are telling me people don’t want EVs?

  8. Can you help me convort 1987 Mercedes Benz 300SDL to electric? If you can please give me your phone no thank you

  9. Hi I have a question when you convert your car to electric an then you get a letter to from the smog testing facility. What happens when you take it there?

  10. Nice donor vehicle!  What year is the vehicle and I agree that more info would be nice  🙂  I’ve built an Electric Mountain bicycle that goes 47mph on 128v Lithium 🙂
    Also, I’ve converted my lawn tractor 🙂
    Mountain Bicycle  128v First Ride.mpg
    Lawn Tractor  Electric Lawn Tractor

    I look forward to see more info on this project as a car is on my Radar to accomplish next!  Peace!  🙂

  11. why you killed it you murderer

  12. Congrats on getting it on the road!!  I would love to see some more info on what motor, controller and battery setup you are using.  The Android head unit looks great also!!

  13. Its a foolish vid…………………………………………….

  14. Great video, always enjoy your posts on Rennlist !!

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