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Not wishing to rain on your parade but IMNSHO the only ICE cars worth converting are "classic" cars (which, TBF a Bug may count as, though according to a VW comment its actually one of the easiest to convert, not a worse case scenario)

Converting other ICE cars will get you a costly inferior EV car with restricted space because with few exceptions you haven't got the leeway to put the batteries in that you have with modern "skateboard" chassis design for EVs that can give them more space than equivalent ICEs.

The concept of converting millions of old "bland" ICE cars is therefore a non-starter. Yep to a VW bug or a 911 or a Maserati Bi Turbo. No to a Ford Escort or a Morris Marina. Buy a s/h EV instead as it will be cheaper, roomier, have more range and be easier to maintain.
 

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A lot of people seem ready to take the plunge and go for an EV.
But are the auto mechanics ready?
Check out our kickstarter project that will prepare training packages for mechanics, vocational schools, and convert a Land Rover Defender and VW bug, worst case scenarios so to speak, to EV.

Global Electric Car Conversion Training Reusing ICE Cars
Converting it with what?

The 'with what' is the far far bigger question and challenge than training people to do this.

Who is producing standard conversion kits, and if not a standard conversion kit then what sort of service support, reliability, and accident liabilities come along with that?

It's not a kick-starter project, I am afraid. It is a non-starter project.
 

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Defender and Beetle both seem like very easy conversions, of fairly rare cars, to me.

Do a 2017 diesel biturbo BMW (or even a 2014 base model 3-series) without compromising practicality, for less than the current market price of the donor car, and then I'll be impressed.

Converting ICE cars to EV makes no sense in general. The constraints on EV production are in batteries and motors, not in bodywork and seats, and ICE demand is not falling so quickly that any car currently on the road is ever going to get prematurely scrapped because its drivetrain is unfashionable.

Or is it just that you quite fancy owning an electric Bug and and an electric Defender and this is a clever way to get other people to pay for it ;)?
 

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EV training programs for auto technicians - Yes, I can see a market for that.
Converting old sheds to EV - No! Better to just leave that to natural selection.
 

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Some of us out there are already doing this. On a commercial basis. Its not easy, its not cheap and not worth doing to most cars. Having shifted most of my stock of motors and controllers, reuse is now the best option and re integration of a parts from a can based modern car is actually not simple. If anyone is interested, I do have a lot of stock of parts, including stuff like power cabling, dc to dc converters, mains chargers of various voltages, new and used lifepo4 cells etc etc .I also engineer the adaptors and couplings. You would not believe the number of people who start out with a crap £500 car and end up with an electric crap £500 car thats copst them many thousands, and no one would pay even the price paid for parts. Conversion is still viewed by many as a way of getting a cheap ev. It isnt. You cant buy the parts for the price of an EV, I have a Citroen C1 for sale and its the cheapest way of getting conversion parts for a small car.
 
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