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Hello colleagues,
I live in Brazil and here, unfortunately, access to new electric vehicles is still very expensive, but we have some solutions for vehicle electrification, what do you think of this option? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Thank you all!
 

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Looking at the prices the parts sell for here currently, by the time you've build yourself a decent conversion, you've spent as much as just buying an actual EV, which will undoubtedly be better.
 

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In Uk, a lot of Japanese MX-5 sports cars used to get imported to UK after about 3 years old, by which time the Japanese see things as "old & obsolete" ! In Europe, a lot of several-year-old Opel Amperas are being mported into Finland, where they appreciate a quality long-lasting car. Are you able to import something from a foreign country - maybe something from USA maybe?
 

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Hello colleagues,
I live in Brazil and here, unfortunately, access to new electric vehicles is still very expensive, but we have some solutions for vehicle electrification, what do you think of this option? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Thank you all!
Do you mean convert an old existing vehicle? If you are happy with an electric car that you do 60km/h top speed with a 40-mile range for city use, and is built into an old petrol car shell that´s engine is dead, perhaps with lead acid batteries with limited lifetime, it is much easier to do that cost effectively in a conversion. However, if you need 200 miles range and everything you expect from a modern car, that´s more difficult. The costs will still be quite high and it may be a stressful and difficult process.

http://www.movener.com/movener/ is a company that does conversions in Chile.

5 million Chilean pesos for conversion with lead acid battery with 40km-50km range
8.7 million Chilean pesos for conversion with lithium with 80km-110km range

They do the conversion with basic old cars because there is a law that stops them doing it with modern cars.

Google it and try to find if there is such a company in Brazil. If you can´t find it, ask the Chilean company I refer to here if they know if there is a Brazilian equivalent.
 

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5 million Chilean pesos for conversion with lead acid battery with 40km-50km range
To save anyone googling...

5,000,000 Chilean Peso = 4,862.67 Pound sterling
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