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06 Electric Corolla? Is It Possible?


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#1 azsunlover

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:27 AM

Would it be a cool idea to have a fully electric Corolla? I mean NO gas motor at all. I'm thinking 2 electric motors paired up to replace the gas motor. Any ideas? And don't just say to go buy a Prius!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:57 AM

Would it be a cool idea to have a fully electric Corolla? I mean NO gas motor at all. I'm thinking 2 electric motors paired up to replace the gas motor. Any ideas? And don't just say to go buy a Prius!!!!

Would be a cool idea - not sure on the practicality of such an idea. Remember the GM Impact years ago (100% electric car) - range was supposed to be 100+ miles (PR stuff quoted range of 250 miles) - ended up being around 50 miles MAX.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:10 PM

Well it is feasable now in the age of lithium batteries, but cost is the primary isssue.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:46 PM

Well it is feasable now in the age of lithium batteries, but cost is the primary isssue.


True, I'm not even sure of the price for the battery pack, nor what I'd get if I sold my 1.8 motor & what would cost for 2 prius electric motors.....unless I could just go out and find a junked Prius......which is nearly impossible because Prius owners drive smart....

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 02:09 AM

You could be the first to convert your car.
It might inspire Toyota to start making an electric one.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:33 AM

Actually Toyota does make a completely electric car - they just sold poorly and didn't recoup their worth in a reasonable amount of time. If gas prices keep going up like it is now and better / mature battery tech comes to light - might start to look attractive (100% electric vehicles).

But in the same time - they'll keep improving the internal combustion engines to spew less emission, get better fel economy, and keep their robust reliability. Hybrids are a really neat idea - selling very well. But as soon as the tax incentives and other perks (HOV commuting w/just driver in some states) dry up - you can bet they will not be as popular as they are now.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 03:52 AM

Something stronger than better fuel use has to be done for autos.
Electric cars are definitely a better way to go.
As technology increases an inexpensive all electric vehicle is more likely to emerge.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:54 PM

Something stronger than better fuel use has to be done for autos.
Electric cars are definitely a better way to go.
As technology increases an inexpensive all electric vehicle is more likely to emerge.


Have you guys read about the Tesla Roadster? Supposedly 0-60 in under 4 seconds. 100% electric. Google it. Also found a company named ZAP! electric cars. They import electrics and looks like they also do conversions. I'm going to check to see what they would do to a new Corolla and at what cost. I wouldn't mind being sponsored!

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:36 PM

Something stronger than better fuel use has to be done for autos.
Electric cars are definitely a better way to go.
As technology increases an inexpensive all electric vehicle is more likely to emerge.


Have you guys read about the Tesla Roadster? Supposedly 0-60 in under 4 seconds. 100% electric. Google it. Also found a company named ZAP! electric cars. They import electrics and looks like they also do conversions. I'm going to check to see what they would do to a new Corolla and at what cost. I wouldn't mind being sponsored!

Let me know what you find out. Right now I have a Corolla in the garage with no engine in it. Maybe I can pack it with batteries instead??

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 02:32 AM

I bet you'd be surprised! B) The battery pack would replace the gas tank basically. If you go to www.zap.com, you'll see a couple used vehicles for sale that were turned into 100% electric vehicles. There was an old VW rabbit and an old Nissan pickup that I saw.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:37 AM

I bet you'd be surprised! B) The battery pack would replace the gas tank basically. If you go to www.zap.com, you'll see a couple used vehicles for sale that were turned into 100% electric vehicles. There was an old VW rabbit and an old Nissan pickup that I saw.

Why couldn't I use it to replace my engine and transmission - or are those little items still necessary?

Edited by Bikeman982, 18 August 2006 - 02:38 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:43 AM

it is possible. Nowadays there is a great variety of driverless cars. http://italkaboutcar...driverless-cars