Solectria Force EV

Solectria Force EV

Editor Wakesho

Electric car conversions aren’t for everyone, but for electric car fans who can’t stretch to one of the latest models, they’re a much cheaper option to get behind the wheel of an EV. While it might appear you need a substantial amount of money to get into the EV game, that isn’t necessarily the case. If you look around there are some offbeat and interesting alternatives to the likes of the Volt and Leaf.

This car is fitted with a 3-phase AC electric motor and 13. 4 cell lithium-polymer batteries with around 11 kWh of capacity. Like the gasoline Metro, the Force is actually quite lightweight with only 2300 ponds. with top speed of 70 mph and acceleration to 50 mph in sprightly sounding in 9 seconds. Range is around 80 miles at a constant speed of around 45 mph, and the car features regenerative braking to eke out a few extra miles.

Using gliders that is the rolling chassis with full bodywork and interiors supplied by GM, Solectria installed a three-phase electric motor and 13 four-cell lithium polymer batteries, with an 11 kilowatt hour capacity, calling the resulting creation the Force.

The Solectria Force listed on eBay is a 1997 model in what appears to be very clean condition. Located in Glendale, Ariz. and fitted with a new lithium-ion battery pack, which enables it to still run a distance of 80 miles between charges, it can be yours for $9,000.